What is the effect of negligence on a plaintiff's capacity to earn income?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Jackson v. Mongrain, 2010 BCSC 1866 (CanLII):

I turn to the effect of the defendant’s negligence on the plaintiff’s capacity to earn income and whether, if a loss or reduction of the capacity to earn income has been established, the plaintiff has also established a real and substantial possibility of his actually suffering a pecuniary loss in the future (Sobolik v. Waters, 2010 BCCA 523 at paragraphs 39-42).

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