29 January, 2018

#timesup

Press Release from ASFS about #TimesUp Click here to read this article...

19 January, 2018

Acheson Law Sponsors Sid Williams Theatre

Acheson Law Sponsors Sid Williams Theatre Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota is proud to be a 2017-2018 presenting sponsor of the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay.  This performing arts facility has hosted quality entertainment in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. ...

05 January, 2018

Medical-Legal Report in an Assault Case

Medical-Legal Report in an Assault Case In the case of Jalava v. Webster, 2017 BCCA 378, the Plaintiff alleged he was assaulted by the Defendant, who was the night manager at a restaurant. Apparently the Defendant was under the mistaken impression that...

02 January, 2018

Pedestrian Found 25% Responsible for Accident

Pedestrian Found 25% Responsible for Accident Sometimes pedestrians are found contributorily negligent when they are hit by a motor vehicle.  That was the case in Howell v. Machi, 2017 BCSC 1806. The Plaintiff jaywalked between eastbound cars which had stopped for a...

29 December, 2017

Adding Punitive Damages To Your Personal Injury Claim

Adding Punitive Damages To Your Personal Injury Claim In the case of Howell v. Machi, 2017 BCSC 1806, the Plaintiff was injured in a hit-and-run accident.  She suffered serious injuries in the accident, including a skull fracture and a complicated mild traumatic...

26 December, 2017

Negligent Driver Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Responsibility

Negligent Driver Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Responsibility In the case of Howell v. Machi, 2017 BCSC 1806, the Plaintiff was injured in a hit-and-run accident.  She jaywalked between eastbound cars which had stopped for a red light at Commercial Drive in...

22 December, 2017

Cyclist and Driver Both Responsible for Accident

Cyclist and Driver Both Responsible for Accident Ilett v. Buckley, 2017 BCCA 257, is an Appeal from a 2016 judgement in which the driver was found solely at fault for a collision with a cyclist. The driver appealed on the basis...

19 December, 2017

Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder Case In British Columbia, Plaintiffs are obligated to take all reasonable measures to reduce their damages, including undergoing treatment to alleviate or cure injuries.  In a personal injury case in which the Plaintiff has not pursued a course...

15 December, 2017

The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record

The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record Should a Plaintiff be allowed to include particulars about a Defendant’s prior driving record in personal injury pleadings?  There was no British Columbia authority on this issue until the recent case of Rezai v. Uddin, 2017 BCSC...