Cases of Note
Personal Injury / ICBC Claims
- Mills v. Graham, 2019 BCSC 641
Our client was a massage therapist who was injured in a motor vehicle collision which left her limited in her ability to earn income. The defence, however, alleged that there was no loss of her future earning capacity. Despite those arguments, the court awarded damages for our client’s past and future income losses, past and future treatment costs, and non-pecuniary (pain and suffering) damages.
- Owen v. Folster, 2018 BCSC 143
Dylan Kozlick joined David Brooks as co-counsel representing a client who sustained a life-changing traumatic brain injury when he fell off his bicycle while trying to avoid a car that pulled out from a stop sign in front of him. ICBC, on behalf of the defendant, denied fault for the accident, alleging that the car did not leave the stop sign and that our client simply fell off his bicycle on his own. The Court held that the defendant driver was 100% responsible for our client’s injuries and awarded $1.181 million in compensation.
- Glavica v.Lott, 2014 BCSC 2238
Our client was injured when the defendant driver left a stop sign and drove into her vehicle. ICBC denied fault for the accident on behalf of the defendant, claiming that our client changed lanes into the defendant and was therefore the one to blame for the collision. At trial, the Court found that the defendant was 100% at fault for the collision, resulting in full compensation to our client for her injuries.
Employment Law / Contract Litigation
- McKoryk v. Muir and Muir, 2015 BCPC 82
Our client worked as a subcontractor for the defendants, providing consulting services on various capital projects in remote coastal First Nations communities. After the working relationship broke down, the defendants refused to pay our client for her work on several projects, citing various allegations. The Court ordered the defendants to pay our client for all of the projects as claimed. The defendants ultimately paid the full amount claimed, as well as an additional financial penalty for refusing an offer that our client had made before trial.
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.
5- Stars – Google Review
You won’t find a better person for the job! Dylan and I worked together for 4 years and he gave it all he had. He has extensive experience with, and clinical knowledge of soft tissue injuries because he was a successful chiropractor before becoming a lawyer. This gives Dylan an unusual edge and deep insight into how devastating such injuries can be to employment, lifestyle, peace of mind and future plans. He has a finely tuned mind that is quick to grasp particulars as well as nuance. Heading into trial it was clear that Dylan had resourcefully built a very sturdy case. It all came together in the courtroom as he articulately presented, supported and defended our position with calm, professional confidence. He made short work of opposing arguments and astutely secured case law precedents to create a dynamic, consolidated close. He is diligent, exceptionally thorough, very focused and works energetically toward one goal – doing his best for you! – Suzannah Mills
- Non-practicing Member, College of Chiropractors of British Columbia
- Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, 2011
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 2006
Year of Call + Jurisdiction
- 2012, British Columbia
Publications + Presentations
- “Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Legal Standard of Care: Warnings, Predictions, and Interdisciplinary Encounters” (2011) 19 Health Law Journal
- “Pharmaceutical Class Actions and Effective Behaviour Modification: Avoiding Ford Pintos Through Punitive Damages” (2011) 7:2 The Canadian Class Action Review