Category Archives: Expenses made – non-medical

Judge hugely cuts back woman’s claim for past & future lost housekeeping capacity

Ms. Dabu suffered injuries to her neck, back & shoulder in an mva. She claimed at trial that her ability to do the housework she previously did remained very limited. Her husband and children took on almost all of the cooking, cleaning and gardening duties she did before her mva.

She claimed compensation of $20,000 for past and $84,000 for future loss of housekeeping capacity.

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Claimant’s fiancé and mother receive $14,000 for their assistance that went beyond the normal ‘give and take’ in a family

Ms. Fletcher (née Rutter) was in an mva in 2007 from which she suffered chronic neck & lower back strain.

She lived with her fiancé. After her accident, her mother came to stay with them for the first 3-4 months & helped to take care of Ms. F’s needs.

Her lawyer argued that her mother & fiancé should be compensated for:

  • driving Ms. F to appointments,
  • grocery shopping and
  • household tasks (laundry, meals, and other day-today needs as required)

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Claimant’s parents compensated $14,000 for travel expenses & $6,000 for services they provided

Ms. Gabor was unable to avoid colliding with a pick-up truck that ran a red light. She incurred a brain injury with memory loss and chronic shoulder pain.

After the accident, her parents frequently flew from Lethbridge to Vancouver, rented an apartment or stayed at a hotel and provided her with assistance.

Two issues were whether her parents should be compensated for:

  • their travel expenses and
  • the services they provided their daughter.

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