25 Sep 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...

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24 Sep Golfer Injured in Car Accident

At the time of his 2013 accident, the Plaintiff worked at GolfTEC and was a professional golfer with a class A CPGA certification (Moody v. Hejdanek, 2018 BCSC 380). His duties at work included teaching golf, fitting golf equipment to individuals...

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20 Sep Pre-Existing Low Back Condition

In the case of Sommerville v. Munro, 2018 BCSC 457, the accident occurred when the Defendant’s truck lost control and hit the Plaintiff almost head on.  The major issue in assessing damages was whether a pre-existing lower back condition caused at...

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27 Aug Slip and Fall in a Grocery Store

In the case of Harrison v. Loblaws, Inc. (Real Canadian Superstore), 2018 BCSC 575, the Plaintiff sought damages for injuries suffered in an accident that took place at a Real Canadian Superstore. The Plaintiff slipped on a large pool of clear...

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20 Aug Quadriplegic Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident

The Plaintiff in Kirby v. Loubert, 2018 BCSC 498, claimed damages for injuries he suffered in a motor vehicle collision in Vancouver.  The Plaintiff was driving southbound on in the curb lane, heading straight through an intersection, when the Defendant turned...

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14 Aug What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Concussions can be caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and/or upper body.  Concussions are common if you play a contact...

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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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