24 March, 2020

Elder Abuse in BC Care Homes – A Class Action

Lawsuits which may be too expensive or too difficult for one person can become viable when people file an action together.  This is called a Class Action.  A class action gives the individual the strength of numbers when taking action...

19 March, 2020

Pedestrian Struck by Speeding Logging Truck

In the case of Peters v. Bird, 2020 BCSC 130, the Plaintiff was struck by a vehicle while walking along the highway in the early hours of the morning.  The driver left the scene without stopping to render assistance or reporting...

09 March, 2020

Nurse’s Failure to Mitigate

The Plaintiff in Forster v. Kidd, 2020 BCSC 220, was a registered nurse.  She worked in a mobile unit in which a psychiatric nurse and a police officer would go into the community and make contact with individuals with mental health...

28 November, 2019

Road Rage Incident Costs Defendant

In Henderson v. McGregor, 2019 BCSC 1964, the Plaintiff sought damages for injuries he sustained as a result of a road rage incident. He claimed that the Defendant hit him in the face suddenly, without warning and without provocation.  The Defendant...

13 November, 2019

BC Supreme Court Justice Puts British Columbians First

In the spring, the B.C. Attorney General changed the rules of court to limit the number of experts British Columbians would be allowed to have testify on their behalf at trial. Why should you care?  Because people who suffer injuries...

28 October, 2019

The Consequences of Missing the Two Year Limitation Date

In Landels v. Interior Health Authority, 2005 BCSC 1182, the Plaintiff slipped and fell on the floor of one of the Health Authority's hospitals.  She sued the Health Authority for damages for injuries suffered in that fall. The question before the...