The Harsh Reality of the ICBC Disbursement Limit – NDP Provides ICBC with No Limitations in Defending Against Claims

In previous blog articles on the ICBC 6% disbursement cap, we discussed this new law that the NDP quietly passed with the sole purpose of saving ICBC money by prejudicing against an injured claimant’s ability to present his/her case.  This new law limits the amount of disbursements recoverable from ICBC to 6% of the total…

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2021 Pain and Suffering Awards for a Broken Leg

Damages for pain and suffering, which are known as non-pecuniary damages, are intended to compensate an injured claimant for pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of amenities. In deciding the amount of pain and suffering to award to an injured claimant, the court will take into account several factors.  These factors include…

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Does ICBC Have to Pay My Disbursements?

Disbursements are legal expenses.  Some examples of disbursements include the cost of ordering medical records, hiring a medical expert to provide an expert opinion, court filing fees, photocopies, faxes, etc.  Most personal injury lawyers will pay for all disbursements on behalf of their clients until the end of the claim.  Until recently, ICBC was responsible…

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What are the different types of ICBC Claims available to me?

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, how…

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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 ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Liable for Window Washer’s Brain Injury Caused by a Reversing Car

In Geddert v. Stokes 2021 BCSC 656, the injured claimant, a window washer, was injured when his ladder was struck by a reversing car.  At the time, he was washing the outside windows above a garage door at a condominium development. The trial judge dismissed ICBC’s arguments that others were liable for the accident finding…

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Vancouver Assault Lawyer – $226,000.00 Awarded to Security Guard Assaulted by Private School Teacher

In previous blog posts, we discussed recent cases where damages were awarded for assault injuries. In Thomson v. Fraser 2021 BCSC 541, the injured claimant was a 21 year-old security guard at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.  The defendant was a private school teacher at the prestigious Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island.  Before the…

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ICBC Settlements 2021 for Personal Injury

How much ICBC pays for injury claims will plummet after May, 2021. Most will not have lawyers. ICBC settlements in 2021 will be unlike any other year in our history. Car accident injury claimants after May 1, 2021 will no longer be given compensation for loss of enjoyment of life. Let’s explain ICBC settlements for…

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