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Your Required ICBC Statement after an Accident-Tips for the Insurance Report

The answer is  NO  a  signed statement is not required after a car accident when applying for accident benefits from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC.  You are required to give a written report not a signed statement. As a personal injury lawyer in BC since 1995 I refuse to let my clients sign unnecessary…

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Settlement of Injury Claim Leads to Dispute over Medical Report Cost

After the settlement of a car accident  injury claim the costs of medical examinations and reports, if the settlement terms allow, can be put in dispute. In this reasonable expenses part of settlement case (White v. Reich, 2013 BCSC 1234) a motor vehicle injury case settled very shortly before trial.  In dispute was the cost…

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Settlement Offer of $55,000 Should Have Been Accepted- Car Accident Claimant Wins

In this car accident offer to settle case(Codling v. Sosnowsky,2013 BCSC 1220) additional legal costs were awarded to the injury claimant after the judge awarded the claimant damages totaling $70,764.71 for injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Only 6 days before the scheduled trial the claimant had offered to settle the motor vehicle…

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ICBC Injury Lawyers Settle Personal Injury Claims Successfully

Personal injury lawyers solve problems everyday for injury claimants dealing with ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) by negotiating binding final solutions. In order to have a legally enforceable agreement to settle a personal injury claim with ICBC there must by an offer, an acceptance and consideration. Making a personal injury claim with an ICBC injury lawyer…

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How Much does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer for an ICBC Claim?

Lawyers Bill Based on a Percentage of  up to One-Third of the Recovery or By Hourly  Rate A Lawyers legal fees are regulated by the Law Society of BC and as a result you will find many lawyer fees are paid on a percentage of what is recovered and usually not more than  33 1/3…

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Best Lawyer to Help deal with ICBC Claims Closer than you Think

ICBC claimants do not have to look outside the Province to find a top-rated ICBC lawyer to assist in an insurance injury claim after a car accident. In fact British Columbia has a unique system of automobile insurance so it is best to retain a practicing BC lawyer with experience representing claimants against ICBC. Personal…

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ICBC Settlement of Personal Injury Claims Subject to Proportionality Test

In this costs of ICBC settlement case (Dhillon v. Bowering, 2013 BCSC 1178) the claimant was injured in two motor vehicle accidents in British Columbia. ICBC, on behalf of the defendants, made  initial offer to settle the two car accidents for $22,500 all-inclusive. That offer was later increased to $35,000 plus provable past wage loss,…

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What ICBC Insurance Forms Do I Have to Sign After a Car Accident?

The First and Often Only ICBC Form to be Signed is the CL-22 Insurance Claim Application When making a claim for ICBC insurance benefits after a motor vehicle accident, the Insurance Corporation of BC can require that you provide information in a prescribed form. Get a copy of the ICBC forms you need by speaking…

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Pedestrian Accident Caused by Sleeping Driver not Act of God

In this falling asleep personal injury case (Holt v. Rother,2013 BCSC 1065) the claimant was a pedestrian on the shoulder of 350th Avenue in Oliver, British Columbia, and the defendant was driving returning from the beach in Okanagan Falls.  The driver suddenly veered across the oncoming lane and struck the walking claimant causing personal injuries. The evidence…

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ICBC Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer Tests New Rule- Protecting Your Medical Records

Lawyers in Vancouver Battle with ICBC over Disclosure of Personal Medical Records Since starting as a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver in 1995 I’ve noticed that ICBC has always expected injury claimants to sign medical release forms consenting and authorizing ICBC to get your medical files when opening a claim. As a personal injury lawyer…

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