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Classic ICBC Insurance Adjuster Excuses Generated in Car Accident Injury Claims

Some  Insurance Corporation of British Columbia adjusters are never short of excuses, generating excuses for late payment of benefits to victims of personal injury following car accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit and runs and the like. As a personal injury lawyer in BC injury claimant’s often call me to ask how to deal with the ICBC insurance adjuster after…

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ICBC Dial-a Claim Call used to Order Repayment of Personal Injury Settlement

In this Supreme Court lawsuit the driver involved in the single vehicle car accident was sued by ICBC for reimbursement of money (ICBC v. Nisbet, 2009 BCSC 1570)it was obliged to payout for the settlement of personal injuries to the passenger. After the car accident the passenger telephoned ICBC’s dial-a-claim line to report her injury.  The ICBC…

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Local Legal Perspective on Italian Scientists Earthquake Trial

Jackie Small, Civil Trial Lawyer, appeared on the Bill Good Show at CKNW AM 980 today to give some local legal perspective on the shocking conviction and sentencing of seven scientists to six years in prison. The seven went on trial for manslaughter linked to an earthquake in Italy that killed more than 300 people and the victims have…

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What to do After a Car Accident

June 6, 2017-  ICBC Injury Claims advice from a personal injury lawyer with over 21 years experience. Police should be called but they do not always show up so get the name and address of the driver along with the licence plate number and name of the registered owner of the other vehicle. Do Not: argue with…

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Low Velocity Car Accident Injury Claimant Gets Low Money Award

In this low velocity car accident injury case (Naidu v. Gill,2012 BCSC 1461) the injury claimant waited over one year to report his accident to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC. The accident took place when the claimant was rear ended near the intersection of 88th Avenue and Fraser Highway in Surrey, BC.  This…

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ICBC says not Necessary to get lawyer But Court Dismisses Injury Claim

In this late filed personal injury lawsuit(Tolentino v. Gill, 2012 BCSC 1383)the claimant was injured in a car accident and met with an ICBC adjuster soon after the accident. The insurance adjuster, employed by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), was aware that the claimant had not talked to a lawyer and advised him…

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How to Settle Your ICBC Claim- Legal Causation for Personal Injury

In my negotiating experience as a personal injury lawyer most  cases involving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, settle based on offers made before the beginning of a trial. It is not uncommon for injury claimants to receive offers of settlement from ICBC before the claimant has hired a lawyer and before the injury has…

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ICBC Has Bad Faith Claim Severed from Insurance Coverage Issues

In this bad faith ICBC claim(Shaffner v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2012 BCSC 1263) the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia  denied the plaintiff’s claim under an  insurance policy alleging she had falsely declared that she was the principal operator of the vehicle. As well, ICBC took the position that the plaintiff had made false representations material to…

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Toothbrush Defect Injury Claimant Cannot Force Colgate President to be Witness

In this unusual personal injury dental case(Alnoor v. Colgate-Palmolive Canada Inc.,2012 BCSC 1342) the claimant alleges that a defect in a toothbrush manufactured by the defendant caused her serious injury.  The claimant said that the toothbrush fractured in two places while she was brushing her teeth and she claims substantial damages for injuries she says she suffered as a result.…

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6 Year Old Injured in Car Accident Awarded $20,000 For Mild Whiplash

In this child soft tissue injury claim (Maya Naks v. Hesse, 2012 BCSC 1328) the 6 child’s vehicle was travelling eastbound on 49th Avenue, in Vancouver, British Columbia when another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and her car hit the left side of the defendant. An ambulance attended at the scene of the…

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