Ms. Risling was working as a specialty finishing painter when she was rendered partially disabiled in a car accident.
The other driver, who was found negligent, turned in front of Ms. Risling’s vehicle, causing the collision.
The judgment took into account loss of future earnings and other expenses, including health care costs and getting help around the house.
She was also reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses, compensated for pain and suffering, and won general damages for loss of enjoyment of life.
Ms. Risling’s legal team, Alan Truong and Krista Simon, tried to settle her case to avoid going to trial. Since the trial award was higher than the pre-trial formal offer to settle, her lawyers returned before the trial judge to seek double costs, which they won.
A new claims process has been launched to compensate individuals who attended Residential Schools as day scholars.
Krista Simon has been appointed to join the Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules Committee to offer advice on new projects and rules that may impact British Columbians’ access to justice.
Victims across the BC province were notified that a nurse that was involved in their perioperative care at BC Women’s Hospital’s gynecological surgical center and did not have a valid nursing license.
A news report from Prince Edward Island says that province could become the first place in Canada where non-disclosure agreements could become limited in cases of sexual misconduct.