Krzmaric v. Harada, 2006 BCSC 1421
Client injured in “low velocity impact” accident awarded $388,387 in damages.
Kevin Jarvis and John Rice were trial counsel for Ms. Krznaric a fitness and Pilates instructor and mother of two children. Ms. Krznaric was injured in what ICBC called a “low velocity impact” crash on April 18, 2002. She sustained injuries including injuries to her neck, back and ribs as well as anxiety and headaches. She developed chronic pain that affected all aspects of her life.
ICBC argued at trial that Ms. Krznaric suffered minor injuries and they were not nearly as debilitating as she alleged.
The trial judge rejected the ICBC defence and awarded the Plaintiff damages including: $100,000 for loss of future earnings and $50,000 for diminished general earning capacity. ICBC initially appealed the case but then dropped it, and paid the Plaintiff her full damages.
The full trial judgment is available here.