Recent Significant Results by Caissie & Company Trial Lawyers

Negotiated Settlements

  • ICBC initially made a final, formal offer to settle a fractured hip case for $160,000 plus costs, but ultimately agreed to pay $765,000 plus costs shortly before trial.
  • ICBC initially made a final, formal offer to settle a mild traumatic brain injury case arising from a minimal damage accident for $50,000 plus costs, but ultimately agreed to pay $1,000,000 plus costs after a failed mediation but before trial.
  • A minimal damage motor vehicle accident claim involving chronic low back pain with pre-existing symptoms settled for $70,000 plus Court costs through negotiated settlement. ICBC’s first settlement offer was only $10,000.
  • ICBC offered $95,000 plus costs as their final offer at a mediation with the client and his former lawyer, which the former lawyer recommended. Mr. Caissie agreed to take over the file, and the case settled the case by negotiation about 8 months later for $450,000 plus Court costs.

Court Judgments

  • A claim involving a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (MTBI) settled at mediation for $1.7 million including Court costs.
  • A claim involving a mild brain injury (MTBI) and amputation of left arm below elbow settled at mediation for $2.6 million + Court costs.
  • A claim involving a mild hip fracture and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) settled at mediation for $850,000 plus Court costs.
  • A claim involving a moderate knee injury and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), chronic pain from soft tissue injuries and tinnitus for two motor vehicle accidents in which injuries from the first accident were aggravated in the second accident settled at mediation for $807,000 plus Court costs.

Mediation

  • A wrongful death trial for the death of a semi-retired 60 year-old husband of a widow resulted in judgment for over $600,000 plus further damages and costs to be assessed. Prior to trial, ICBC offered $100,000 to settle the claim.
  • A trial involving a claim of chronic pain from soft tissue injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulted in judgment over $300,000 plus Court costs. Prior to trial, ICBC offered $90,000 to settle the claim.
  • ICBC found one of our clients completely at fault for a car accident, but offered to settle at a 50% fault assessment just before trial. We persuaded a Supreme Court judge at trial that the other driver was 100% at fault, and our client was awarded double costs of the trial.