Sports/Recreation Injury

Compensation for Sports and Recreation Injuries

While sports can be a great way to get in shape, have a great time or compete at a high level either individually or in a team format, they can result in serious injuries. If you have suffered a sports or recreation injury as a result of negligence or a defective product, it is important to be aware of your rights and legal options.

At QA Law in Vancouver, we have been handling civil litigation and appellate advocacy for more than 30 years throughout British Columbia. We are committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for our clients. You can rely on our roster of experienced lawyers and paralegals to treat you with the respect you deserve.

At QA Law, we pride ourselves on being an active firm. Our lawyers and staff have completed numerous events of endurance and competed at high levels in many different sports. We understand the importance of being able to play. We also know how important it is for an injured athlete to receive appropriate rehabilitation and support in order to be able to return to training and competing as quickly as possible. Let us handle your claim and ensure you see the appropriate medical professionals while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

We pursue a variety of personal injury claims related to sports and recreation injuries, including those involving:

Our team of legal professionals will thoroughly investigate your accident, using outside experts where necessary, in order to find out what happened and who is responsible for your injury. Whether you were hurt due to a negligent individual or as a result of a defective product or dangerous premises, we will seek the full compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact us online to schedule an appointment with a sports and recreation injury lawyer from our firm. Or, call us directly at 604-687-3711.


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Phone: 604-601-3809
Fax: Fax: 604-687-3741

Paralegal for: Jonathan Corbett 

Rachel Kowalenko

Rachel has been with Quinlan Abrioux since January 2004. She began working as a legal secretary/legal administrative assistant in 1996 and obtained her paralegal certificate in 2007. She has been working as a paralegal since 2007 and has considerable experience in personal injury and insurance defence litigation.

Phone: 604-601-3808
Fax: 604-687-3741

Paralegal: Rachel Kowalenko
Legal Assistant: Sonja Horstmann 

Jonathan Corbett

Lawyer, Partner

Jonathan has practised in Vancouver since being called to the Bar in 1999 and joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2010. His practice has focused primarily on the defence of professionals in negligence actions. He also has significant experience acting for parties in personal injury claims.

Jonathan has conducted trials at the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Canada. He has appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal as co-counsel. He appears regularly in Supreme Court Chambers and has experience representing clients at mediations. Jonathan has presented regularly for the Professional Legal Training Course and for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. 


Phone: 604-601-3718
Fax: 604-687-3741

Legal Assistant: Kathleen Kadey

Dennis Quinlan, K.C.


Called to the Bar: 1980
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1979
B.Comm, University of British Columbia, 1975

Dennis was a founding member QA Law in 1998. Throughout his career, he has practised exclusively in the area of civil litigation, specializing in professional liability, personal injury, insurance and commercial matters. He has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia including the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal and has acted as counsel in many complex mediations and arbitrations. Dennis has been a regular lecturer at continuing legal education courses involving a wide range of topics and is a past contributing author for the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practise Manual.

In 2013 Dennis was appointed Queens Counsel and in 2015 was the recipient of the Lee Samis Award from the Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Recently Dennis has decided to shift his focus to expanding his mediation and arbitration practise as mediator and arbitrator, having taken preparatory courses through Pepperdine University, Continuing Legal Education of BC and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. The emphasis of his practise is insurance, personal injury and commercial disputes. Dennis is a member of the ADR Institute of BC civil roster of mediators.

Dennis remains at QA Law in the role of Associate Counsel. Outside of his working life, he can be found running slowly around the Stanley Park seawall, riding his bike out to Richmond, cross country skiing at Callaghan Valley and seeking the perfect golf swing at the driving range.