03 May Say No to Caps on “Minor Injuries”

The BC NDP Government is currently rushing through legislation that places caps on "minor injuries" as defined by ICBC and NOT by doctors. This legislation is being hurried through the legislature without open and transparent consultations with the most vulnerable...

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30 Apr Plaintiff With Past Cocaine Addiction Sustains Injuries

The trial of Kirilenko v. Bowie, 2017 BCSC 2048, concerned the assessment of damages for injuries sustained by the Plaintiff, who was a cocaine addict at the time of the accident. The vehicle he was a passenger in made a left turn in front of an oncoming truck, leading to a collision. The Plaintiff sustained severe injuries in the collision, including internal injuries, nerve damage to his left leg and a brain injury.
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19 Jan Acheson Law Sponsors Sid Williams Theatre

Acheson Law Sponsors Sid Williams Theatre Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota is proud to be a 2017-2018 presenting sponsor of the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay.  This performing arts facility has hosted quality entertainment in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. ...

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05 Jan Medical-Legal Report in an Assault Case

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...

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02 Jan Pedestrian Found 25% Responsible for Accident

Pedestrian Found 25% Responsible for Accident Sometimes pedestrians are found contributorily negligent when they are hit by a motor vehicle.  That was the case in Howell v. Machi, 2017 BCSC 1806. The Plaintiff jaywalked between eastbound cars which had stopped for a...

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