Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a cyclist injured in a vehicle collision.
In today’s case (Wang v. Johal) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2014 vehicle collision. The Defendant struck the left side of her body and knocking her from her bicycle onto the pavement. Fault was admitted. The crash resulted in chronic soft tissue injuries to her leg and low back. There was some room for further improvement but the prognosis was generally guarded.
In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $75,000 Mr. Justice Mayer provided the following reasons: