In the Supreme Court of British Columbia
TAMARA RENAE HAGEL
CAITLIN DOREY RENNISON AND ERIC JOSEPH BENOIT
[Rule 22-3 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules applies to all forms.]
Counsel for Plaintiff: Irina Kordic and Mike Murphy, Articled Student
Counsel for Defendants: Tim Kushneryk
This proceeding involved an injury that occurred on August 14, 2009. The Plaintiff suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident as a front seat passenger in a vehicle operated by the Defendant, Caitlin Rennison. The Defendant, Ms. Rennison, failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle that had lawfully entered the intersection.
The Plaintiff alleged that she suffers from ongoing chronic pain to the neck, shoulder region, low back and left hip area. The Plaintiff claimed that the injuries resulted in non-pecuniary losses, wage loss, costs of future care and special damages.
The Defendant claims that the residual difficulties are no different than the baseline from which the Plaintiff presented prior to the accident and that the Plaintiff had wholly recovered to the level of pre-accident health.
The Plaintiff’s case went to trial on December 12, 2012 and was heard by Mr. Justice Harvey. The Honourable Mr. Justice Harvey awarded the Plaintiff $60,000 in non-pecuniary damages.