DeMarco v Challenger Motor Freight et al


Michael Yawney, Senior Litigation Partner, was retained by Mr. DeMarco to pursue a claim for injuries against a long haul truck driver, and the freight company he worked for. As a result of the efforts of Mr. Yawney in a liability trial in 2012 where he successfully argued that the truck driver had gone through a red light on Hwy # 1 near Revelstoke, B.C. and struck  Mr. DeMarco’s vehicle broadside. An interesting aspect of this claim was that Mr. Yawney originally was counsel for the two passengers in Mr. DeMarco’s vehicle; when he was successful their joint trial on liability, Mr. DeMarco (who was a defendant in that action as a driver of one of the vehicles involved in the collision) retained Mr. Yawney to pursue his personal injury claim. Mr. DeMarco’s claim was settled just prior to a March 2, 2015 trial date to assess his damages.

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