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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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ICBC Settlement Offer Better Than Trial Award but no Costs for ICBC

In this ICBC offers to settle fault case ( Currie v. Taylor,2013 BCSC 1071), the claimant suffered catastrophic injuries that dramatically changed his life after a car accident. The claimant was driving a yellow and white taxi  en route to the City of Vernon when he attempted to turn left onto Highway 97 at the intersection…

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BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS Vancouver Bike and Cycling Lawyers We know about bike accidents. Lawyer Mr. Renn A. Holness has been prosecuting bicycle injury cases in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and Court of Appeal since 1995. Caring and  compassionate we will always act on behalf of the injured cyclist and work with family…

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ICBC Sues Rioters to Recover Money Paid for Car Damage Insurance Claims

Over 77 vehicles were set on fire or damaged in the Stanley Cup riots and ICBC insurance claims were over half a million dollars. 46 people have been named in the lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of BC and ICBC is seeking punitive damages to financially punish the rioters. Insurance coverage for damage to…

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Best for Personal Injury Lawyers with ICBC Injury Claims to Avoid Representing the Corporation

When injured in a car accident and hiring a personal injury lawyer in BC  most never make it a top priority to ask whether the lawyer or law firm works for ICBC. Why is this important?  Personal Injury Lawyers and law firms that work for ICBC are restricted in the types of lawsuits they can…

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