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…

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BC Extends Suspension of Civil Jury Trials Due to Covid-19

The Ministry of the Attorney General of BC announced today that it is extending the current suspension of civil jury trials in the Supreme Court of B.C. until October 8, 2022 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its affect on the Courts. Any civil trial taking place before October 8, 2022, will be heard…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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