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March 2, 2020

The Potentially Harmful Downside of Automobile Insurance Reforms

Harris & Brun

Jennifer Brun, Director at Harris & Brun Law Corporation and Vice-President of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, joined Adam Stirling, host of CFAX 1070, to explain why the CBABC is opposed to the proposed changes to British Columbia’s automobile insurance regime. Listen to Jennifer’s interview here: Potential harm of changes to auto insurance

July 14, 2017

Insurer-Defended Tort Claims: Know Your Rights and Obligations as an Insured Defendant

Harris & Brun

A contract of insurance that protects a client from personal liability provides two important benefits. First, the insurance company will indemnify (cover) the client for damages that the client’s negligence may have caused to a third party. Second, and equally important, the insurance company has a duty to defend the client against the claim brought by the third party (or plaintiff). The following summary highlights important aspects of the insurer’s duty to defend. This is general information that we hope will assist insurance consumers understand what happens when they are sued for a type of claim or injury that is…

July 30, 2014

Successful Plaintiff Trial Awards

Harris & Brun

On June 30, 2014, Peter Collins, a senior associate with Harris & Brun, successfully acted for the plaintiff in Bouvier v. Behrend, 2014 BCSC 1208. The plaintiff was awarded over $350,000.00 at trial. At the time of the accident, the plaintiff was a 57 year old bus driver with BC Transit. Due to the accident, the plaintiff suffered a left lateral epicondylitis, from a tear in the tendon of the epicondyle, and a mild cubital tunnel syndrome, from compression of the ulnar nerve. As a result of his injuries, plaintiff was partially disabled and the court found that there was…

July 29, 2014

Family Doctor Very Important After Car Accident

Harris & Brun

An article in the Vancouver Sun earlier this year reported that there are an estimated 100,000 Vancouver residents that do not have a family doctor.  As I tell my clients, seeing a family doctor regularly is key in assisting them on the road to recovery, following a car accident. Seeing your family doctor regularly will ensure you get consistent care in the critical months following your injury.  Referrals from your family doctors are essential for you to get necessary treatment from physiotherapists, massage therapists and other medical specialists paid for under Part 7 benefits. Having a family doctor also simplifies your…

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