Information About Personal Injury News
- 2021 Pain and Suffering Awards for a Broken Leg
Damages for pain and suffering, which are known as non-pecuniary damages, are intended to compensate an injured claimant for pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of amenities. In deciding the amount of pain and suffering to award to an injured claimant, the court will take into accoun … Read more »
- ICBC’s Insane Profits and ICBC’s 6% Disbursement Cap – J. Small Interviewed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Canadian Lawyer Magazine reports on and delivers award winning content on important legal issues throughout the country. Jacqueline Small of our firm has been interviewed several times on issues relating to personal injury law in British Columbia by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Ms. Small was recently f … Read more »
- ICBC Wins Appeal of $2.4 Million Income Loss Award
The Court of Appeal has re-defined the concept of indivisible injury in the assessment of civil damages ( Neufeldt v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2021 BCCA 327 ). The legal distinction between divisible and indivisible injuries is an important question of law in many personal injury c … Read more »
- Is expert evidence essential to a successful Medical Malpractice claim?
As discussed in prior blog posts, medical malpractice claims are notoriously complex and expensive to pursue. The main reason for this is due to the expert evidence required to prove liability and quantum . For liability, expert evidence is needed to prove that the doctor owed the patient a duty o … Read more »
- Does ICBC Have to Pay My Disbursements?
Disbursements are legal expenses. Some examples of disbursements include the cost of ordering medical records, hiring a medical expert to provide an expert opinion, court filing fees, photocopies, faxes, etc. Most personal injury lawyers will pay for all disbursements on behalf of their clients un … Read more »