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What we do

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.


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.


Recent Trial Results

Hong v. Wagner 2014 BCSC 373

Jon Harbut and John Rice represented Christopher Hong at trial, a 34 year old commercial transport mechanic and commercial vehicle inspector. Chis was injured in two car accidents, but all of his damages arose out of the first crash, a terrible "roll over" accident that caused him to suffer serious injuries, especially to his right shoulder, which required surgery to the shoulder some two years after the accident. The Plaintiff said he suffered permanent and disabling injury to his shoulder which affected all aspects of his life, from hunting and fishing to working as a heavy machinery mechanic for the balance of his career. We sought damages for pain and suffering, income loss to trial and in the future, and modest care expenses, past and future. ICBC accused the Plaintiff of being a liar, and asked the court to pay Mr. Hong very little in compensation. The trial judge rejected ICBC's analysis, and awarded the Plaintiff damages in the amount of $323,170.23 plus costs and disbursements, including $85,000 for pain and suffering, and over $220,000 in past and future loss of earning capacity. While the trial judge did not fully accept Chris' evidence about a severe workplace aggravation injury to his shoulder after the first accident, he nonetheless awarded Mr. Hong significant damages for impairment to his ability to make money as a mechanic over the course of his entire working life. The full reasons for judgment can be found here.

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.

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Recent blog posts

Designated Driver Injured by Passenger Denied Compensation

In the recent decision of Felix v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2014 BCSC 166, a designated driver who was injured when her inebriated passenger grabbed control of the steering wheel and caused a serious accident was denied third party liability coverage for her injuries suffered in the accident.

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