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Tom Hawkins and Megan Nicholls successfully defend bodily injury claim: $4 million claim reduced to $53,000

April 28th, 2014

In the case of Zajaczkowski v. Grauer et al, recently decided on April 25, 2014, the Plaintiff sought damages of between $1.2 million and $4.4 million arising from a motor vehicle accident.  Tom Hawkins and Megan Nicholls defended the claim on behalf of the Defendant driver in this short fuse trial.  After hearing evidence over two weeks of trial and two days of argument, Justice Macintosh awarded the Plaintiff $0 for past or future income loss or loss of earning capacity and only $53,000 in total. Credibility was a key issue brought out through defence counsel’s cross examination.  The decision of Justice Macintosh can be found on the BC Courts website.

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