S.A. (Re), 2020 BCSC 1323
In 2017, Joe Murphy, Q.C. took on the claim of SA from a motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2004. In 2004, SA was sitting in a parked work truck having his lunch when the truck was struck by another vehicle, leaving SA very badly injured. In 2004, the ICBC coverages provided about $350,000 in insurance coverage to SA. Joe argued that SA was entitled to the 2007 ICBC coverage that would provide $1 million to SA, even though the MVA was in 2004. In 2018, an arbitrator agreed that SA was entitled to the $1 million 2007 coverage, and when ICBC tried to appeal that decision, in 2020 BC Supreme Court judge dismissed that appeal – with the final result that SA recovered an additional $650,000.
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