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The Law Show: Children’s Injuries on School Trips, The Rise of Distracted Driving, and Minor Injury Claim Cap

 

Joe Murphy, Q.C., a founding partner of Murphy Battista LLP, joined Jim Gordon for the September 23rd episode of The Law Show. They spent part of this episode discussing the possibility of injuries on children’s school trips, including what parents can do to ensure their child isn’t injured while on a field trip and what rights they and their family have in the event an injury does occur.

Joe also spoke about the surge in distracted driving convictions, and how they have led to an increase in car accidents and a corresponding rise in ICBC premiums. Joe then touched on the BC government’s plan to impose a $5,500 cap on minor injury pain and suffering payouts, that is set to launch April 1, 2019, and what it means for accident victims. Particularly, Joe discussed the ambiguity and potential complexity surrounding the legislation on what qualifies as a minor injury, specifically in relation to brain injuries. He also confirmed that any claim arising from an incident that occurred before April 1, 2019, will not be affected by the changes in legislation and will not be subject to the cap.

 

The Law Show: The ICBC Claims Process, Why ICBC Claims are Denied, and the Minor Injury Claim Cap

Joe Murphy, Q.C, a founding partner of Murphy Battista LLP, joined Jim Gordon for the July 29th episode of The Law Show. During this episode, they discuss the process surrounding a personal injury claim, including choosing a lawyer and your lawyer’s role in the claim process. Joe also touched on how to best deal with ICBC and why claims may be denied. Importantly, they also discussed the BC government’s proposed minor injury pain and suffering payout cap on ICBC claims and what it means for accident victims.

Distracted Driving and ICBC Rate Increases

On this episode of The Law Show, we speak with one of the founding partners of Murphy Battista LLP, Joe Murphy Q.C. This episode covers distracted driving during a change in weather here in BC, ICBC rate increases, the liability of hosting people over the holidays.

Soft Tissue Claims and ICBC Rate Hikes

In this episode of the Law Show, Murphy Battista LLP partners, Joe Murphy, Q.C. and Joe Battista, Q.C. discuss soft tissue claims and how this can affect you in the long run, as well as ICBC rate hikes.