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ER Doctor Awarded $5.9 Million After Being Rear-Ended by a Bus

A Whistler ER Doctor, Dr. Daniel Wallman, has been awarded $5,944,712 in damages for injuries caused by being rear-ended by a bus. 

The accident occurred in December 2006 when Wallman was driving in slippery conditions on Lorimer Road.  Upon being stopped at an intersection at a red light, Wallman began moving forward when the light turned green but came to a stop again when he realized a snow plow truck was sliding into the intersection.  A Whistler transit bus then rear-ended Wallman.

Although his vehicle sustained minimal damage, Wallman was left with life-changing injuries.  He suffered a debilitating concussion that prohibited him from returning to work as an emergency-room physician and as a real estate developer.  The damages awarded to Wallman include $3.6 million for loss of earnings as a physician and $500,000 for loss of earnings as a real-estate developer.  

Following the accident, Wallman experienced nausea, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and sound as well as confusion and disorientation.  He continues to suffer from symptoms related to the accident.

Rajinder Gill, the bus driver, was found responsible for causing the accident and the snow plow driver found negligent. The accident demonstrates how sustaining a concussion can have devastating effects on a person’s life. [1] 

Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION

HUB International TRANSPORTATION specialists are based in Vancouver. Our longstanding relationships with the best providers in the business allow us to deliver the solution that serve you best. With HUB, you can run your business knowing that you are headed in the right direction.


[1] Fraser , Keith. "Whistler ER doctor who was rear-ended by bus awarded $5.9M for injuries." The Province. The Province, 21 Jan 2014. Web. 24 Feb 2014. <http://www.theprovince.com/news/Whistler doctor rear ended awarded injuries/9409072/story.html>.

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