What is the difference between a motor vehicle accident and a subsequent motor vehicle collision?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Turkington v. Ma, 1995 CanLII 1654 (BC SC):

49 The injuries from the first accident, aggravated by the use of crutches of an improper height, were still unresolved at the time of the second car accident and were aggravated further by that accident. There is no room here for an application of the "thin skull" principle; the earlier injuries were an active source or cause of the damage suffered after the second car accident. Consequently, there must be an apportionment of damages between the two accidents: Pryor v. Bains (1986), 69 B.C.L.R. 395 (B.C.C.A.).

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