Mr. Jiwa has practiced exclusively in personal injury litigation for almost 14 years with a primary emphasis on ICBC Claims. Mr. Jiwa has handled cases involving all different types of accidents such as motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, boating accidents, burn injuries, product liability claims, slip and falls, dog bites, and a wide array of injuries ranging from minor soft tissue injury claims to brain injury claims to fractures to catastrophic injury claims. He has extensive experience resolving claims by way of negotiation, mediation, and if necessary, by Trial. His clients over the years have ranged from single parents to teachers, taxi drivers, police officers, doctors, and other lawyers. No two claims are alike and he has experience to understand your individual circumstances and fight for your rights and do what it takes to eventually obtain fair compensation for you.
Mr. Jiwa has been involved in obtaining numerous Court decisions for his clients either by way of trial or pre-trial applications. Some of these decisions are rendered orally in Court and are not published but all of his published decisions can be found by clicking here.
Media & Presentations
Mr. Jiwa has been quoted in various media, radio and print, and has spoken at seminars where other lawyers attend to learn about the law on various topics in personal injury litigation:
The Kash Heed Show – 107.7 Pulse FM – Guest Speaker, August 18, 2016, “What should you do if you get injured while riding transit?”
The Bill Good Show – News Talk 980 CKNW – Guest Speaker, September 6, 2012, “Should every dog get one bite?”
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia February 26, 2016 Seminar at the Pan Pacific Hotel, When Small Injuries Have Big Consequences: Pushing Past “Diagnosis Whiplash”, Presentation on Obtaining Future Loss of Earnings in Personal Injury Claims.
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia October 25, 2013 Seminar at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, The Civil Trial Toolkit: The A-Z of Trial Preparation and Practice, Presentation on Post-Trial Issues.
The Province – September 23, 2014 – “Construction company found 75-per-cent liable for auto accident at Surrey condo development”
Castanet.net – March 24, 2016 – “Dentist drill bit debacle”
The Province – March 21, 2016 – “Vancouver dentist was negligent in dropping drill bit down throat, patient claims in lawsuit.” Also published in the Vancouver Sun and National Post.
24 Hours Vancouver – August 15, 2016 – “Seatbelts could stop many transit injuries: lawyer”
24 Hours Vancouver – August 15, 2016 – “What to do after being injured on Translink bus”
24 Hours Vancouver – August 29, 2016 – “ICBC wants you to ditch your lawyer”
Seattle University School of Law
Juris Doctor (Honors), 2004
University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Science, 2001
British Columbia, 2006
Washington State, 2005
Law Society of British Columbia
Washington State Bar Association
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia