In a motor vehicle accident, can a plaintiff who begins to abuse alcohol after the accident be held responsible for his injuries?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Zawadzki v. Calimoso, 2011 BCSC 45 (CanLII):

In Harris v. Kuntz, [1993] B.C.J. No. 1682 (S.C.), Madam Justice Kirkpatrick, as she then was, dealt with a plaintiff who began to abuse alcohol following a motor vehicle accident and said:

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