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ICBC Settlement – ICBC’s Low Offer Scolded by Trial Judge

In Patterson v. Solymosi 2019 BCSC 1508, the injured claimant suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, as well as a labral tear to her right hip, in a motor vehicle accident.  As a result of her injuries, she was limited in her ability to function as a special education teacher which involved…

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ICBC and Jury Trials – Injured Claimant Avoids Trial Rescheduling

  In response to the health concerns from Covid 19, the BC Supreme Court cancelled all jury trials up to and including September 7, 2020.  What this means is that if a jury trial is scheduled to take place during this time period, then the trial will be adjourned and rescheduled to a new date. …

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ICBC Settlements – Can you reject an offer you accepted from ICBC?

  If you do not have a lawyer and you are dealing with ICBC on your own, the playing field is extremely uneven in that it heavily favours ICBC.  This is because ICBC adjusters receive extensive on how to handle and settle claims to the benefit of ICBC, not you.  ICBC adjusters have a significant…

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Does Your Lawyer Work for ICBC? Important Reasons Why You Should Know

In British Columbia, there are numerous lawyers and law firms who work for ICBC as defence counsel. They advocate for ICBC and they work to protect ICBC from personal injury claims by reducing claims. To reduce claims, often an injured claimants’ credibility and their medical team are attacked. A staggering number of lawyers who work…

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Injury Claims and the Impact of Unreliable Information Provided to Medical Experts

The assessment of an injured claimant’s credibility and the reliability of his/her evidence is pivotal in any personal injury claim. An injured claimant who accurately describes his/her symptoms and circumstances before and after an accident without minimizing or embellishing them can reasonably anticipate that the court will find his/her evidence to be credible and reliable.…

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ICBC Claim – What happens if you are injured and partially at fault for a motor vehicle accident?

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your compensation may be reduced if you are partially at fault for the collision. In British Columbia, the Negligence Act states that each party is responsible for compensation in proportion to his/her degree of fault for the motor vehicle accident and injuries that are caused by…

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ICBC Claim for a Motor Vehicle Accident in the USA

*written by Vic Maan, Associate with Holness and Small Law Group If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in the US and the negligent driver was driving a vehicle with US licence plates, ICBC will not be involved in the tort injury claim even if your automobile insurance was with ICBC. There is…

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ICBC Claims and Changing to a New ICBC Lawyer – What you need to know

Choosing the right ICBC lawyer to represent you with your ICBC claim is important. It is essential that you choose an ICBC lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in the field of personal injury law. This area of law is intricate and it requires a level of skill to navigate the many legal issues that…

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Judge Criticizes ICBC For Failing to Pay Promised Part 7 Benefits as part of ICBC’s New “Enhanced Care Coverage”

The NDP have rolled out new ICBC policies including new Enhanced Care coverage. This “care based model” is advertised by the NDP as providing British Columbians with increased care such as payment for treatment ongoing indefinitely into the future despite settlement or judgement at trial. The NDP and David Eby are asking us to trust…

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Cyclist Found 50% At Fault for Passing Cars on the Right

As I have written in previous articles, cycling as a primary mode of transportation is increasing in popularity in urban settings especially in Vancouver. While there are a number of dedicated bike lanes, the number of streets without dedicated bike lanes far outweigh the number of streets with them. Section 183 of the Motor Vehicle…

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