HERGOTT LAW - A Bar's Responsibility to the Public
Paul examines the case of Widdowson v Rockwell 2017 BCSC 385, a recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision that determined liability for a crash in which the drunk driver Bradley Rockwell struck and severely injured Stuart Widdowson in Port Moody.
Mr. Rockwell had been drinking with friends at the Cambie Bar & Grill in Vancouver prior to driving and the collision. Central to this case is the discussion of liability that a commercial host has to insure that their patrons do not cause harm to themselves or others. In British Columbia this duty is part of common law. Here the Cambie was found to be 25% liable for Mr. Widdowson's injuries.