10 June, 2019

Passing on the Right

Having you ever been waiting to turn left and had vehicles pass you on the right?  You may have wondered if this is even legal.  In general, it’s not legal to pass on the right in British Columbia…with three exceptions. ...

03 June, 2019

Chronic Pain Syndrome

In Sekhon v. Gill, 2019 BCSC 811, the Plaintiff sought damages for injuries in three motor vehicle accidents that occurred between August 2014 and April 2016.  The Plaintiff said that she developed chronic pain syndrome as a result of these...

29 May, 2019

Cyclist Not Responsible For Accident

In the case of Kriedemann v. Banas, 2019 BCSC 629, the Plaintiff sustained injuries in a collision between his bicycle and a left-turning vehicle driven by the Defendant. Liability for the accident was in issue.An important factual detail that the Judge...

23 May, 2019

Vehicle Rear-Ended During Left-Hand Turn

The Plaintiff in the case of Harry v. Kalutharage, 2019 BCSC 579, was involved in three motor vehicle accidents. The Plaintiff was not at fault for accidents #1 and #3.  However, liability for accident #2 was disputed.In accident #2, the Plaintiff...

13 May, 2019

Vehicle Runs Stop Sign and Hits Motorcyclist

In the case of Scott v. Cheng, 2019 BCSC 697, the Plaintiff was injured when the Defendant’s car ran a stop sign and collided with the Plaintiff’s motorcycle. The Plaintiff and his partner were thrown to the ground. His motorcycle was...

06 May, 2019

What Do Non-Pecuniary Damages Compensate A Person For?

In the case of Mills v. Graham, 2019 BCSC 641, the Plaintiff slowed for a deer and was rear-ended by the Defendant, who in turn had been hit from behind by another driver who admitted liability for the accident.The Plaintiff...

01 May, 2019

Tinnitus Resulting From A Motor Vehicle Accident

In the case of Sharpe v. Koomson, 2019 BCSC 558, the Plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2013. Although he slowly improved, his symptoms were aggravated when he was involved in another accident in 2016.  Liability for both...

04 April, 2019

Pedestrian Run Over In Alley

In the case of Lensu v. Victorio, 2019 BCSC 59, the Plaintiff and two friends were waiting for a ride in an alley, close to the open doorway of a parkade. The Defendant driver exited the parkade and saw them blocking...

18 March, 2019

Plaintiff Involved In Multiple Accidents Not Credible

In Saidy v. Louzado, 2019 BCSC 281, the Plaintiff was a self-employed taxi driver. Between October 2010 and June 2017, he was involved in five separate motor vehicle accidents. He was also involved in two motor vehicle accidents in 2006 that...

14 March, 2019

Drywaller Suffers Neck And Back Injuries

In the case of Elzinga v. Sharpe, 2019 BCSC 314, the Plaintiff was rear-ended by a vehicle travelling at approximately 100 kilometers per hour. The Defendant admitted liability for the accident.Prior to the accident, the Plaintiff was in excellent health and...