What Types of ICBC Claims Are Available to You?

What Types of ICBC Claims Are Available to You?   If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be overwhelmed with not only your own injuries and rehabilitation, but also with figuring out how to deal with ICBC.  You are likely wondering what types of claims you can make against ICBC,…

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Another Trial Win Against ICBC for Holness and Small

On May 27, 2021 the Supreme Court awarded our client more than double the amount ICBC offered for compensation for car accident injuries after a short four day trial. In awarding $90,000 for her pain and suffering the judge took into account the plaintiff’s age; the nature of the injury; the severity and duration of…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Pain and Suffering Award Takes into Consideration Changes to Family Planning due to Chronic Pain

Damages for pain and suffering, also known as non-pecuniary damages, compensates an injured claimant for the injuries suffered in the motor vehicle accident and the impact those injuries have had on his/her enjoyment of life.  Trial judges will consider the following factors when deciding the amount to award to an injured claimant for pain and…

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Vancouver Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Claim Against Doctor Dismissed for Failure to Prove Informed Consent

As discussed in other blog posts, a patient must be fully informed by his/her doctor of the following before undergoing a medical procedure: The nature of the treatment, its gravity, and any associated risks that would want to be known by a reasonable patient; The frequency or statistical chance of a material or special risk…

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Jacqueline Small Interviewed (again) by Canadian Lawyer Magazine on ICBC Reprehensible Conduct

Several times in the last year, Jacqueline Small of our firm has been interviewed by Canadian Lawyer on current trends and trial decisions that impact the area of injury law in British Columbia.  We are proud to stay ahead of the curve and to remain up to date on the law.  We believe this is…

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$2 Million Award for Severe Injuries Caused by Boating Accident

In Henderson v. Gettle 2021 BCSC 84, the injured claimant suffered severe injuries in a 2015 boating accident.  At the time, he was visiting his family in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia.  On the evening of the accident, the injured claimant, his father and stepmother set out in his father’s 17-foot powerboat to meet other family…

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ICBC Sued for Defamation for giving Misleading Information to an Injured Claimant’s Employer

When investigating an ICBC injury claim, ICBC will often attempt to interview and speak to various witnesses who may have information about the injured claimant and his/her claim.  Part of this investigation often includes contacting the injured claimant’s friends, family, co-workers and employers.  If the witnesses do not voluntarily agree to speak to ICBC or…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Criticized by Trial Judge for Forcing Injured Claimant to Trial with Weak/No Defence

ICBC is a crown corporation.  A crown corporation is a public sector organization established and funded by our own elected provincial government.  ICBC was created to provide universal compulsory automobile insurance to British Columbian drivers.  As “compulsory” automobile insurance, ICBC has a monopoly over the entire province. There is simply no competition or choice.  If…

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Eby and the NDP Try to “Rewrite” the Law to Avoid Responsibility in 900 Million Dollar Class Action Case

Since the NDP have been in power, the party has completely restructured ICBC to suit the government’s needs and to save this crown corporation money.  Instead of focusing on restructuring and fixing the severe mismanagement of ICBC to protect injured claimants, British Columbians have been the target with their rights being stripped away with the…

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