The range of non-pecuniary damages awarded in cases involving primarily soft-tissue injury is very wide. Common factors that may influence the award include the age of the plaintiff, precise nature of the injury, severity and duration of pain and disability, emotional suffering, impairment of relationships, impairment of physical and mental abilities, and loss of lifestyle: Kuskis, supra; Stapley v. Hejslet, 2006 BCCA 34 at ¶ 46.
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