$50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Lingering Soft Tissue Injuries
Adding to this site’s archived posts addressing soft tissue injury non-pecuniary assessments, reasons for judgement were released earlier this month addressing such an injury.
In the recent case (DeGuzman v. Ge) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2011 collision. The Defendant admitted fault. The Plaintiff sustained various soft tissue injuries which lingered at the time of trial. In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $50,000 Mr. Justice Smart provided the following reasons:
 Here, the plaintiff was 50 at the time of the MVA. She has a physically demanding job. She enjoyed a relatively active life away from work. As stated, I accept her evidence and I find that while her pain has reduced since the MVA, she continues to have significant discomfort from her injuries. I find that this has impacted her enjoyment of her work and her relationship with her co-workers. It has also limited the activities she used to enjoy doing away from work, such as cooking, keeping her house and yard, walking, driving for pleasure, and caring for her grandnieces.
 In my view, a fair and reasonable award of damages under this heading is $50,000.