John Cameron and Irina Kordic acted for SM who was injured in a car accident when she was just entering the workforce. The Court noted that the MVA was a significant turning point in the plaintiff’s life. It resulted in her having to quit her job at age 19 and move in with her mother and other relatives. She was left with a sense of loss and despair. Her self-confidence was significantly eroded. Although she was initially able to keep working for more than a year after the MVA, her back pain reached the point where she could no longer work and she resigned from her job. After a trial in BC Supreme Court SM was awarded approximately $400,000 in damages.