Out of province insurer pays $1,050,000.00 to settle claim


A woman in her early 40’s was referred to Michael Yawney QC to assist her with an injury claim resulting from a collision on Hwy 97 north of Vernon where a truck and trailer from Ontario pulled onto the highway in front of the woman’s vehicle, without warning and without the right of way.  The resulting collision caused the woman’s car to become air borne and roll over. She thought she was going to die. She suffered a mild brain injury and soft tissue injuries in the collision, as well as PTSD. Driving was difficult after the collision.  Mr. Yawney was able to convince the out of province insurer to admit liability and to resolve the claim months before trial for $1,050,000.00 including costs. He also assisted the woman in obtaining her own insurance coverage for accident benefits, and secure medical and rehab payments under that policy going forward.