Dog Bites: What you Need to Know About Proving Your Claim

Now that the good weather is upon us and people are flocking to the parks and beaches it is inevitable that the interaction between people and dogs will increase. This means a corresponding rise in dog bites. Dog bites can be both traumatic and cause serious injury.  In this blog…

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Personal Injury Law and Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs): 5 things you should know

Personal injury litigation and functional capacity evaluations. In the course of personal injury litigation, the plaintiff is often sent for a “Functional Capacity Evaluation” (FCE). Sometimes the plaintiff is referred for an FCE by their own lawyer to provide additional evidence of the extent of impairment, and sometimes they are…

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Laser Hair Removal and Tattoos Don’t Mix

A lawsuit involving a painful burn, alleged to have been caused by laser hair removal over a tattoo, has resurrected an issue regarding the lack of regulation of the laser hair removal industry in BC. Read the CBC story HERE Warning for consumers re: laser hair removal Laser hair removal…

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Parking lots aren’t places of safety; future care claims

The Court of Appeal released reasons today in Russell v. Parks, 2014 BCCA 104, overturning the trial judge’s apportionment of liability and awarding future care costs that had been refused. The plaintiff was hit by the defendant’s vehicle in a Cranbrook strip mall parking lot.  He had stepped over a small…

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Exciting Developments in Spinal Cord Research

At Murphy Battista LLP our primary focus is making sure that our clients get their lives back. In many cases, we are able to achieve this by ensuring that a client is adequately compensated by their insurer. Of course, regardless of the size of a negotiated settlement or court…

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