Niitamo v. ICBC, [2003] B.C.T.C. 608 (SC)

Judge:Ballance, J.
Court:Supreme Court of British Columbia
Case Date:April 23, 2003
Jurisdiction:British Columbia
Citations:[2003] B.C.T.C. 608 (SC);2003 BCSC 608
 
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Niitamo v. ICBC, [2003] B.C.T.C. 608 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2003] B.C.T.C. TBEd. MY.034

Mark Tapani Niitamo (plaintiff) v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (defendant)

(S002336; 2003 BCSC 608)

Indexed As: Niitamo v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia

British Columbia Supreme Court

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Ballance, J.

April 23, 2003.

Summary:

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Damage Awards - Topic 70

Injury and death - Body injuries - Back - Aggravation of pre-existing condition - See paragraphs 26 to 106.

Damage Awards - Topic 177

Injury and death - Neck injuries - Aggravation of pre-existing condition - See paragraphs 26 to 106.

Damage Awards - Topic 492

Injury and death - General damage awards - Loss of earning capacity - See paragraphs 26 to 106.

Damage Awards - Topic 492.1

Injury and death - General damage awards - Pretrial income loss - See paragraphs 26 to 106.

Torts - Topic 351

Negligence - Motor vehicle - Pedestrians and bicyclists - What constitutes a pedestrian - See paragraphs 14 to 19.

Torts - Topic 356

Negligence - Motor vehicle - Pedestrians and bicyclists - Street or highway crossing - Crosswalk - See paragraphs 20 to 25.

Torts - Topic 362

Negligence - Motor vehicle - Pedestrians and bicyclists - Contributory negligence of - See paragraphs 20 to 25.

Torts - Topic 376

Negligence - Motor vehicle - Standard of care of driver - Keeping a proper lookout - See paragraphs 20 to 25.

Torts - Topic 6630

Defences - Contributory negligence - Particular cases - Failure to use safety equipment (incl. seat belts) - See paragraphs 20 to 25.

Cases Noticed:

Ivanoff v. Bensmiller (2002), 167 B.C.A.C. 243; 274 W.A.C. 243 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 20].

Lowe v. Jenkinson et al. (1994), 45 B.C.A.C. 203; 72 W.A.C. 203 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 21].

Barker v. McQuahe (1964), 49 W.W.R.(N.S.) 685 (B.C.C.A.), refd to. [para. 57].

Hemsworth v. Hemsworth, [2002] B.C.T.C. 648 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 57].

Athey v. Leonati et al., [1996] 3 S.C.R. 458; 203 N.R. 36; 81 B.C.A.C. 243; 132 W.A.C. 243; 140 D.L.R.(4th) 235; 31 C.C.L.T.(2d) 113; [1997] 1 W.W.R. 97, refd to. [para. 62].

Iannone v. Hoogenraad et al. (1990), 50 B.C.L.R.(2d) 390 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 93].

Palmer v. Goodall (1991), 53 B.C.L.R.(2d) 44 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 96].

Kwei et al. v. Boisclair et al. (1991), 6 B.C.A.C. 314; 13 W.A.C. 314; 60 B.C.L.R.(2d) 393 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 100].

Brown v. Gulaiy (1985), 26 B.C.L.R.(2d) 353 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 100].

Pallos v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (1995), 53 B.C.A.C. 310; 87 W.A.C. 310; 100 B.C.L.R.(2d) 260 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 104].

Counsel:

Garry McComb, for the plaintiff;

Rajan Dhami, for the defendant.

This action was heard on January 13-17, 2003, before Ballance, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on April 23, 2003.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.

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