Welcome to the Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota personal injury case law database.

Our firm has collected and organized a number of personal injury court decisions in a publicly-accessible database, for use as a resource by law students, other lawyers and firms, as well as the general public. This database will include some of our firm’s results, as well as results from many other lawyers. For information about results from this firm only, please click here.

The British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal are the sources for all of the cases in this database; these cases are not official versions of the material produced, and were not made in affiliation with or the endorsement of the British Columbia Superior Courts.




Dorsey v. Bhindi

             The plaintiff, Tammy Dorsey, seeks damages arising from a four-vehicle car accident on April 3, 2013.  She was driving her Geo Tracker and was stopped at a red light behind other stationary vehicles.  A Mercedes-Benz rear-ended the vehicle behind her, which hit the rear end of her vehicle pushing it into the vehicle in front of her.  Liability is not in issue. ...

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Johal v. Radek

            On May 30, 2012, the plaintiff, Ms. Johal, was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Westminster Highway and No. 5 Road in Richmond, British Columbia (the “Accident”). Ms. Johal has advanced a claim in which she seeks compensation for the injuries she suffered in the Accident, as well as for the consequences of those injuries. Background ...

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Harder v. Poettcker

            On March 1, 2016, on the defendant’s application, I granted a temporary stay of my order of November 26, 2015 [2015 BCSC 2180] pending a decision from the Court of Appeal on the defendant’s appeal (CA 43352). These are the reasons I said I would deliver subsequently. ...

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Fehling v. Leger

             The defendant is defending a claim arising out of a motor vehicle accident. He seeks liberty to add two individuals as third parties to the proceeding. ...

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Haynes v. Haynes

             On September 21, 2012, the plaintiff, Buddy Haynes, was riding as a passenger in a 1994 Chevrolet half-ton four-wheel drive pickup truck. It was owned and driven by his father, the defendant, Arthur Brian Haynes. ...

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Plenert v. Melnik Estate

             This is an application by the defendants, Donald Michael Wood, TD Auto Finance Services Inc./Services De Financement Auto TD Inc., formerly known as Daimler Chrysler Truck Div. of Daimler Chrysler Financial Services Canada Inc./Services Financiers Daimler Chrysler Canada Inc., and Key West Express Ltd., (collectively “the Wood Defendants”) for an order that the third party, Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. (“Emil Anderson”) provide copies of documents 4.1 to 4.10 on its first amended list of documents. ...

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Willis v. A.G. Woodward Roofing

             THE COURT:  This application before me is a particularly difficult one because of the potential consequences and the conflict between the authorities that continue to reflect the general view that severance is a very unusual relief granted in if not exceptional circumstances, then circumstances which go a long way towards being exceptional. It is a battle with efficiency and allowing people access to the courts and as Rule 1 says a just and speedy, we can eliminate that in this particular case, but determination of the matter on its merits, a phrase that is often left off many of these considerations. But enough about the preliminary comments.  ...

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Gawlick v. Lim

             THE COURT:  This is an application by the defendants for an order that the plaintiff attend a defence medical examination by a Dr. Waseem, a physiatrist, on March 21, 2016, and for costs. ...

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Swieczko v. Nehme

             This is a claim for damages for personal injuries that the plaintiff suffered in a "T-bone" motor vehicle accident that occurred at around 7:00 p.m. on October 29, 2011 (the "Accident"). ...

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Lacayo v. Guitard

             This case concerns the plaintiff Carmen Lacayo’s claim that she suffered debilitating injuries in a 2008 car accident, to which liability is admitted. She seeks non-pecuniary damages of $200,000, an in trust claim for her husband of $30,000, an in trust claim for her daughter of $1,000, $80,000 compensation for her loss of housekeeping capacity, $200,000 to pay for the costs her future care, and $20,000 for damage to her income earning capacity. ...

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Williamson v. Rutter

            The plaintiff, Kimberly Williamson, was injured in a motor vehicle accident on April 14, 2014. Liability is admitted and the only issue is damages. ...

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Sturdy v. Dhadda

             THE COURT:  These are oral reasons for decision. In the event a transcript is requested, I reserve the right to edit them. The result will not change. ...

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