Bolognese v. Phan, 2022 BCSC 1734
RHE obtains over $570,000 for hardworking new mom who developed chronic pain, anxiety, and depression after two car accidents
Jonathan Harbut and Silvana Herra were trial counsel for a hardworking 26-year-old woman who developed chronic pain, anxiety, and depression following two rear-end collisions.
At the time of the first collision, the Plaintiff was 21 years’ old and working her way up McDonald’s management, but still undecided on her future. As a result of her injuries, the Plaintiff’s career progression at McDonald’s stalled and her alternate career options were severely limited. The Plaintiff also became a mother only two months before trial and her injuries made it challenging for her to care for her newborn son.
At trial, ICBC attempted to rely on surveillance evidence of the Plaintiff at work and Instagram photographs to suggest that she had serious issues with her credibility. The Court rejected this argument and accepted the Plaintiff and her family’s evidence regarding her current condition and how the collisions impacted her function.
The full reasons for judgment can be found here.