In what circumstances can the court award special costs in a personal injury case?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Hochsteiner v. Kilback, 2014 BCSC 167 (CanLII):

In the more recent decision of Mayer v. Osborne Contracting Ltd., 2011 BCSC 914, Mr. Justice Walker listed the circumstances in which the court may award special costs at para. 11:

Other Questions


In what circumstances will the court be very slow to award costs in a personal injury case? (Ontario, Canada)
In what circumstances will the court award solicitor-client costs in a personal injury matter? (Ontario, Canada)
Can a court order special costs in a personal injury case? (British Columbia, Canada)
What are the consequences of a court awarding a lump sum award of costs in a personal injury case? (Alberta, Canada)
In what circumstances will a judge grant special costs in a personal injury case where she found that relevant records were not disclosed at a very early stage of the litigation? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the impact of a party's financial circumstances on the award of costs in a personal injury case? (Nova Scotia, Canada)
In a personal injury action, in what circumstances will the court award thrown away costs for failing to provide a 218.1 statement? (Alberta, Canada)
In what circumstances will the court award a substantial indemnity cost in a personal injury case? (Ontario, Canada)
What are the factors used to determine whether to award special costs in a personal injury case? (British Columbia, Canada)
What are the implications of an award of special costs in a personal injury case? (British Columbia, Canada)