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.




Arletto v. Kin

             The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident on November 13, 2010. The defendants admitted liability for the accident. The trial was for assessment of damages. Facts ...

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McAdam v. Rosling

             This is an assessment of the plaintiff’s bill of costs following a mediated settlement of the personal injury action. That settlement was reached two business days before the commencement of a nine-day trial and included an agreement that the defendant pay the plaintiff’s reasonable costs. The parties have been able to agree on the majority of tariff items and disbursements claimed in the bill. Remaining at issue are the number of units to be allowed for tariff items 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 32 and 46 and charges for the following disbursements: the functional capacity report and cost of future care report of Back in Motion Functional Assessments Inc., the witness cancellation fee issued by Back in Motion when the action settled shortly before trial, and the vocational report of Trainor Vocational Consulting Corp. Background Facts ...

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Nerland v. Toronto-Dominion Bank

             On December 14, 2012, Philip Nerland (the plaintiff) went to the Yaletown branch of the Toronto-Dominion Bank (the defendant) to meet with Mark Beirnes. The two men met in Mr. Beirnes’ office, then relocated to the public area of the branch. The plaintiff sat down on a chair at the “sit down wicket” while Mr. Beirnes went to another area of the bank. The plaintiff alleges that as he leaned forward to take hold of some documents on the desk in front of him, the chair went out from under him. The plaintiff fell to the floor, striking his head, neck, elbow and shoulder. He sustained serious injuries. ...

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Birkich v. Cantafio

             The plaintiff seeks damages for injuries she received as a pedestrian when she was struck in a crosswalk by a pickup truck driven by the defendant. The defendant admits liability for the incident. ...

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Havens v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

      On March 28, 2010 Mr. Havens was riding his motorcycle on a round trip to Squamish from his home in Vancouver.  He was accompanied by a friend, Gordon Austrom, who was on his own motorcycle.  On the return trip to Vancouver Mr. Havens' motorcycle went down near the on-ramp to the Lions Gate Bridge from Marine Drive.  Mr. Havens was rendered unconscious and sustained brain injury.  No vehicle stopped to acknowledge involvement in the accident. ...

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Park v. Targonski

             The plaintiff, Young Ja Park, was injured in a motor vehicle accident on July 10, 2009.  The defendants admitted liability for the accident.  As a consequence of the accident, the plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries, primarily to her neck and back.  She went on to develop chronic pain disorder and lapsed into an episode of clinical depression of moderate severity lasting from 2010 to the spring or summer months of 2012. ...

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Pavan v. Guolo

             This part of this Trial only deals with the question of liability. A vehicle driven by Mr. Pavan and a vehicle driven by Mr. Guolo collided at the intersection of Davie and Hornby Streets on the morning of Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The collision was caused by one or both of the vehicles entering the intersection while the traffic light facing them was red. Mr. Pavan was the only occupant in his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The 2004 Ford Excursion being driven by Mr. Guolo was occupied by Mr. Guolo and the Plaintiffs, Julie K. Savage-Wade, Patrick William Evans, Cheryl Skaar, Dean E.  Butler and Edonna A. Fisher. Those Plaintiffs were being driven to the airport so that they could be the flight crew of a departing Delta Airlines flight. The vehicle being driven by Mr. Guolo was owned by Canusa Limos Ltd. and Brown Bros Motor Lease Ltd. ...

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Ferguson v. McLaughlin

             Andrew Ferguson was injured in a car accident six years ago, on October 23, 2009, when he was 21 years old. The injuries were not catastrophic, but he has some lasting symptoms. This case is about determining the nature of his injuries, their impact on his life, and any damages that flow. ...

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Carlisle v. Vanthof

             This is an assessment of damages arising out of a rear-end motor vehicle accident that occurred on May 21, 2010, at the intersection of 16th Avenue and 240th Street in Langley, British Columbia (“Accident”). ...

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Li v. Giesinger

             This is an assessment of the plaintiff’s bill of costs arising out of her claim for damages for personal injuries sustained when she was struck by the defendant’s vehicle while riding her bicycle across a crosswalk in Prince George, B.C. on October 6, 2007. ...

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Duda v. Sekhon

             This claim arises out of two motor vehicle accidents involving the plaintiff, Samantha Duda. Liability is not in dispute and was admitted by all defendants. ...

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