What are the general damages for pre-trial income losses in a motor vehicle accident?

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

The following excerpt is from Dobbin v Alexander Enterprises Limited, 1987 CanLII 3961 (NL CA):

Where a person is self-employed (as in the case of Tucker v. Stanbury (1981), 32 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 64; 91 A.P.R. 64 (Nfld.C.A.)), underemployed or unemployed at the time of the accident, pre-trial income losses should be regarded as general damages because they are not damages of a nature which can be specifically pleaded and strictly proven. This is not to suggest, of course, that the best evidence should not be presented to the court. For example, in the Tucker v. Stanbury case, the plaintiff failed to adduce all of the evidence that was available to him to sustain his claim for pre-trial income losses.

Other Questions

Is there any case law where a plaintiff has been awarded damages for personal injury damages in a motor vehicle accident? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
What is the test for deducting a contingency from a claim for loss of income due to a motor vehicle accident? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Is post-separation increases in income considered in the calculation of income for the purposes of determining a spouse’s income status? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
What is the test for punishment in a motor vehicle accident? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
What is the standard of review applicable to awards of damages in past loss of income cases? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Can an insurer recover damages from a cleaning service where a defective machine causes damage to a carpet in the home? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
What is the test for determining whether a defendant is liable for loss of income as a result of their negligence? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
What is the difference between general and aggravated damages in a personal injury case? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
In what circumstances will a defendant be liable for damages if he causes damage to another person’s property? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Is a town entitled to claim damages from the property of the townspeople if the town equipment causes damage to the property? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

Alexi white

"The most advanced legal research software ever built."

Trusted by top litigators from across North America.