Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Basics 2015


Course Date: December 3, 2015

Total: 4h 49min

Welcome and Introduction

Guy P. Brown, QCHarper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Sandra M. KatalinicQA Law, Vancouver

Insurance Coverage Issues

  • basic auto coverages—including use and operation
  • breach of coverage—including drinking driver breach
  • misrepresentation
  • uninsured motorists
  • unidentified motorists
  • leased vehicles
  • consent

J. Derek James — QA Law, Vancouver

Part 7 Benefits

  • procedure and practice
  • medical and rehabilitation benefits
  • disability benefits
  • death benefits

Richard Fister — Swadden & Company Law Corporation, Vancouver

Networking Break

Liability and Damages in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

  • claims against third parties
  • contributory negligence
  • seatbelt defence
  • WCB defence
  • limitations
  • investment management fees
  • indivisible injury
  • the “net” income loss restriction

Russell J. BaileyGuild Yule LLP, Vancouver
Julie K. Lamb — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Under-Insured Motorist Protection (UMP)

  • procedure and practice
  • coverage
  • limitations and restrictions on coverage

Donald W. Yule, QC — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Investigation and Discovery in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

  • retention of experts
  • accident reconstruction
  • preservation of accident scene, photos, preservation of vehicles
  • black box examination
  • examiners CWMS notes and privilege issues
  • defendant’s statement to ICBC
  • witness statements
  • use of surveillance and disclosure of same
  • use of social media to obtain information about parties
  • issues re Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) for tort vs. Part 7 benefits

Marc V.C. VirginStevens Virgin, Vancouver

Networking Break

Out-of-Province Accidents and Defendants

  • reciprocity
  • dealing with Power of Attorney and Undertaking (PAU)
  • jurisdictional issues

Jonathan L.S. Hodes — Miller Thomson LLP, Vancouver

Motor Vehicle Accident Fact Patterns: Audience Q&A and Discussion 

Guy P. Brown, QC — Harper Grey LLP,  Vancouver
Sandra M. Katalinic — QA Law, Vancouver
Donald W. Yule, QC — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Guy P. Brown, QCHarper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Sandra M. KatalinicQA Law, Vancouver