torts, assessment, damages, personal injury, cases, Handbook, common law, Canada
This is the second edition of Professor Charles' aptly titled Handbook. The first edition was a simple reprint of a thirty-three page article that was originally published in the Canadian Cases on the Law of Torts, together with the 1978 Supreme Court "Trilogy"judgements themselves. While it provided a convenient capsulization of the issues, it clearly lacked the depth necessary to deal fully with many of the complexities involved, and the rationale for its publication was questionable (no matter how eminent its author or handsome its presentation, can any case comment really be worth $40.00?). Happily, the second edition has developed into a succinct and accurate enunciation of the "established principles" of common-law accident compensation in Canada.
Roger Harris, "Charles Handbook on Assessment of Damages in Personal Injury Cases" (1992) 14:3 Dal LJ 587.