This is an issue that arises somewhat of often in my practice. Can an injured party make a claim for a small business that they have not actually started yet. This issue was dealt with in this recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/17/06/2017BCSC0644.htm The plaintiff in this case was a 59 year old […]Read More Claims for speculative business losses in personal injury claims.
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/17/05/2017BCSC0577.htm The injured party was a construction worker and father of 4 children. His work primarily focused on residential renovations and building and servicing green houses at big box stores. The plaintiff was fifty years old at the time of trial and had been injured in what the courts described as a “violent” rear end […]Read More Construction worker given $430,000 award for soft-tissue injuries sustained in car accident.
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/17/05/2017BCSC0550.htm This case involved a plaintiff who was injured in 3 separate motor vehicle accidents. At the time of their first accident, the plaintiff was a bank teller who was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Services and Administration at Douglas College. The plaintiff’s award for Future Income Losses was broken down into 2 components: […]Read More Student awarded $150,000 for Future Income Loss.