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June 6, 2022|Article | Firm News
Written by Hammerco Lawyers

$587,000 judgement for Hammerco Client injured in ICBC car accident claim at the start of her career

Hammerco Partner Krista Simon and Associate Rosy Arora successfully secured over $587,000 in a judgement for compensation for a young woman who sustained physical and cognitive injuries in a car accident on December 12, 2016. 

At the time of the motor vehicle accident, Ms. Carmody was only 28 years of age and in the early stages of her career in the event industry. She was busy building a solid foundation for a long career as an event planner by taking on many different roles within the industry. She was a bubbly young woman, with an active social circle. 

The motor vehicle accident changed her life in every way. Following the accident, she experienced difficulty with maintaining long-term employment and relationships with friends and family members. She withdrew from her social circle, and was unable to manage her household chores. 

The defendants denied that Ms. Carmody sustained a concussion, denied that there was a change in her housekeeping capacity and denied that she had any difficulty maintaining long term employment as a result of her accident injuries. 

At trial, Krista and Rosy were successful in demonstrating to the court that the defendants’ own medical expert agreed that Ms. Carmody sustained a concussion as a result of the accident and would likely require treatment for her physical, emotional and cognitive injuries into the future. We successfully showed the many different ways in which our client’s life was no longer the same as a result of the accident. 

Ultimately, the Trial Judge agreed that Ms. Carmody’s life has been permanently changed as a result of the accident; and as a result, she will now suffer from a diminished housekeeping and earning capacity.

We are pleased our system of justice appropriately awarded our client with the compensation to address the harms and losses arising from the accident. The judgement included compensation for pain and suffering, loss of housekeeping capacity, loss of past income, loss of earning capacity, cost of future care and special damages (for our of pocket expenses). 

Carmody v. Druex, 2022 BCSC 891

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