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What is meant by the term “vicissitudes of life”? How does the Court take into account the vicissitudes of life when assessing damages for future economic loss?

Vicissitudes are changes that may occur in future and cause or result in loss even in the absence of the accident or injury on which the claim is based. A discount is applied to compensation for the chance that loss would have occurred even if the injury had not occurred because of some such changes like other accidents, disease etc.

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