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BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual--ONLINE ACCESS

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Start here to understand motor vehicle accident claims issues!

This publication is essential for: personal injury and insurance defence and plaintiff lawyers. 

Current to: March 1, 2017

If you are practising personal injury law in British Columbia, you need to have the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual at your fingertips! Senior members of the bar refer to it as the “go-to” resource for researching the broad range of legal issues that arise in motor vehicle litigation. Covering all of the important topics, the manual gets you to succinct discussion of the key issues and cases quickly. Each year, leading members of the plaintiff and defence bar comb through the new cases to select and analyze the most significant to include in the manual.

 With this “partner in practice”, you will:

  • Understand the broad context of legal issues in motor vehicle claims

  • Get to the leading cases on specific legal issues quickly

  • Access practical forms, precedents, and checklists

Online access offers convenient searching and linking to full-text cases and legislation.

Highlights of the 2017 update

  • coverage of recent cases from the Supreme Court of Canada on solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege as a class privilege

  • discussion of dozens of decisions from the BC Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on:

    • document disclosure covering disclosure shortly before trial, special costs and failure to produce an amended list of documents, disclosure and public interest privilege, privilege and investigations by liability insurers, acts constituting waiver of privilege, grounds for subsequent IMEs

    • damages covering the test for causation, indivisible injuries, pre-existing injuries, and the duty to mitigate

    • costs and disbursements in motor vehicle context, subrogation claims against municipalities, proof of negligence against public carriers

  • coverage of underinsured motorist protection arbitration decisions from the last year

CLEBC Legal Editor
Laura C. Selby

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