Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries with a poor prognosis for recovery.
In today’s case (Sen-Laurenz v. Napoli) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2014 collision which the Defendant accepted fault for. The Plaintiff was described as a “highly motivated and at that time physically fit 20-year-old plaintiff was attending Capilano University in North Vancouver and was in the early stages of pursuing her career goal to become a medical doctor. “. The crash resulted in chronic soft tissue injuries which did not fully recover. The residual symptoms were expected to be present indefinitely. The injuries impeded her education and delayed her entry into medical school. In assessing non pecuniary damages at $90,000 Mr. Justice Walker provided the following reasons: