We get a lot of questions about how our software works, and, put simply; our patented algorithm finds matching case law by looking for similar clusters of injuries with similar severity. That is to say, we attempt to find the case law that is most similar to your case.
Therefore, the more details you can add about your injury, the more accurate our case matching will be.
This makes our algorithm superior to other case law look-up tools that simply try to match keywords, and—typically—return a ton of irrelevant results.
All of our case data is pulled from our database of court case metadata. The referenced cases from Canada are publicly viewable on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) and can be accessed through their publicly available website here.
Assumption We Make
Adjustments We Make to Calculate Pain and Suffering Amounts
After finding the matching case law most relevant to your case, we also make these legislation specific adjustments:
General Damages Maximum
In 1978, the Supreme Court of Canada set a cap of $100,000 for General Damages in the case Andrews v. Grand & Toy Alberta Ltd. This cap does not apply to cases not directly caused by a bodily injury (such as PTSD caused by slander).
As of Dec 2022, the cap is $428,727 when adjusted for inflation.
As of 2022, the deductible for Provinces that have one is:
Minor Injury Caps
As of January 1, 2023, the minor injury caps for Provinces that specify one are: