Future care costs must take into account positive and negative contingencies. These contingencies include the possibility that a plaintiff may have suffered the expense of a service regardless of the collision because of advancing age: see Drodge v. Kozak, 2011 BCSC 1316. The measure of a future care award must be adjusted to reflect the specific care needs of a plaintiff; the assessment of those needs depends on medical evidence and opinions concerning the nature and duration of a required service.
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