Interesting Transaction – From Our Brain Injury Group

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury

Paul Mitchell Q.C. settled a serious brain injury case for a client in Vancouver. The Vancouver resident slipped on a piece of fruit in an aisle of commercial retail food premises in Vancouver, and sustained a very severe brain injury. The client and his family retained Mitchell to act their behalf. Mitchell commenced the law suit against the owner of the mall, and the commercial food retailer tenant.
 
The issues involved the system of inspection for food debris created by the retailer, and its adherence to its own system.

One of the key pieces of evidence that was crucial in settling the case was Mitchell hiring a private investigator to secretly monitor the food retailers adherence to its own inspection policy (known as aisle inspections, or aisle sweeps) after the accident. The evidence obtained by the private investigator clearly showed that the food retailer did not follow its own policy for aisle sweeps and inspections after the accident, even after they were made aware of the serious injury to the client.  This effectively destroyed the defendant’s vigorous assertions that they complied with their inspection and sweep policy before the accident.

The action was settled after a mediation in Vancouver involving an insurer from Toronto, and two law firms from Vancouver acting on behalf of the defendants.

For more information on brain injuries, or for a confidential discussion of your brain injury claim, contact Paul Mitchell, Q.C. at 250-869-1115 (direct line), or send him a confidential email at mitchell@pushormitchell.com.