Langley man awarded $1.1 million for 2008 crash

Rear-end collision left carpenter unable to work

  • Mar. 18, 2015 7:00 p.m.

A Langley man who was in a car crash in 2008 has now been awarded a $1.1 million settlement from ICBC.

The 33-year-old was awarded the settlement by Justice Williams in New Westminster Supreme Court on Feb. 13.

He took action for damages resulting from injuries sustained in three separate crashes he was involved in.

In October 2008,  his vehicle was rear-ended at the intersection of 208 Street and 84 Avenue. The vehicle was a write-off.

He sustained the most serious injuries in that crash, resulting in him not being able to work as a carpenter and also having to have surgery in an attempt to fix the numbness and injury to his neck and arm.

Langley lawyer Rick McMullan represented him.

The judge awarded him $91,226 for housekeeping, house maintenance and yard work up until he is 75.

He currently rents so doesn’t require yard or house maintenance.

The judge awarded him non-pecuniary damages of $125,000; past income loss of $125,000, further income loss of $800,000, cost of future care is $43,600 and special damages is $11,591.