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You’ve been involved in a Hit and Run Accident. What do you do?

You’ve been in an accident, and before you have time to get the information from the driver that hit you, or write down their licence plate number, the other driver leaves the scene.  What do you…

No Adverse Inference when Clinical Records Disclosed to the Defence and Provided to Experts

During the usual course of a personal injury action an injured plaintiff may be treated by one or more medical professionals. Those professionals typically maintain clinical notes of each visit. If a matter proceeds to trial…

Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Degenerative Neck Changes Garner $75,000 Award for Damages

In McCartney v. McArthur, 2014BCSC 2164, the plaintiff had suffered of pre-existing pain symptoms, with flares of stiffness and limited range of motion at times. His car was rear-ended while stopped in traffic, pushing him into…

Interest Expenses Not Recoverable as Disbursements Following Litigation

This week, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia released reasons regarding an appeal from an order from the BC Supreme Court, which concerned whether or not out-of-pocket interest payments incurred to finance disbursements are recoverable…

Payments by Joint Tortfeasors Are Deductible From Vicarious Liability Obligations of Lessors

Last week, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia released reasons in the case of Stroszyn v. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, 2014 BCCA431. The case involved a plaintiff, Edward Stroszyn, who had suffered injuries as…

Defendant Bus Company Granted Leave to Withdraw Admissions of Liability and Negligence

Earlier this week, in the case of Finch v. Anderson, 2014BCSC 2008, reasons for judgment were released in an application to withdraw the defendants’ earlier admissions of negligence and liability. The collision occurred when a bus…

BC Supreme Court Clarifies Entitlement to “Revival” of Part 7 Disability Benefits

In the case of Symons v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2014 BCSC 1883, a summary trial application, the Court considered the “revival” of ICBC disability benefits following the Plaintiff’s attempt to return to work. In…

Plaintiff Awarded $3.1M For Nightclub Assault After Defendants Snub Settlement Offer of $1.4M

The case of Maras v. Seemore Entertainment Ltd., 2013 BCSC 1842, involved a Plaintiff who was assaulted outside a Downtown Vancouver nightclub. Liability for the incident was shared by the corporate Defendant, which owned the nightclub,…

Nurse Awarded $680,000 Following Rear-End Collision

Earlier today, the B.C. Supreme Court released its judgment in the case of Hawkins v. Espiloy 2014 BCSC 1804, where the 30 year old Plaintiff was injured in a rear-end collision while completing her nursing degree….

Driver Negligent for Risky Passing During Heavy Snowfall

On September 19, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its judgment in a case where a highway motorist was covered in snow by an overtaking vehicle, resulting in a single vehicle collision with a safety…