insurance companies don't get it. we do.
we think differently about personal injury.
Personal injury is about people. We have the tools and the understanding to get you the results you deserve.
We build strong client relationships. At Jarvis McGee Rice, we pride ourselves on representing our clients with compassion, understanding, and strength. We recognize that personal injury litigation is a partnership between the lawyer and client and we work to maximize your recovery and the value of your claim.
We have successfully resolved thousands of claims through negotiation and litigation, including claims related to soft tissue injuries, orthopedic injuries, neurological injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries and fatalities.+ read more
how we do it
As a client of JMR Law, you access the full legal resources of our firm, including our extensive network of the top specialists and experts in the province. We work with the best experts in the fields of medicine, rehabilitation, engineering, accounting and economics to ensure that you receive full value for your claim. At JMR Law we deliver effective, responsive, and personalized legal representation.
We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients pay no upfront legal fees. Our account is paid from the settlement proceeds. If you recover nothing, we take no fees.
some of our recent judgments
Johnson v. Kitchener, 2012 BCSC 1796
John Rice and Hector MacDonald acted for Dean Johnson, a 54 year old truck driver injured in two car accidents. In the first accident Mr. Johnson was rear ended by a flat deck truck. We alleged on Dean’s behalf that he suffered permanent partial disability which would affect him for the rest of his life and impair his ability to work until retirement. ICBC defended the case and said that the Plaintiff’s neck and back pain from the accidents was short lived, and that any pain or limitation he experienced in his neck and back was not caused by the accident but by wear and tear and arthritis. The trial judge accepted our theory of the case, awarding the Plaintiff damages in the range of $214,000, including loss of income earning capacity in the amount of $85,000 and $81,000 for pain and suffering.http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/12/17/2012BCSC1796.htm
Johal v. Meyede, 2013 BCSC 2381
Michael Elliott and Cody Wagner acted for Lisa Johal, a 30 year old hotel front office manager. Ms. Johal was injured when her car was rear ended by the defendant. Prior to the accident, Ms. Johal had experienced minor pain, numbness, and tingling in her right arm. As a result of the accident, Ms. Johal suffered a permanent aggravation of these symptoms as well as new soft tissue injuries to her back as well as headaches. Although Ms. Johal eventually returned and maintained full time employment following the accident, she remained limited in her ability to carry out all of her duties associated with her job position. We argued that Ms. Johal had suffered a permanent partial disability that would affect her ability to work at her current level and negatively impact her career path, including her ability to be promoted to higher paying positions. ICBC defended the case and argued that all of Ms. Johal’s problems were related to her pre-accident symptoms and that she had suffered no loss of ability to work. The trial judge accepted our argument and awarded Ms. Johal $795,570 in damages, including $85,000 for pain and suffering, $90,000 for future care, and $611,000 for loss of capacity to earn income.read more
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Your Medical History Matters Because
In the world of insurance there are really only three ways for an insurer to defend any claim.
The first and simplest way for an insurer to avoid payment is to be able to say that you are the one responsible for your injuries and so you cannot look to them for compensation.
The second way, and this applies in every case, is for the insurer to argue that your injuries are not that serious and so these injuries warrant very modest compensation.