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Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries leads to $1.9 million court award

In the recent case of Johnstone v. Rogic, 2018 BCSC 988, the plaintiff, Julie Lily Johnstone (“Ms. Johnstone”) asked for money compensation for whiplash and soft tissue injuries she received in a car accident.  The accident that occurred on November 18, 2013. She was 38 years old at the time of the accident and had not suffered injuries from any motor vehicle collisions prior to that date. This was her first time suffering from whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Liability for the accident was admitted by the defendant. Ms. Jonestone was a Quality Assurance Manager at Jacobs Engineering, a company for...

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Man awarded $2 million after car accident, found to be a thin skull

The recent decision of Murphy v. Hofer 2018 BCSC 869, exemplifies the "thin skull" principle in the law.  The thin skull rule makes the defendant liable for the plaintiff’s injuries even if the injuries are unexpectedly severe owing to a pre-existing yet stable condition. The plaintiff, Leo Murphy, (“Mr. Murphy”) asked for money damages for injuries he suffered in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on November 29, 2013 (the “Accident”). The defendants admitted liability for the Accident. However, they disputed the extent of the damages Mr. Murphy alleged he suffered.  They alleged that the plaintiff was not a thin skull. At the...

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