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...

21 October, 2019

Assault During Domestic Dispute Leads To An Award For Damages

In the case of Newell v. Levesque, 2019 BCSC 998, the Defendant choked and hit the Plaintiff during a domestic dispute. The Plaintiff suffered bruising to his head and face, pain and stiffness, injury to his cervical spine, headaches, facial lacerations,...

07 October, 2019

Plaintiff Develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In Redmile v. Beaulieu, 2019 BCSC 1571, the Plaintiff sustained injuries to his back and neck when he was t-boned by the Defendant. Tragically, the Defendant died at the scene and the Plaintiff witnessed this, which was extremely traumatic for...

30 September, 2019

Taxi Passenger Should Have Used Seatbelt

The Plaintiff in the case of Spence v. Yellow Cab Company Ltd., 2019 BCSC 1540, was sitting in the backseat of a taxi when the taxi was involved in a collision.  The evidence established that the Plaintiff was not wearing his...

23 September, 2019

Assessment of Electrician’s Future Financial Loss

In the case of Stare v. Whitehouse, 2019 BCSC 1445, the 20-year old Plaintiff sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Although the injuries to his neck and shoulder resolved, the injury to his back did not.Due to the trauma of...

16 September, 2019

Informed Consent When Treated By Dentists

The Plaintiff in the case of De Sousa v. Rogers, 2019 BCSC 128, sued two dentists. She submitted that the first dentist failed to obtain her informed consent for the extraction of a tooth and the second dentist failed to obtain...

10 September, 2019

Alleged Dental Malpractice

The Plaintiff in the case of De Sousa v. Rogers, 2019 BCSC 128, sued two dentists. She alleged that she had received negligent dental work from both Defendants and that her life was dramatically altered as a result.The Plaintiff claimed one...