The daughter of a corporate client of the firm retained Michael Yawney QC to assist her with a claim for injuries suffered in an accident where the plaintiff had been hit hard from behind. The whiplash injuries she suffered impacted her sports and ability to work as a hair dresser, limiting how many clients she could see. The medical evidence supported that her capacity to work was partially impaired and that that would not get better as she aged. Mr. Yawney with his partner Allyson Edwards settled the claim prior to the start of a 5 day trial for over $210,000.00 plus costs.
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Michael Yawney QC was retained by the father of a 16 year old girl who was involved in a multiple roll over accident on a highway in the Kootenays where her mother was driving and passed away as a result of the accident. The client suffered a mild brain injury and psychological injuries that impacted her ability to finish high school and to work with any consistency. Mr. Yawney had to assist with retaining treating therapists and arranging rehabilitation for the girl because her life was turned upside down with the loss of her parent and the injuries she suffered in the accident. After 4 years of assessments and preparing the matter for trial, the claim was resolved for over $850,000.00 plus costs.