ICBC Legal Advice
BC Supreme Court Strikes Down Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Jurisdiction in ICBC Cases
The Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court released a 108-page decision today that strikes down portions of the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act as unconstitutional. The decision means that for motor vehicle accidents (ICBC Claims) that happened on or after April 1, 2019, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) can no longer: determine if an injury…Read More
What are the ICBC Minor Injury Caps for Accidents after April 1, 2019?
Have you been injured in an accident on or after April 1, 2019 only to be told by the ICBC Claims Adjuster that the maximum settlement is $5,500.00 for pain and suffering (or $5,627.00 after April 1, 2020)? I have answered many calls over the last year and a half from injured people in BC…Read More
Judge Reduces ICBC Claim by 40% for Failing to Follow Medical Advice
If you’ve sustained injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision, your doctor, at some point, will likely recommend that you attend treatment of some sort. Whether it be physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy, active rehabilitation, medications or even psychological counselling, your doctor is recommending these treatments with a view to alleviating your injury…Read More
Top 10 Things to do after a Car Accident in B.C.
I grew up watching the late show with David Letterman and one of my favourite segments on his show was the top ten list. So in his honour as he recently retired, here is my top ten things to do if you’re involved in a car accident. 10. Check for injuries, don’t move your car first…Read More
ICBC Injury Claims: What is my Pain and Suffering Worth?
Pain & Suffering Claims in B.C. In the ten years I have been practicing personal injury law, I have often been asked by my clients during our initial consultation; “So… what do you think mycase is worth?” My response is usually; “I don’t know.” And my thoughts often turn to snowflakes. Why snowflakes? Perhaps a brief explanation…Read More
BC Hit and Runs: Making an ICBC Claim
What is a Hit and Run? A hit and run is when an unknown driver damages your vehicle or injures you but leaves the scene of the collision. Fortunately, anyone involved in a hit and run in BC has the right to seek compensation for a hit and run directly from the Insurance Corporation of…Read More
Why Call a Lawyer Before Calling ICBC
Ensure Your Rights are Protected & You Get a Fair Settlement I quite often advise clients to ensure they have a lawyer for their ICBC or personal injury claim to ensure all of their rights are protected and they receive a fair settlement. I tell them not to talk to ICBC before they get legal advice. …Read More