Risby v. Van-Doornick, (1980) 29 A.R. 6 (NWTSC)

JudgeCavanagh, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateJuly 14, 1980
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1980), 29 A.R. 6 (NWTSC)

Risby v. Van-Doornick (1980), 29 A.R. 6 (NWTSC)

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Risby v. Van-Doornick et al.

(No. 3064)

Indexed As: Risby v. Van-Doornick et al.

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Trial Division

Judicial District of the Northwest Territories

Cavanagh, J.

July 14, 1980.

Summary:

This case arose out of the plaintiff prospector's action against the defendants for damages for personal injuries suffered in a helicopter crash. Liability was admitted.

The Northwest Territories Supreme Court, Trial Division, allowed the action and awarded $35,000.00 general damages for personal injuries. The Court dismissed the plaintiff's claim for damages for loss of future earnings, because his earnings were higher after the accident than before.

Damage Awards - Topic 121

Personal injuries - Head injuries - Affecting sense of balance - 42 year old male prospector - Fracture of four ribs, distal end of right clavicle and right scapula - Blow and laceration to right ear resulting in permanent damage to sense of balance - 5-10% total disability - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court awarded $35,000.00 general damages - See paragraph 34.

Counsel:

A.G. MacDonald, Q.C., for the plaintiff;

W.J. Melko, for the defendant.

This case was heard before CAVANAGH, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, Trial Division, Judicial District of the Northwest Territories.

The judgment of CAVANAGH, J., was delivered on July 14, 1980:

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  • Risby v. Van-Doornick, (1981) 29 A.R. 18 (NWTCA)
    • Canada
    • Northwest Territories Court of Appeal (Northwest Territories)
    • April 3, 1981
    ...suffered in a helicopter crash. Liability was admitted and the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, Trial Division, in a judgment reported 29 A.R. 6, assessed general damages for personal injuries, but did not award damages for loss of future income, because the plaintiff's income was highe......
1 cases
  • Risby v. Van-Doornick, (1981) 29 A.R. 18 (NWTCA)
    • Canada
    • Northwest Territories Court of Appeal (Northwest Territories)
    • April 3, 1981
    ...suffered in a helicopter crash. Liability was admitted and the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, Trial Division, in a judgment reported 29 A.R. 6, assessed general damages for personal injuries, but did not award damages for loss of future income, because the plaintiff's income was highe......

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