Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a long standing soft tissue injury with some room for improvement.
In today’s case (Lluncor v. Anderson) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2014 rear-end collision that the Defendant accepted fault for. The crash resulted in a soft tissue injury to the Plaintiff’s back which lingered to the time of trial. Despite the longstanding nature of the injury the Court found there was prospect for further improvement. In assessing non pecuniary damages at $72,500 Mr. Justice Armstrong provided the following reasons: