Michael Yawney QC was retained by a construction contractor from Salmon Arm BC who was involved in a bizarre accident on Hwy #1 where a transport truck side swiped his vehicle and then took off.
The client suffered a fracture to his orbital bone near his eye and vision and imbalance issues. The transport truck could not be identified and so the claim involved a hit and run scenario with limited insurance coverage available. Further, the client had to rely on his own underinsured insurance coverage, a process that required arbitration after a trial determined damages that exceeded the initial limited coverage under hit and run provisions. Mr. Yawney was able to negotiate a resolution of the client’s claim for $450,000.00 prior to trial.