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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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Can you make a claim against ICBC to recover Vacation Days used for your injuries?

*written by Vic Maan, associate at Holness and Small Law Group If you are unable to work because of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident, there are various options available to pursue to replace lost income.  This includes applying to receive sick pay or Employment Insurance (EI) for sickness benefits.  If there is disability…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Accelerated Depreciation – Is Your Vehicle Worth Less Because of a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If your vehicle has been damaged and the cost of repairs is more than $2,000.00 as a result of a motor vehicle accident, then if you choose to sell this vehicle you must declare the accident to the prospective buyer.  A damaged/repaired vehicle is considered less valuable with a lower resale value. If your vehicle…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – New ICBC No Fault Insurance Explained – What is No Fault?

The NDP have quietly passed a new law that will dramatically change ICBC and the rights of the injured.  The new change to ICBC is No Fault Insurance.  The NDP and ICBC are doing their best not to call it No Fault Insurance and instead are labeling it “Enhanced Care Coverage” in a likely effort…

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NDP No-Fault Auto Insurance will Increase Injury and Death

The NDP no fault auto insurance will become law to benefit auto monopoly ICBC in May, 2021. However, people in British Columbia have not been told of the potential for these changes to result in more injuries and death on our roads. As the personal responsibility of guilty driver is eliminated, so to will the…

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No ICBC Driver Discounts During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite $300 million in ICBC savings and a reduction in claims by 37% between April and June, 2020 ICBC is refusing to pay back drivers. It appears ICBC and the NDP are playing politics by waiting to election time to pass the saving onto BC drivers. In fact, ICBC continue to charge high insurance rates…

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ICBC Minor Injury Civil Resolution Tribunal Decision Favours ICBC

Civil Resolution Tribunal, CRT, has made it’s first ICBC minor injury decision arising out of a car accident injury claim. The claimant settled with ICBC for for $6,890 but later found out he had a disc bulge. ( first CRT ICBC Minor Injury Decision) However, ICBC was allowed to settle the case before the disc…

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Enhanced Care ICBC Style: Losing Your Right to Sue

ICBC Enhanced Care 2021, celebrated by NDP government, received Royal Assent Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Auto injury victims need to prepare for the worst. Our Attorney General David Eby has coined ICBC no fault auto insurance as “ICBC Enhanced Care”. The Enhanced Care at ICBC will mean the elimination of compensation for pain and suffering.…

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Rear end Car Accident Pain and Suffering Compensation

Average ICBC Rear Ender Payouts from the Supreme Court Getting hit from behind while stopped in traffic is a common occurrence, usually referred to as a rear-end accident. As a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia since 1995, I can say there have likely been more rear end car accident cases forced into court in…

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