What is Human Capital Really Worth?

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If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as the result of or another’s wrongdoing (usually the operator of the vehicle in which you are a passenger, or the operator of another vehicle) one of the claims you could be entitled to make is compensation for loss of income. Depending on the severity of…


Will Motor Vehicle Accidents Fade into History?

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Pihl Law Corporation has worked for people injured in motor vehicle accidents for a long time.  Over the years we have gained a large volume of expertise helping people obtain the proper compensation against the at fault drivers.  Many of the cases we handle are tragic for the people involved, with people sustaining life changing…


How To Recover Your Legal Costs

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Even before a person commences a lawsuit, they begin to incur expenses to gather evidence and eventually prosecute their claims. The further down the litigation path a person travels, the more a person incurs as legal costs and out of pocket expenses. When a matter is resolved, either by Judgement after a trial or as…


Get Extra Insurance to Drive in the U.S.

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The snow is flying, and there is a bite in the air.  At this time of year, many people in Kelowna think about spending time down south. For some, it is just a week’s break in their busy work schedule, for others it involves spending several months in the sunshine.  A few winters ago, I…


If I have Insurance With ICBC Why Don’t They Pay Me When I injure Myself?

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I still get asked this question from time to time by individuals who are involved in single vehicle accidents, where no one is to blame but themselves.  Simply put, our system of compensation for injured victims from motor vehicle accidents is best described as a hybrid of tort and no-fault…. although the latter is in…


ICBC Is Watching You

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ICBC’s practice of hiring private investigators to investigate claimants before trial is common. It is one of the ways ICBC protects itself from fraudulent claims. Such fraudulent claims can increase everyone’s insurance premiums. However, such investigative reports can also hurt legitimate claimants in the courtroom.  Should the claimant testify that his life has been ruined…


Why Do Personal Injury Cases Settle?

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Most cases settle before they ever get to trial and there are good reasons why. This article will discuss some of the reasons why many personal injury cases settle in B.C. The foremost reason is certainty.   If you are a plaintiff and settle, you know exactly how much money you will receive. If you are…


The 12 Days After Your Motor Vehicle Accident

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In the spirit of  The 12 Days of Christmas, I decided to write The 12 Days After Your Accident to provide a guide for what you need to know after your accident. The 12 days are used metaphorically and the timing, order and steps after your accident may differ. On the 1st day, do you…


How Much is Enough?

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In 1978, three cases were decided by the Supreme Court of Canada, which today still have an impact on the amount of money a person receives when they are injured by the negligence of another person. But how much is enough? Suppose you were in a car accident, or fell at a neighbours home, and…


Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell

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How often are you confronted by someone you know, who asks to borrow your vehicle? How often are you asked to take someone you know to one place or another and you say….” here take my car/truck”…and hand them the keys. Have you heard of Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell? Has it ever occurred to you that…