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What is the award for your pain and suffering from a vehicle collision?

Authored by: Shafic A. Khouri Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

If you suffered minor injuries from a motor vehicle collision, Nova Scotia law sets a limit for the amount you can be awarded for your pain and suffering. This limit depends on the year in which the collision happened. The following table shows the maximum amounts available for collisions occurring over the last few years: 

Year of collision Maximum award for pain and suffering from minor injuries 
2020 $8,911 
2019 $8,768 
2018 $8,579 
2017 $8,486 
2016 $8,385 

When does the limit apply? 

The above limits apply to your injuries only if they are “minor injuries”. Generally, minor injuries include whiplash, sprains of tendons or ligaments, or strains of muscles. However, if you suffered any of the following injuries, then the limit may not apply to your pain and suffering: 

·         A serious impairment, 

·         Neurological injuries, 

·         Bone or spine fractures or a spine dislocation, or 

·         Other types of injuries such as chronic pain or burns. 

If you were in a motor vehicle collision and are unsure if your claim falls under the minor injury limit, you can contact us for a free consultation. Our team is one of the largest accident and personal injury teams in Nova Scotia. We are based in Dartmouth and represent clients throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. There are no fees to you unless we get you the compensation you deserve. 

Click here for details on the Accident & Personal Injury Team of lawyers at BOYNECLARKE LLP. 

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