Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $75,000 for persistent soft tissue injuries.
In today’s case (Stapleton v. Andrew) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2015 intersection collision. The Defendant accepted fault. The crash caused soft tissue injuries which lingered to the time of trial and were not expected to experience significant improvement in the future. In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $75,000 Mr. Justice Skolrood provided the following reasons: