ICBC Psychiatric Expert Rejected As Not “Useful or Reliable”
Adding to this site’s archived case summaries rejecting expert evidence for improper bias or advocacy reasons for judgment were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding an expert opinion by an ICBC expert deserved “limited, if any weight” for lacking usefulness or reliability.
In today’s case (Millar v. Wasden) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2013 collision. Fault was admitted by the Defendant. The crash caused longlasting and disabling physical and psychiatric injuries. In the course of the lawsuit ICBC retained a psychiatrist who provided the court with opinion evidence minimizing the connection of the collision to the plaintiff’s injuries. In rejecting this evidence Mr. Justice Voith provided the following criticism: