ICBC Wins Appeal of $2.4 Million Income Loss Award

The Court of Appeal has re-defined the concept of indivisible injury in the assessment of civil damages ( Neufeldt v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2021 BCCA 327 ). The legal distinction between divisible and indivisible injuries is an important question of law in many personal injury cases. In this case review we will explain…

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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 – 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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Using Dash Cam Footage in a Personal Injury Case

Dash Cam Footage in Your Injury Claim In an ICBC injury case dash cam footage can be the best evidence. When the fault for an accident is in question, video footage makes the difference. The issue of liability can  largely be determined with strong evidence of video. Credibility and reliability are therefore very much ancillary…

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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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ICBC Minor Injury Tribunal Found to be Illegal

The Attorney General David Eby’s scheme to have ICBC injury claims decided by an appointed tribunal is unconstitutional, says Judge Hinkson. Specifically, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) does not have the power to (1) label ICBC claimants as having “minor injury”, nor do they have the power to (2) decide on liability and damages for…

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Adjourning ICBC Injury Trials During Coivd-19

ICBC injury claimants need to be prepared during the Pandemic to have their trial canceled or rebooked due to Covid-19 related issues. If this happens, a money advance can be requested from the judge. As a personal injury lawyer I have had an ICBC injury trial adjourn because the ICBC lawyer fell ill during Covid-19.…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Cyclist Injured by Opened Car Door (Dooring) – Who is at fault?

“Dooring” is a term used to describe when a driver or passenger opens a car door unsafely into the path of a cyclist.  Dooring can cause serious injuries to cyclists from concussions to broken bones.  This is especially true when a cyclist swerves out of the way or collides with the car door causing them…

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