You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

Summer has finally reached our beautiful province. However, with summer weather, bicycle accidents are at their peak. ICBC estimates that 740 cyclists are injured in car crashes from June to September every year.  Last year, cyclist Anthony Floyd was involved in a collision when a driver pulled into a cycling…

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May 28, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

At Murphy Battista LLP it’s our job to constantly stay abreast of the intricacies of ICBC’s various insurance products and policies. Our depth of knowledge in this field means that we have an understanding of auto insurance that can benefit individuals prior to them actually being involved in an accident.…

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January 8, 2019

Matthew Van Nostrand

Matthew Van Nostrand

Left Turn Accidents. What to Do if You’ve been Hit While Turning Left at an Intersection?

Left Turn Accidents. What to Do if You’ve been Hit While Turning Left at an Intersection?

You’ve been hit by a car while turning left at an intersection and ICBC has told you it’s your fault – what can you do? First of all, ICBC’s determination of fault is not the final word. Ultimately, it’s up to a judge to decide. But practically speaking, if ICBC…

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September 3, 2018

Irina Kordic

Irina Kordic

Personal Injury Contingency Fee Agreements

What is a Contingency Fee Agreement? A Contingency Fee Agreement (CFA) is a contract between a law firm (or lawyer) and the client in a case where legal fees are payable as a percentage of the amount recovered as damages. Under a CFA, the legal fees are payable only if…

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September 14, 2016

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Murphy Battista

Okanagan Woman Features Keri Grenier’s Insights

Keri Asks: What is a Woman’s Worth? Okanagan Woman features Keri Grenier’s insights on how the courts are determining a woman’s worth in personal injury law cases. In the post, she outlines the “aspects to a woman’s claim that are often unique or tend to play a more prominent role.”…

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May 24, 2016

Bill Dick

Bill Dick

Social Host Liability and Grad Season

As we head into Grad Season, parents of teenagers face that age old question of whether to allow alcohol at year end parties. As a parent of teenagers myself, I will be addressing this very issue at a Vernon District School Board event scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at Vernon…

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May 20, 2016

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Murphy Battista

Laser Hair Removal and Tattoos Don’t Mix

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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February 16, 2016

Keri Grenier

Keri Grenier

ICBC Anti-fraud Campaign

This month’s INJURYwise column provides some commentary on ICBC’s recent anti-fraud campaign. At first I thought it was just a simple news article on the top 6 fraud files handled by ICBC in 2015, but then I heard the radio ads. They call it the “ICBC Hall of Shame.” Just…

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November 16, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

As we head towards the season of work celebrations and holiday parties the prevalence of designated driver’s is likely to rise. A recent case from the BC Court of Appeal addressed the indemnification of designated drivers and has found that a passenger whose actions cause injury is a “user” of…

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November 12, 2015

Matthew Van Nostrand

Matthew Van Nostrand

Pedestrian Liability

It’s that time of year again in BC – the clocks have been turned back and, for most of us, it’s dark on our commute home. It’s also raining frequently, and soon to be snowing, depending on where you live. This impacts both visibility and braking. For pedestrians, this can…

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