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Commercial car garage did not owe duty of care to...

A majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has held that a commercial car garage did not owe a...

BCCA reaffirms objective standard for what a reasonable...

Schoenhalz v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 BCCA 289 affirms that the determination of what a reasonable person...

Cyclists have a positive duty to avoid collisions

A recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal has confirmed that cyclists have a positive duty to...

New Trial Ordered to Determine whether Police owed Duty of...

Bergen v. Guliker 2015 BCCA 283 involved a head on collision that killed two people following a police chase...

Common sense rules when a pedestrian is hit in a...

A pedestrian’s claim was dismissed in Vandendorpel v Evoy, 2015 BCSC 176, after he activated a crosswalk sign but...

Court of Appeal Rules Plaintiff 60% Liable for Failing to...

In Langille v Marchant 2014 BCCA 430 at around midnight the plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident...

The Moose Was Loose; Now It’s Dead

In Ziemer v. Wheeler 2014 BCSC 2049 the defendant was driving his pick-up truck on a highway when he...

Court Dismisses Low Velocity Impact Claim

In Andraws v. Anslow 2013 BCSC 2080 the plaintiff’s vehicle was rear ended at very low speed. She sued...

Court of Appeal rules cyclist passing on the right at...

In Ormiston v Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2014 BCCA 276 the plaintiff cyclist was injured near the bottom...

Driver going the speed limit found negligent in collision...

Accidents involving collisions with animals can be tricky to defend. Plaintiffs are usually passengers. In a conventional two vehicle...

Court of Appeal on Emergency Vehicle Liability

In Maddex v Sigouin 2014 BCCA 213 the court of appeal addressed the issue of the standard of care...

Limits on the Driving Privileges of Emergency Vehicles

Emergency vehicles do not have free rein in exercising the driving privileges they are accorded. In a judgment released...

ICBC Not Required To Pay For Injuries To Designated Driver

In Felix v Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2014 BCSC 166 the BC Supreme Court recently held that the...