Motorcycle Victim Awarded $2500 in Personal Injury ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Motorcycle Victim Awarded $2500 in Personal Injury

“In what is being hailed as a victory for the automobile insurance industry, Justice David H. Russell awarded the maximum $2,500 in damages to a motorcycle accident victim in a personal injury case who suffered fractured bones and severe bruising after a 2004 collision in which he was deemed not at fault.” Accoreing to attorney John Barry “A court would have awarded between $20,000 to $30,000 for this injury prior to July 2003." Under the Canadian legislation, courts can only award more than $2,500 for major injuries, defined as "permanent serious disfigurement" or "permanent serious impairment of an important bodily function."

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