A Calgary man in his late 40’s was rear ended on the Island Highway on Vancouver Island. His minivan had what appeared to be minor damage, but removing the bumper showed more damage than expected. He suffered a whiplash type injury that impacted his functioning for several months, requiring physio, massage and chiropractic treatments. A Calgary lawyer referred the client to Michael Yawney QC to pursue his claim. The client had suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and back which limited his recreational and home maintenance activities, but did not affect his industrial sales job. Mr. Yawney was able to settle the claim for over $120,000 in addition to pursuing the benefit insurer to cover ongoing care costs.