$65,000 Non Pecuniary Assessment for Fractured Collarbone and Anxiety
Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vernon Registry, assessing damages for a fractured collarbone sustained in a collision.
In today’s case (Folk v. Folk) the Plaintiff was 5 years old and riding as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a collision which caused a fractured collarbone. This injury healed fully in 2 months. The Plaintiff also suffered anxiety for several years following the crash. The Plaintiff attributed various other symptoms to the crash but the Court found causation could not be established. In assessing non pecuniary damages at $65,000 for the collision related injuries Madam Justice Gropper provided the following reasons: