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Richmond whiplash soft tissue injury cases occur frequently in Richmond car accidents. Richmond Whiplash Soft Tissue Injury lawyer know that you do not need to be in a Richmond rear end car accident to suffer a whiplash or soft tissue injury. Richmond motor vehicle accidents from the front and side also cause Richmond whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Our experienced Richmond Whiplash Soft Tissue Injury lawyers are well aware that both whiplash and soft tissue injuries are extremely painful and debilitating. In many cases the pain and discomfort of a Richmond whiplash soft tissue injury is chronic.

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Richmond Whiplash Soft Tissue Injury

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Richmond Whiplash Soft Tissue Injury

In the case (Smith v. Evashkevich), the plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and shoulder in a rear end collision caused by the defendant. The plaintiff continued to suffer effects from the neck and shoulder injuries at the time of the trial and the injuries were expected to endure into the future.

Richmond Whiplash Soft Tissue Injury Cases Awards Are Substantial

Mr. Justice Steeves awarded the plaintiff non-pecuniary damages at $50,000 and stated the following:

[74]         Considering the expert evidence summarized above with the evidence at trial, I conclude that the plaintiff continues to have complaints of pain and stiffness in his neck, shoulders and back as a result of the June 2010 accident. This is supported by medical findings of tenderness on palpation. The plaintiff, his family and close friends also describe the plaintiff’s discomfort with his neck and shoulders.

[75]         These have always been soft-tissue symptoms, albeit persistent ones. The plaintiff was prescribed with a muscle relaxant on July 5, 2010 for the accident injuries. After that he has used over the counter medication.

[84]         In summary the plaintiff continues to suffer from soft tissue injuries in the neck, shoulder and back that can be causally related to the 2010 accident. While there are flare-ups he manages the symptoms well and he does not miss work as a result of them. He does not golf or snowboard like he did before the accident and he is more withdrawn in his relationships. There is some general anxiety as a result of the chronic nature of the plaintiff’s symptoms but anything more is related to his feeling of being overwhelmed at work.

[85]         In these circumstances I conclude an award of $50,000 for non-pecuniary damages is appropriate.

[115]     The plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries from the June 8, 2010 motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. Some of those injuries continue.

[116]     The plaintiff is entitled to the following damages:

(a)  Non-pecuniary damages: $50,000
(b)  Future income loss: $40,000
(c)  Loss of housekeeping capacity: $3,000
(d)  Cost of future care: $2,040
(e)  Special damages: $2,600
Total $97,640

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