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.