Tim Schober was an active tennis player, cyclist, hiker and a practising lawyer well into his 60s before a car made an illegal exit on a Victoria highway and crashed into him while he was cycling to work last August.
“By the time things settled down, I had a catastrophic spinal cord injury — a very high one that makes me a quadriplegic,” the Saanich, B.C. man said.
After spending seven months recovering in hospital, Schober said he had to spend $130,000 on renovations to be able to navigate his home in a wheelchair.
He can no longer practise law, and requires 24-hour care from his wife Lisa.
Schober has been waiting for months for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) — the province’s public auto insurance provider — to determine how much of those costs will be covered under insurance benefits, and says the wage compensation he’s receiving is nowhere near what he…