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Offer to Settle with ICBC- Explaining Without Prejudice Negotiations

As a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 I have negotiated with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC,  for injury claimants on practically every type of car accident injury. One thing is common, genuine settlement negotiations are always “without prejudice”. What does without prejudice mean? This is the topic of today’s article.  Also watch my…

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Money Compensation for Stress After a Car Accident- Psychiatric Injury

A claimants’s emotional pain from learning about the death of a loved one in a car crash is typically insufficient to make the legal connection for compensation with ICBC. In this article I am addressing injury claims that friends and family members of car accident victims make against ICBC for emotional trauma. Also watch my short video about claiming…

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ICBC Personal Injury Settlements- A Compensation Summary

Before resolution, personal injury claims in British Columbia are usually filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Cases that are worth less than $25,000.00 should be filed in the Provincial Court. If a case is worth less than $100,000 the Fast Track Litigation rules will apply and legal costs will be limited by the…

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Car Accident Injury With no Impact- Making an ICBC Injury Claim

The truth is, personal injury claimants are permitted to pursue negligence claims despite the contact between vehicles. This also applies in British Columbia for accident benefits from ICBC, the Insurance corporation of British Columbia and a personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you about all the reporting requirements. Pedestrians are included in this principle and pedestrians…

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Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer Before Hiring- ICBC Car Accident Claims

As a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia since 1995 I have been interviewed countless times by car accident claimants  looking to choose the right lawyer. An injury claimant confessed to me recently that he needed legal help but did not know what questions to ask  before he hired a personal injury lawyer.  Today I want to address, from…

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ICBC Injury Lawyer- the Best Advocate for your Case

Injury in a car accident in British Columbia usually results in a personal injury case with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC. ICBC INJURY LAWYERS is a term often used and I define this to mean personal injury lawyers in British Columbia that represent injury claimants against an ICBC insured driver for injury loss…

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Personal Injury Awards can be Reduced by the Court

Can a personal injury award be reduced? The answer is yes, by the Court of Appeal when discussing a case filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. If you have gone through a trial and received a favourable award, ICBC or any other defendant, has 30 days to appeal this decision. You and your personal injury…

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$100,00 Award for Pain and Suffering in ICBC Case Despite Disc Disease

In this ICBC disc disease car accident case(Peso v. Hollaway,2012 BCSC 1763) the claimant was returning from Osoyoos when he stopped his vehicle on 104th Avenue, in Surrey and came across two other motorists in an altercation. He was about to provide assistance when a vehicle reversed and struck the claimant’s car. The claimant’s car only sustained $1,500 of damage. The Insurance…

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How Long do I have to File a Claim with ICBC?

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, has 30 days to pay weekly injury benefits so the sooner you make your ICBC personal injury claim after the car accident the better. An injury claimant is required to “promptly give ICBC notice of the accident” within 30 DAYS with a written report and 90 DAYS with an accident claim form.…

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How to Appeal an ICBC Decision- The Truth about the Review Process

Disputing an Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, decision after a car accident requires a basic understanding of administrative law as well has a thorough understanding of the civil rules of court- to start. Fear not non-lawyers,  I will to use plain language but can’t stress enough how important it is to get legal advice for…

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