Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, assessing damages for a relatively modest neck injury arising from a vehicle collision.
In today’s case (Chapman v. Zilm) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2016 intersection collision. It was described as ‘low impact’. The Defendant was found fully at fault for the crash. The impact caused a neck injury to the plaintiff which the court found was ‘persistent, enduring but thankfully quite minor‘ in its lingering consequences. In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $30,000 Mr. Justice Baird provided the the following reasons: