Juelfs v McCue, 2019 BCSC 1195
Another ICBC low-ball settlement offer forces another RHE case to trial for significant damages
RHE partner Jon Harbut had the privilege of acting for Felicia Juelfs at trial, a 36 year old woman who suffered soft tissue injuries and chronic pain in her jaw, neck and back from a May 2014 car crash. ICBC had care and conduct of the defense and forced this case to trial because of its new “low-ball” litigation strategy, refusing to fairly compensate the Plaintiff for her harms and losses. ICBC alleged at trial that Ms. Juelf’s injuries were not as significant as she described, that her work capacity was not impaired and that she did not require treatment and rehabilitation in the future. The BC Supreme Court rejected ICBC’s analysis and accepted that the collision caused serious injuries and damages to Ms. Juelfs, awarding her $257,037.05 in damages including $131,500 loss of future earning capacity and almost $34,000 for lifetime cost of care needs.