What is the test for assessing non-pecuniary damages in a personal injury case?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Sharpe v Koomson, 2019 BCSC 558 (CanLII):

The legal principles applicable are conveniently summarized by Mr. Justice Hunter, citing Justice Wedge at trial, in Tisalona v. Easton, 2017 BCCA 272: 39 The trial judge correctly summarized the considerations for the assessment of non-pecuniary damages at paras. 80-83 of her judgment:

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