A colleague made me aware of an online Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario (January 1999 – November 2005). It is posted on the website of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) and appears to have been part of a project chaired by Mr. Justice Chadwick, with the help of local lawyers, students and law clerks.
I assume it was aimed at pro se litigants and must have been quite an effort. What I find puzzling though is that most of this data (and I assume more extensive data) is available in Carswell’s Goldsmith’s Damages for Personal Injury and Death in Canada, which is likely available at most if not every courthouse library (and now one of the quantum services on WestlaweCARSWELL’s Litigator database). I would be curious to know the motives behind such a large endeavour.
However, I don’t want to appear to be crticial since any effort at making useful information available online and free to the public should be applauded.