Samuel v. Levi, 2008 BCSC 1447
RHE wins $1,294,279 in damages for pedestrian hit in parking lot, including $1,150,000 in past and future loss of capacity.
Keith McGee and John Rice were trial counsel for the Plaintiff, Ms. Samuel, a PhD student in chemistry at UBC when she was knocked over as a pedestrian in the parking lot at the University of British Columbia by the defendant driver. RHE argued on Ms. Samuel’s behalf that this minor car accident caused a serious psychological disorder in the Plaintiff which manifested itself in disabling physical pain and limitations even though there were little physical injuries in the car accident.
ICBC vigorously denied the claim. ICBC argued that the Plaintiff suffered mild, if any, injuries from the accident.
The trial judge accepted our case and awarded the Plaintiff $1,294,279 in damages including: $100,000 for pain and suffering, $1,000,000 for loss of future income earning capacity, $150,000 for loss of past income earning capacity, $25,000 for cost of future care, $15,000 for loss of housekeeping capacity, and $4,279 for out of pocket expenses.