05 Jan Medical-Legal Report in an Assault Case

In the case of Jalava v. Webster, 2017 BCCA 378, the Plaintiff alleged he was assaulted by the Defendant, who was the night manager at a restaurant. Apparently the Defendant was under the mistaken impression that the Plaintiff had left the...

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19 Dec Substance Use Disorder

In British Columbia, Plaintiffs are obligated to take all reasonable measures to reduce their damages, including undergoing treatment to alleviate or cure injuries.  In a personal injury case in which the Plaintiff has not pursued a course of medical treatment...

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15 Dec The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record

Should a Plaintiff be allowed to include particulars about a Defendant’s prior driving record in personal injury pleadings?  There was no British Columbia authority on this issue until the recent case of Rezai v. Uddin, 2017 BCSC 1746.The Plaintiff was struck...

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08 Dec Damages for Assault

In Bajwa v. Deol, 2017 BCSC 1673, the Plaintiff and his wife attended a wedding celebration in Surrey.  As they were leaving the banquet hall, the Plaintiff was seriously injured when he was assaulted by the Defendant and an unidentified individual.The...

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