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ICBC claim of $1.1 million for injured who couldn’t be doctor or nurse

In the recent decision of Bhatti v. Ethier, 2018 BCSC 1779, an ICBC claim, the plaintiff Bhatti claimed damages for personal injuries suffered in two motor vehicle accidents that occurred November 4, 2012 and December 28, 2012.  The defendants, represented by ICBC claim counsel, admitted liability for causing the accidents. At the time of the accidents the plaintiff was a 16-year-old high school student, enrolled in Grade 11 at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.  At trial in April and May 2018, she was 21 years of age. The main issue in the case was the extent to which the accident injuries have...

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Brain-damaged MTBI accident victim an unreliable witness, still entitled to damages

In the recent decision of Gregg v. Ralen, 2018 BCSC 171, the plaintiff, Cody Gregg, claimed he suffered serious injuries including Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff was riding as a passenger in a van driven by his uncle. The van was pulling an old flatbed trailer that held the plaintiff’s scooter. The trailer was struck from behind by a fully loaded semi-trailer truck weighing 65,000 pounds. The defendants admitted liability prior to trial. Therefore, the case proceeded for an assessment of damages. The defendants denied that the plaintiff suffered a MTBI or any...

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Shopper awarded $755,549.25 after supermarket slip

Trip and fall, supermarket slip

In Harrison v. Loblaws, Inc. (Real Canadian Superstore), 2018 BCSC 575, the plaintiff, Lori Lee Harrison (“Ms. Harrison”) was awarded $755,549.25 after supermarket slip. Ms. Harrison made her claim under the Occupiers Liability Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 337 (“OLA”) .  She was injured in an accident that happened on March 25, 2012, at Real Canadian Superstore located in North Vancouver (the “Superstore”). The events leading up to the supermarket slip were not in dispute. Ms. Harrison walked into the Superstore with her son Chris.  Chris’s phone rang and Ms. Harrison instructed him to answer his phone and to meet her in...

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