Ontario Woman Awarded $59,935 In Housekeeping Damages Following Car Accident

As your personal injury lawyer, we will often advance a claim for lost housekeeping capacity after a serious accident.  Here is what happened in a recent Toronto personal injury case.

A woman was injured after the car she was driving was struck by another vehicle. As a result of the accident, she suffered from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.

Before the accident, she had been working full-time at numerous jobs, earning anywhere from $7.50 and $14 an hour. She also did the bulk of the housework at home.

Following the accident, she experienced pain but was still able to perform most of her household responsibilities. She did have to rely heavily on housekeeping which was provided by her family.

The trial judge informed the jury that past housekeeping inefficiency damages were related to the woman’s inability to perform her housekeeping functions as well as she could prior to the accident.

The jury awarded the woman past housekeeping inefficiency damages of $5,000, past lost housekeeping capacity damages of $10,400 and future lost housekeeping capacity damages of $44,535, for a total of $59,935.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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