08 July, 2019

Assault By Police

In Fong v. British Columbia (Minister of Justice), 2019 BCSC 263, the Plaintiff was the manager of a hotel that attracted a rough crowd. The police attended there frequently, and the bar patrons and hotel staff were generally hostile to them.The...

02 July, 2019

Developer Not Responsible For Plaintiff’s Fall

In Lam v. Westbank Projects Corporation, 2018 BCSC 1708, the Plaintiff realtor attended an open house at a presentation centre. The presentation centre was established to market a new multi-unit condominium development. While there, the Plaintiff fell off a raised platform...

24 June, 2019

Two Vehicles Back Into Each Other

In the case of Strilec v. Leila, 2015 BCSC 1515, liability for the accident was in dispute. The accident happened as the Plaintiff and his family were driving to a charitable organization to drop off some donations. The Plaintiff realized he...

18 June, 2019

Waivers at Ski Hills

Do those waivers of liability on the back of your ski ticket have any effect?  In the case of Apps v. Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd., 2019 BCSC 855, the Plaintiff was seriously injured in a snowboarding accident at Grouse Mountain. He...

10 June, 2019

Passing on the Right

Having you ever been waiting to turn left and had vehicles pass you on the right?  You may have wondered if this is even legal.  In general, it’s not legal to pass on the right in British Columbia…with three exceptions. ...

03 June, 2019

Chronic Pain Syndrome

In Sekhon v. Gill, 2019 BCSC 811, the Plaintiff sought damages for injuries in three motor vehicle accidents that occurred between August 2014 and April 2016.  The Plaintiff said that she developed chronic pain syndrome as a result of these...

29 May, 2019

Cyclist Not Responsible For Accident

In the case of Kriedemann v. Banas, 2019 BCSC 629, the Plaintiff sustained injuries in a collision between his bicycle and a left-turning vehicle driven by the Defendant. Liability for the accident was in issue.An important factual detail that the Judge...

23 May, 2019

Vehicle Rear-Ended During Left-Hand Turn

The Plaintiff in the case of Harry v. Kalutharage, 2019 BCSC 579, was involved in three motor vehicle accidents. The Plaintiff was not at fault for accidents #1 and #3.  However, liability for accident #2 was disputed.In accident #2, the Plaintiff...

13 May, 2019

Vehicle Runs Stop Sign and Hits Motorcyclist

In the case of Scott v. Cheng, 2019 BCSC 697, the Plaintiff was injured when the Defendant’s car ran a stop sign and collided with the Plaintiff’s motorcycle. The Plaintiff and his partner were thrown to the ground. His motorcycle was...

06 May, 2019

What Do Non-Pecuniary Damages Compensate A Person For?

In the case of Mills v. Graham, 2019 BCSC 641, the Plaintiff slowed for a deer and was rear-ended by the Defendant, who in turn had been hit from behind by another driver who admitted liability for the accident.The Plaintiff...