By Maurice Mirosolin Res Judicata is a common law doctrine which prevents a party from relitigating a matter which has already been decided by another court of competent jurisdiction. Res judicata takes two distinct forms: issue estoppel and cause of action estoppel. In brief terms, issue … [Read more...] about What is Settled is Settled: the Doctrine of Res Judicata
By David Sinnott When people think “personal injury”, the first thought that often comes to mind is a motor vehicle accident. However, with the winter weather now firmly upon us, it is important to be aware of another primary cause of personal injury: slip and fall injuries. Falls are a … [Read more...] about Slip and Fall Injuries and the Occupier’s Liability Act, B.C.
By David Machat If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to certain benefits. This article is to assist you to understand your rights, even if you caused the accident. Under the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation(B.C. Reg. 447/83) (the “Regulation”), benefits can be … [Read more...] about Your Entitlement to Part 7 / No-Fault Benefits
By Murray Suderman Injuries from car crashes may result in significant physical, psychological, or cognitive consequences beyond those readily apparent to friends, family, or work colleagues. In many instances, those who are injured in a car accident continue on with their employment or … [Read more...] about Securing Your Future: Income Loss Compensation
By Jaron Fergusson On October 17, 2018, the recreational use of marijuana will become legal across Canada. What does this change mean for drivers in British Columbia? It may mean an increase in the frequency of people driving while under the influence of the intoxicating substance, THC. But is … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Smoke Pot and Drive?