David Brooks’ practice is restricted to representing people who have been injured with a focus on major or catastrophic injury cases. He has a wealth of experience acting for those people to ensure that they are fairly compensated by insurance companies. David has been counsel in many trials resulting in major personal injury awards for his clients. He has extensive trial experience, including many jury trials, and has appeared as counsel before all levels of courts in British Columbia and administrative tribunals. David also possesses strong mediation skills, is a trained commercial mediator, and has acted as counsel in hundreds of successful mediations on behalf of a wide range of clients.
David has practiced with Ramsay Lampman Rhodes since called to the British Columbia bar in 1988. He has been a partner with the firm since 1992.
David frequently receives referrals from previous clients who refer injured people to him when they are experiencing difficulties with their insurance companies.
Cases of Note
- Owen v. Folster, 2018 BCSC 143
Owen was brain injured in a bicycle/vehicle intersection accident. ICBC contested liability based on the defendant’s assertion that she had not moved her vehicle from a stop sign and that Mr. Owen had simply lost control of his bicycle and fallen on the wet pavement while trying to execute a left turn in front of her. Mr. Owen’s recollection was limited by his injury and the defendant, now an RCMP member, refused to admit any wrongdoing. The judge found 100% in Mr. Owen’s favour and awarded damages of $1.2 Million.
- Bland v. Bland, 2017 BCSC 1712
David was co-counsel in this dispute between two brothers that were both farmers. The firm’s client (the Petitioner) owned property that could only be accessed by a 400 metre dirt road that was partially located on the Respondent’s land. The Respondent placed cement blocks on its portion of the roadway, effectively blocking the Petitioner’s ability to use the road with farming equipment. The Respondent did not want the Petitioners to be able to use the road and insisted that they should have to build a new road. The court ordered that title to the existing road should be transferred to Nicole’s clients, in exchange for payment equivalent to fair market value of the land that was transferred.
- Power v. White, 2010 BCSC 1084, and 2012 BCCA 197
David was co-counsel on this case involving a mill worker injured in a car accident after his car was struck from behind when he stopped on the highway for a deer. The defendant denied responsibility for the collision, but the court found in our client’s favour, providing him compensation for pain and suffering, as well as past and future wage loss.
Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding varies according to the facts in individual cases. References to successful case results where the lawyers at RLR have acted for clients are not a guarantee or indicative of future results.
- Past President, Nanaimo City Bar Association
- Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Bachelor or Laws, University of Victoria, 1987
Year of Call + Jurisdiction
- 1988, British Columbia