10 December, 2018

Duty of Pedestrian to Mitigate Losses

The Plaintiff in the case of Lourenco v. Pham, 2013 BCSC 2090, was a pedestrian struck in a cross walk. She sought damages for injuries she sustained in that accident. The Defendants admitted liability for the accident but asserted that the...

03 December, 2018

Strata Not Responsible For Resident’s Fall Down Stairs

In Goddard v. Bayside Property Services Ltd., 2018 BCSC 1498, the Plaintiff brought an action claiming he suffered injuries in a slip and fall. He fell on a wooden exterior staircase at the rear of his condominium building.  It was the...

26 November, 2018

Mental Health Issues Arising from Motor Vehicle Accident

In Evans v. Keill, 2018 BCSC 1651, the Plaintiff sought damages for physical and psychological injuries arising out of a motor vehicle accident. The Defendants did not dispute liability for the injuries but they did dispute the extent of the injuries,...

19 November, 2018

Damages Awarded for Assault

In the case of Azak v. Chisholm, 2018 BCSC 1051, a verbal confrontation lead to the Defendant assaulting the Plaintiff in his yard.  The Plaintiff sustained serious bodily injuries and sued the Defendant for damages.The Plaintiff rented a house on Lot...

13 November, 2018

Slip and Fall in Restaurant

In Robinson v. 1390709 Alberta Ltd., 2016 BCSC 2459, the Plaintiff slipped and fell on the floor of the Defendant's restaurant.  The restaurant denied liability.The Plaintiff and a friend had dinner at the restaurant prior to attending a local theatre production. ...

09 October, 2018

Cost of Future Care – Garden Maintenance

At this time of year, people want to be out doing cleanup in their gardens.  What would you do if you were injured in a car accident and were no longer able to care for your yard?In the case of...

01 October, 2018

Jogger and Cyclist Collide

Many people are out cycling in late spring and summer, when the weather warms up.  Cycling accidents are not just limited to those between cars and cyclists, as you will see in the recent case of Perilli v. Marlow, 2018 BCSC...

25 September, 2018

Acheson Law Wins Carriage of Class Action

Last week the Supreme Court of British Columbia decided that Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota should have carriage over a class action proceeding instead of Merchant Law Group (Strohmaier v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2018 BCSC 1613).Each law firm had commenced a...