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    Default Jaywalker get $100K for nervous shock.


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    Well, looks like I am going to go play in traffic this afternoon.

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    Yea thats a little more complicated that just 'biker hits jay walkers and jaywalkers win'. The Judge seemed to indicated that the biker was malicious in their intention to hit the peds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Yea thats a little more complicated that just 'biker hits jay walkers and jaywalkers win'. The Judge seemed to indicated that the biker was malicious in their intention to hit the peds.

    Wonder if the biker was that scat dude on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Yea thats a little more complicated that just 'biker hits jay walkers and jaywalkers win'. The Judge seemed to indicated that the biker was malicious in their intention to hit the peds.
    That's why he's only getting $100K and not $400K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    That's why he's only getting $100K and not $400K.
    Had the peds literally jumped out on the road in front of this guy with no chance of avoiding, they would have gotten 0$. The fact that the biker had time and space to avoid them is what the judge admonished.

    Here is a view of a part of the road:

    https://goo.gl/maps/hvhtwDrjEj88Aguw9

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    the presence of two stopped vehicles on the road ahead should have alerted Mr. Thomson to the risk.”

    I dont think 25% fault is inappropriate for this scenario. However I think 100,000$ certainly is. A cap definitely needs to be in place for things like this.
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    bc is out of control for accident pay outs. Thought I read their doing a total revamp as they cant continue on the path they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-ZUS View Post
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    Wonder if the biker was that scat dude on here?
    I was thinkin it. But you were thinkieinger about it. Beat me to it.

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    I think you guys are missing the BS here. He got $98k for WITNESSING his wife get hit. He didn't get hit himself, or injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I think you guys are missing the BS here. He got $98k for WITNESSING his wife get hit. He didn't get hit himself, or injured.
    If my wife was hit by a car, there would be a lot more than $98k of bitching to deal with you can be sure.

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    What'd the chick get in her separate settlement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    What'd the chick get in her separate settlement?
    Probably more than $100K if being depressed is already worth $400K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I think you guys are missing the BS here. He got $98k for WITNESSING his wife get hit. He didn't get hit himself, or injured.
    its bc. 400k to 500k settlements are the average out that way. Maybe the guy was legitimately traumatized?

    Heres an article discussing how bad it is for bc Insurance due to the crazy claims going on.

    https://vancouversun.com/news/politi...-claims-cases/
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    Other than not having to work, buddy probably broke even in terms of wages if he got 95k after 5 years of being off work (likely on long term disability if he was employed full time prior to this).

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    If I had known BC was famous for frivolous insurance payouts, I would've tried to step in front of a few slow moving vehicles in Kelowna last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterman View Post
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    If I had known BC was famous for frivolous insurance payouts, I would've tried to step in front of a few slow moving vehicles in Kelowna last weekend.
    Im certain that some people have done this - intentionally hurt themselves in a low speed injury to get out of work and hope for a payout.

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    Mental anguish clause wins again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    Thought I read their doing a total revamp as they cant continue on the path they are.
    They just finished doing this... are they doing it again?

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4649995/b...c-rate-claims/

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