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Lorne MacLean, QC, Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyer

Lorne MacLean, QC, Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyer

Surrey Langley ICBC whiplash injury lawyers understand that many Surrey and Langley ICBC whiplash injuries are the result of a moderate to severe car accidents. Our Surrey Langley ICBC whiplash injury lawyers also know that most people who experience a whiplash injury suffer pain in other areas in addition to their neck. Neck pain from the Surrey or Langley car accident can be accompanied by headaches and dizziness, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and pain in the arms and hands. Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyers know that ICBC whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously.

Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyers at MacLean Personal Injury meet with you for free at any of our 5 offices across BC located in South Surrey, Richmond, Kelowna, Vancouver, , and Fort St. John, British Columbia. We will come to your home if you are bedridden or even to the hospital immediately after an accident. Call us toll free at 1-877-602-9900.

Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyers

Even in minor Surrey motor vehicle accidents, the muscles and ligaments damaged in a Surrey Langley whiplash injury can take months to heal. Surrey Langley ICBC whiplash injury lawyers warn that a person who has suffered a Surrey whiplash injury may need to wear a neck brace or collar for support. Finally, our Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyers know that if corrective surgery is needed, it can take a year or more for you to make a full recovery.

Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyers Explain Recent Whiplash Injury Decision

In the case (Hinder v. Yellow Cab Company Ltd.,) the plaintiff was involved in a 2010 motor vehicle accident on Granville street. The Defendant Driver was driving a taxi cab belonging to the Defendant Company. As result of the accident the plaintiff suffered from neck, shoulder, and back injuries along with headaches.

Madam Justice Arnold-Bailey awarded non-pecuniary damages at $60,000 and provided the following reasons:

[140] The Plaintiff is a young woman, age 29 at the time of the accident. While her soft tissue injuries did not appear to be severe and some resolved, she has been left with neck pain and headaches that regularly progress to become very painful and disabling, forcing her to stop whatever she is doing. The medical evidence is that even with significant medical intervention, the neck pain and cervicogenic headaches are likely to continue into the foreseeable future. Debilitating headaches occur about every two weeks. The Plaintiff is not a complainer. She is stoic, a hard worker and she carries on despite the pain. Her home life and recreational activities have been impaired to a significantly lesser degree than likely would have been the case for a less strong and stalwart person. That does not mean, however, that she does not suffer while incapacitated by the neck pain and headaches; and she clearly misses pursuing her sports activities, particularly downhill mountain-biking, with her pre-accident intensity. She has maintained her family and social relationships because of her positive attitude and how well she generally manages her chores and commitments at home and at work in the face of her neck pain and headaches.

[149] For these reasons, I find that an award of $60,000 in non-pecuniary damages is appropriate in the present case.

Conclusion
[196] For these reasons I find that the Defendant Driver and vicariously, the Defendant Company, 100 percent liable for the accident and that the Plaintiff is entitled to the following relief:
1. $60,000 for non-pecuniary loss;
2. $15,000 for past loss of capacity;
3. $45,000 for future loss of capacity;
4. $1,000 for special damages;
5. $5,000 for costs of future care;
6. Pre-judgment interest at the prevailing rate; and,
7. Costs at Scale B unless further submissions are made.

Surrey Langley ICBC Whiplash Injury Lawyers at MacLean Personal Injury recommend you call us toll free at 1-877-602-9900 immediately after an accident and long before you speak with skilled ICBC defence representatives.



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