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...

24 September, 2018

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...

20 September, 2018

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...