Motor Vehicle Accident

Ferguson v. Shan: Foggy Conditions Lead to Highway 97 Accident

September 15, 2019

Categories: bicycle accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tagged with: foggy conditions

Driving in hazardous conditions is a common occurrence for B.C. drivers. It is important to exercise extra caution when there is bad weather that affects visibility on public highways. Failure to do so can result in a car accident, and in turn a personal injury lawsuit. For example, a B.C. Supreme Court judge recently held … Continue reading Ferguson v. Shan: Foggy Conditions Lead to Highway 97 Accident

How Does an Auto Accident Affect a Self-Employed Person’s Income?

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: self-employed

If you are self-employed, an auto accident can have a devastating impact on your ability to earn a living. Especially if you work in an industry where client demand tends to fluctuate, it may be difficult to calculate the precise loss of income attributable to an accident. Nevertheless, B.C. judges have a legal duty to … Continue reading How Does an Auto Accident Affect a Self-Employed Person’s Income?

Minimal Damage to Vehicle = Big Award!

July 29, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tagged with: car accident

Our lawyers Almira Esmail and Tyler Dennis recently received news of another victory in the recent judgment of Khademolhosseini v. Ji, 2019 BCSC 854. On December 23, 2014 Dr. Khademolhosseini was in a rear-end accident where there was minimal damage to his vehicle. The defence argued that there would be no loss to his future earnings because … Continue reading Minimal Damage to Vehicle = Big Award!

Another Trial Success!

July 29, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tagged with: car accident, motor vehicle accident

Trial Success: Our lawyers Nathanial Hartney and Tyler Dennis recently reasons for judgment for Dale v. Vickers, 2019 BCSC 821 handed down by Madam Justice Fleming. This was a complex case involving a young legal assistant that was injured in three separate motor vehicle accidents, the first occurring May 8, 2013. Prior to speaking with a lawyer, … Continue reading Another Trial Success!

British Columbia Seatbelt Laws: What you Need to Know

March 27, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident

 

Cars have been equipped with seatbelts for decades.  The regulation of seatbelts and the impact that they have on both drivers and passengers in the unfortunate event of a motor vehicle crash have been the subject of much debate over the years. There are some schools of thought that would believe that seatbelts are not … Continue reading British Columbia Seatbelt Laws: What you Need to Know

Do You Need to Get a Police Report After a Car Accident?

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

 

One of the more common mistakes people make following a car accident is failing to contact the local police. B.C. law actually requires anyone involved in an accident to notify the police within 24 hours (or 48 hours in rural areas) if the estimated damages exceed $1,000. Even if you are unsure of the amount … Continue reading Do You Need to Get a Police Report After a Car Accident?

Quantifying the Psychological and Career Damages Caused by a B.C. Auto Accident

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

 

Calculating the exact amount of a car accident victim’s injuries is often not a simple task. For instance, how do you put a dollar amount on the long-term effects of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which may result from a serious accident? Even when discussing economic damages, such as the loss of … Continue reading Quantifying the Psychological and Career Damages Caused by a B.C. Auto Accident

Who is Responsible for an Ambulance Accident?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

 

Under the normal rules of the road, speeding and running a red light are the type of reckless acts that would make you liable for a car accident. There is a critical exception for emergency vehicles such as ambulances. Under B.C. law, the driver of an emergency vehicle may “exceed the speed limit” and “proceed … Continue reading Who is Responsible for an Ambulance Accident?