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ICBC Hit & Run Claim Dismissed at Trial due to Failure of Injured Claimant to Question Hells Angel

If you are injured in a hit and run accident, it is not enough for you to simply call the police and report the motor vehicle accident to ICBC.  The law in British Columbia requires you to take certain steps to identify the driver who fled the scene.  If these steps are not taken, then…

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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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ICBC Claims & Slip and Fall Claims – What to Expect for Pain and Suffering for Soft Tissue Injuries

The new ICBC minor injury caps passed by the NDP have been reviewed in several previous blog posts. In short, the term “minor” is extremely misleading because the list of injuries that are considered minor through this new law includes injuries that are not minor at all such as lifelong chronic soft tissue injuries if…

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Medical Malpractice – Hospital Errors and Hospital Overcrowding

In British Columbia and throughout Canada, it is no secret that our hospitals are overcrowded and that they are not equip to adequately handle the amount of patients who require care. As hospitals try to deal with overcrowding, patients are sometimes being treated or held in unconventional places such as hallways, staff rooms and supply…

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Slip and Fall Accident on Public Property – Difficulties in Suing a City

In a recent blog post, we discussed how the City of Burnaby was held liable under the Occupier’s Liability Act for the injured claimant’s injuries in a backyard fire-pit accident. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the law when an individual is injured on public property which is owned and operated by…

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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 Gives No Help to Injury Victims During the Pandemic

Auto monopoly ICBC and Attorney General David Eby are legally pocketing $158 million. ICBC is keeping the auto insurance savings arising from the pandemic. Mr. Eby reported on May 14, 2020 savings not shared with injury victims or premium payers. ICBC is not legally required to share the COVID-19 savings with the injured, Mr. Eby…

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Early Retirement Because of Injuries Suffered in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident can cause some individuals to retire earlier than planned especially if the injuries interfere with the ability to continue working. Claims for wage loss from early retirement are often very contentious. ICBC and other insurance companies often will argue that it is impossible to know exactly what would…

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Occupier’s Liability – City Liable for Injuries Caused by a Fire Started by its Tenant

If you are injured because of a hazardous or dangerous condition on either public property (city or province owned) or private property, you may have a claim for compensation against the property owner or tenant who had control over the property. This type of claim is known as an occupier’s liability claim. If the accident…

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