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Car Accident Claimant Entitled to Bring Claim in Supreme Court Against ICBC’s Wishes

In this car and bicycle injury ICBC case (Kooner v. Singh, 2011 BCSC 1384) the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia wanted the injury claimant to have their personal injury case heard in Small Claims Court.   The lawsuit involved a personal injury that occurred at or near the intersection of 96th Avenue and 128th Street in Surrey,…

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ICBC Injury Claimant Required to Attend Second Medical Examination as Doctor Retires

This ICBC medical examination case (Assalone v. Le,2011 BCSC 1348)arises as a result of injuries the claimant suffered in a two car accidents filed in Vancouver and fault was admitted. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia sought an order that the injury claimant attend an ICBC medical examination  to be conducted by Dr. Andrew Hepburn. ICBC had already sent the claimant to…

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Call a Car Accident Lawyer Before ICBC Dial-a-Claim

I have provided legal assistance to injury claimants since 1992 and I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995. When you are involved in a car crash involving  an ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) claim it is best to have a legal advocate that does not work for ICBC before you call…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Refused Costs due to Abuse of the Court’s Processes in ICBC Claim

In this ICBC injury confidential documents case ( Jampolsky v. Shattler, 2011 BCSC 1327) the injury claimant’s lawyer sought a declaration that  various individuals engaged by, or in the employ of, ICBC, as well as ICBC, were in contempt of court.  Those persons included the personal injury lawyer  appointed by ICBC, an associate lawyer, the commissioner who took…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Succeeds – ICBC Only Entitled to One Medical Exam

In this ICBC medical examination denied case (Soczynski v. Cai,2011 BCSC 1299)a personal  injury claimant in a car crash was making a claim against ICBC and had already accessed no fault accident benefits following the car accident, pursuant to Part 7 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulations. ICBC sent the claimant to one of their doctors to…

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ICBC Only entitled to One Examination for Discovery of Injury Claimants

The lawyer for the defendant in this lawsuit claimed that the Civil Rules allow ICBC and other defendants to force an injury claimant to submit to multiple examinations (Humphrey v. McDonald,2011 BCSC 1288) as long as the total time is less than 7 hours- The Court disagreed.  The defence in this case relied on the…

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How to settle with ICBC- Best Injury Claims Require Proof of Legal Causation

Settling your car accident injury case may not be the easiest thing in the world if you do not have a lawyer and you are up against ICBC or another auto insurance company.  I’ve been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1995 and have settled hundreds of cases of behalf of many…

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Claims Against ICBC Dismissed and Plaintiff Not Allowed to File Further Lawsuits Without Leave

This claimant did not have a lawyer and his lawsuits against ICBC were dismissed by the court. This decision was clearly to help prevent misuse of the litigation process (Keremelevski v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia,2011 BCCA 369). What was clear to the Court of Appeal was that the proceedings had no sensible basis in law or fact…

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Generous ICBC Offer to Settle Refused and Injury Claimant Must Pay Expenses

This is an ICBC car crash injury costs case which happened at the intersection of 64th Avenue and 152nd Street in Surrey, BC(Gatzke v. Sidhu, 2011 BCSC 1214). It was dark and raining.  The injury claimant was westbound on 64th Avenue and  her evidence was that she was planning to drive further along 64th and eventually to turn right and…

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My Best Tips to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer for your Car Crash in British Columbia

I have been a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia since 1995 and represent people that have been injured in car crashes, bike accidents and many other types of situations such as pedestrian and truck accidents.  It is not uncommon for me to get a call from an ICBC injury claimant that is not happy…

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