Reasons for judgment were published today assessing damages for a collision resulting in various soft tissue injuries coupled with the onset of symptoms in a pre-existing degenerative spine.
In today’s case (Ryan v. Lawson) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2014 collision. The Defendant accepted fault. The crash resulted in a variety of soft tissue injuries many of which recovered. THe crash also resulted in the onset of symptoms in a pre-existing albeit asymptomatic degenerative condition in the Plaintiff’s spine. In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $86,000 Madam Justice Jackson made the following findings: