Vancouver Jury Awards Canadian National Boxing Champion $1,023,000 In ICBC Claim
While an¬†injured¬†hand would effect most individuals in a negative fashion the consequences can be far more severe depending on the nature of your occupation. ¬†Illustrating that an injury‚Äôs valuation largely depends on the unique circumstances of a Plaintiff, a recent Vancouver Jury verdict valued a Boxer‚Äôs ICBC claim involving a right hand injury at just over $1,000,000.
In the recent case (Albert v. Politano) the Plaintiff¬†Jegbefumere ‚ÄėBone‚Äô Albert was involved in a 2008 collision. ¬†He was a professional¬†cruiser weight¬†boxer at the time with a 4-0 professional record and a 251-3 amateur record. ¬†The collision caused a chronic right hand injury. ¬†This injury flared with training/fighting. ¬†The Plaintiff had 3 more professional contests post crash and despite his hand injury he won all these contests. ¬†The¬†chronic¬†nature of the injury, however, interfered with his abilities and required the Plaintiff to take early retirement in 2009 at the age of 29.
After a 5 day trial before Mr. Justice Greyell the Vancouver Jury awarded the Plaintiff just over $1 million for his losses including the following damages:
Non-Pecuniary Damages: $125,000
Past Diminished Earning Capacity: $60,000
As with all Jury verdicts, there are no ‚Äėreasons for judgement‚Äô to publish. ¬†I would like to thank Vancouver lawyer John Cameron for sharing this result with me for publication on this blog.