Elgood v. Ellison, 2010 BCSC 442
RHE wins working senior citizen an award for loss of income earning capacity.
John Rice was trial counsel for Bob Elgood, a 65 year old husband and father who, like many British Columbians, needed to work well into his seventies to support himself and his family. He worked at a bingo hall and did other odd jobs in the community like landscaping. Mr. Elgood was injured in a car accident on January 10, 2006. ICBC admitted liability for the accident. The Plaintiff developed chronic low back pain.
ICBC said Mr. Elgood’s injuries were not as serious as he claimed and that he failed to do proper treatment.
The trial judge awarded Mr. Elgood damages for loss of future income earning capacity.
This is an important decision for working senior citizens.