Williams v. Sekhon, 2019 BCSC 1511
$850,000 in damages to RHE client and NEW legal precedent limiting scope of ICBC investigations and surveillance
On Monday September 9th, 2019 the BC Supreme Court delivered reasons from a June 2019 personal injury trial that John Rice and Tony Leoni prosecuted, awarding our young client over $850,000 in damages for the permanently partially disabling injuries he suffered in a car crash, including for right shoulder surgery and likely neck surgery in the future. The Court dismissed – entirely – ICBC’s thesis of the case including baseless allegations that Mr. Williams injuries were relatively minor, that he had substantially recovered, and that he was “litigation focussed”.
Of particular interest to the legal profession and the public, the Court also established a new legal precedent setting out an analysis on what constitutes an unreasonable and intrusive level of investigation on behalf of insurance companies like ICBC in the defence of bodily injury claims.
Here is a link to the full reasons for judgment can be found here.