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ICBC Loses at Trial and Pays Double Costs for Failing to Accept Reasonable Offer

David Eby and his NDP government have been very vocal about ICBC’s financial problems. Instead of making changes to ICBC’s management who are responsible for its policies and procedures that are clearly not working, the changes made are directed at injured claimants by eroding their rights. Shouldn’t the ICBC executive who are responsible for how…

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Protection of Public Participation Act – SOGI Defamation Action Dismissed

The Protection of Public Participation Act (“PPPA”) came into force in British Columbia earlier this year. The PPPA is of utmost importance. It protects British Columbians from being sued for expressing their views on matters of public interest. This new law safeguards people from strategic lawsuits against public participation (known as SLAPPs) which aim to…

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ICBC Changes to Part 7 Benefits – Treatment Funding

PART 7 BENEFITS – INCREASED FUNDING As of April 1, 2019, significant changes have been made to the funding provided by ICBC for therapy under Part 7 benefits. These changes apply to all new and existing motor vehicle accident claims. PRESCRIBED TREATMENT PROVIDERS AND RATES ICBC under the Part 7 Benefits will provide funding for…

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ICBC Minor Injury Caps – Is Your Claim Capped?

The NDP government introduced legislation that caps (limits) compensation payable by ICBC for pain and suffering for “minor injuries” suffered in motor vehicle accidents occurring on and after April 1, 2019. An injury will be defined as a “minor injury” if: It is included in the list of prescribed injuries; and It does not result…

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Injured Claimant At Fault for Rear End Accident – Appeal Dismissed

In the usual course, a driver who rear-ends another vehicle will be found at fault for the accident. It is only in exceptional circumstances that the driver who was rear ended will be liable such as when he/she made a sudden, unexpected and unexplained stop. In Bains v. Chatakanonda 2018 BCSC 2412, the claimant was…

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