16 Jul Concussion Protocol in the NFL

A new video about concussions in the NFL has come out recently.  It’s called “Concussion Protocol,” by Josh Begley and Field of Vision.  According to the NFL’s own statistics, athletes suffered 281 concussions in 2017.  “Concussion Protocol” is a visual...

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10 Jul Maximum Award for Pain and Suffering in Canada

In personal injury claims, the plaintiff is entitled to general damages for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.  The court refers to these as “non-pecuniary damages”.  Although no amount of money can really compensate a plaintiff for their...

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04 Jul Nurse Injured in Head-On Collision

In the case of Sdrakas v. Dawe-Cook, 2017 BCSC 2276, the Plaintiff was a front seat passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband. They were travelling on a two lane road when the Defendant’s vehicle crossed over the centre...

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25 Jun The Admissibility of an Expert Report

In the personal injury action of Young v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 2306, the Plaintiff applied for a ruling that ICBC’s expert engineering report was inadmissible and should be excluded.The claim arose out of an accident in which...

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18 Jun Road Rage Incident

A case of road rage near the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal was litigated in Myers v. Gallo, 2017 BCSC 2291.  The two female drivers involved disagreed on many aspects of the accident, including each other’s behaviour and attitude before, during and...

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11 Jun Rotator Cuff Injury

In the case of Ross v. Dupuis, 2017 BCSC 2159, the Plaintiff was driving on the highway with her two-year old son in a car seat in the rear seat of the vehicle.  The Defendant was driving in the opposite direction...

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29 May Right of Way At Stop Sign

In Belos v. Michaels, 2017 BCSC 1217, the Plaintiff was driving his motorcycle on a through road and the Defendant was stopped at a stop sign, waiting to enter onto the through road.  As the Plaintiff approached the intersection the Defendant...

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22 May Application to Strike Jury

In a personal injury trial, the Supreme Court Civil Rules give either party the right to unilaterally select trial by jury. If one party does not want the matter to be heard by a jury, the onus is on them...

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15 May Liability For A Collision At A Yellow Light

In the case of Chavez-Salinas v. Tower, 2017 BCSC 2068, the Plaintiff was involved in a collision at an intersection.  The Defendant denied liability for the accident.When the Plaintiff was one-half block away from the intersection, she observed the traffic signal...

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