Sharifi v. Chaklader, 2012 BCSC 685
57 year old care aide awarded significant damages for wage loss, as a result of injuries she sustained as a passenger involved in motor vehicle accident.
Keith McGee and Michael Elliott were trial counsel for Ms. Sharifi, a 57 year old care aide and assessment worker with the Ministry of Social Development. Ms. Sharifi was a passenger in a motor vehicle that struck a left turning vehicle. At the time of the trial Ms. Sharifi was continuing to suffer from ongoing pain in her neck, back, and shoulders, as well as headaches, nausea, difficulty sleeping, and fatigue.
Due to a WCB technicality, ICBC disputed liability and also argued that Ms. Sharifi’s problems were due to unrelated pre-and-post-accident issues.
ICBC’s case regarding liability was rejected by the trial judge, and our client was awarded non-pecuniary damages, as well as damages for gross past income loss (which was reduced to take into account statutory deduction), loss of future income earning capacity, special damages, and for cost of future care.
The full reasons for judgement are available here.