Oatley Vigmond achieved the largest spinal cord injury judgment in Canadian history.
$24 Million Awarded
Our client was a fine young man who was a passenger in a vehicle with several other youths. All of the young men became intoxicated. The driver lost control and crashed into a tree. The Vigmond team acted for the young man with a spinal cord injury. The Oatley team acted for a young man with a brain injury. The defence in the case was the failure to wear seat belts and the knowledge of the two young men of the intoxication of the driver. After a lengthy contested trial the court awarded damages to the two young men totalling over $24,000,000 – the largest joint damages award in Canadian history. These funds will secure the quality of life of these two young men.
Why it matters
This case is demonstrative of the caliber and quality of our lawyers. We have taken the most difficult cases to court. A trial case is very different than a settlement, where the insurance company concedes responsibility and negotiates a financial dispensation. Trial cases are when our lawyers litigate in court to prove responsibility and the compensation that is appropriate. This specific case resulted in the largest judgment of its kind in Canadian history.