$85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic but not Disabling Back Pain
Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a long standing back injury sustained in two motor vehicle collisions.
In today’s case (Sehra v. Randhawa) the Plaintiff was involved in two separate collisions that the defendants accepted fault for. These resulted in ‘chronic daily back pain’ with a poor prognosis for full recovery thought the injureis were not disabling and the plaintiff could still undertake various physically challenging activities. In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $85,000 Madam Justice Douglas provided the following reasons: