Paul was born and raised in North Vancouver. He obtained a BA from SFU in 2010 and a JD from TRU in 2014. He was called to the BC bar in 2015.
Exclusively acting for plaintiffs in civil actions, Paul has successfully run cases in both provincial and supreme court, and has significant experience with all aspects of litigation.
Paul’s focus is on personal injury cases in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, animal attacks, and other sources of injury. He has worked on files involving traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic physical injuries, chronic pain, emotional and psychological injuries, and significant soft tissue injuries. Among others, his clients include infants and elderly claimants.
In addition, Paul does work in the fields of commercial host liability, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, disability benefit denials, property insurance denials, life insurance denials, police liability, governmental liability (municipal, provincial, and federal), products liability, wills variations, and class actions.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with friends and family, biking and hiking, and keeping up with Game of Thrones.
Some of Paul's recent case results include:
- Provost v. Bolton, 2017 BCSC 1608: Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein and Paul Bosco represented an RCMP officer who was significantly injured in the course of a pursuit after a thief stole a truck from a dealership lot. They successfully argued that not only was the driver at fault, but the dealership was as well for an employee having left the truck with the keys in the ignition, engine running, and doors unlocked in an unsafe neighbourhood. Prior to this, the law was on this issue was unsettled in Canada. They also successfully argued their client was not at all contributorily negligent for having removed his seatbelt prior to the collision in anticipation of pursuing the thief on foot.
- Widdowson v. Rockwell, 2017 BCSC 385: Joe Battista, Q.C. and Paul Bosco represented a pedestrian plaintiff who sustained catastrophic injuries, including a brain injury, after being struck by a drunk driver. The driver had recently left a pub, and made several brief stops, including at his home, before colliding with the plaintiff. The law up to this point was that if a patron makes it to their home, by whatever means, the establishment would no longer be liable for injuries caused by the patron, full stop. The court rejected this proposition, and found the pub partially liable for the plaintiff's injuries. This decision effectively became the new law in BC on commercial host liability, expanding the responsibility owed by establishments, and creating a more favourable legal landscape for claimants who have been injured by intoxicated patrons.
- Provost v. Bolton and Dueck Downtown Chevrolet, 2016 BCSC 2255: Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein and Paul Bosco represented a police officer seriously injured by a truck stolen from the Dueck car dealership lot in Vancouver. Dueck was sued in negligence for having left the truck unattended, with the engine running, doors unlocked, and keys in the ignition. The court dismissed Dueck's summary trial application in which Dueck argued they should not be found liable for injuries caused by the car thief.
- Sangra (Guardian ad litem of) v. Lima, 2015 BCSC 2350
Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein and Paul Bosco represented an 83 year-old plaintiff who sustained life-threatening injuries, including a brain injury and various fractures, when he was struck by a vehicle while standing at a bus stop. ICBC denied liability but court found that the driver’s testimony was “littered with enormous credibility issues.” The driver, who had fled the accident scene, was found fully at fault. The plaintiff was awarded over $800,000 at trial, including $315,000 for pain and suffering, over $400,000 for future care, and $55,000 in-trust for the care provided by his wife during his recovery. Due to the plaintiff’s age and injuries, the case was brought to trial quickly, with the trial judgment being made less than 2 years after the accident.
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