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Auto insurer fights paying a teen with catastrophic injury

“It was a gotcha moment that didn’t go so well for an insurance company determined to play hard ball with a mentally ill young woman.

For 16 days — more than double the usual length of an arbitration — the lawyer for RBC Insurance, now Aviva, hammered away at S.P., insisting she wasn’t really left seriously injured after she was rear-ended in a 2010 collision when she was just 17.

Witnesses testified S.P. was a shadow of the person she was before the accident. Once a good student who aspired to be a lawyer, her mental health had deteriorated to the point where she was suicidal, repeatedly hospitalized, prone to angry outbursts, forced to drop out of college after a breakdown and incapable of holding down a job.

Of course, the insurer tried everything in their arsenal to prevent having to pay out. How low they will go is just astounding. …”

Read the whole article by Michele Mandel, award-winning columnist for the Toronto Sun currently writing about justice issues: http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-shameful-attempts-by-auto-insurer-to-fight-paying-a-teen-with-catastrophic-injury

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