06 March, 2019

Plaintiff With Pre-Existing Mental Health Issues

In Carrillo v. Deschutter, 2018 BCSC 2134, the vehicle driven by the Plaintiff was rear-ended while stopped at a red light. Liability for the accident was admitted. Although there was no dispute that the Plaintiff sustained soft tissue injuries in the...

11 February, 2019

Police Car Collides With Van

In the case of  Gorman v. Meghji, 2018 BCSC 1904,  RCMP officer Gorman responded to an emergency call on his radio, and drove with his lights and sirens activated.  He proceeded west on the Fraser Highway and accelerated his vehicle quickly,...

04 February, 2019

Alleged Sexual Assault Not Relevant to Adjournment Application

The personal injury case of Singh v. Chad, 2018 BCSC 1860, involved an adjournment application by the Defendants, with an unusual twist. The primary reason the Defendants sought an adjournment was that they found out a few months before trial that...

31 January, 2019

Witnesses Allowed To Testify Via Video Conferencing

In the personal injury case of Singh v. Chad, 2018 BCSC 1860, the Plaintiff applied to the Court to allow two witnesses to testify at trial via video conferencing. The Defendants opposed the application.The Plaintiff argued that the witnesses should be...

17 December, 2018

Assault During Bar Fight

The case of Petersen v. Stadnyk, 2006 BCSC 806, is about a fight between the Plaintiff and the Defendant. The fight ended with them falling to the floor, one on top of the other, where the Plaintiff dislocated his shoulder...

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...