May 28, 2019

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Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

At Murphy Battista LLP it’s our job to constantly stay abreast of the intricacies of ICBC’s various insurance products and policies. Our depth of knowledge in this field means that we have an understanding of auto insurance that can benefit individuals prior to them actually being involved in an accident.…

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You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

As we escape the throes of winter, not only do we welcome warmer sunny weather but so do the nation’s cyclists. However, with beautiful weather, bicycle accidents are at their peak. ICBC estimates that 160 cyclists are injured every month from May to October. Recently, cyclist Anthony Floyd was involved…

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February 16, 2016

Keri Grenier

Keri Grenier

ICBC Anti-fraud Campaign

This month’s INJURYwise column provides some commentary on ICBC’s recent anti-fraud campaign. At first I thought it was just a simple news article on the top 6 fraud files handled by ICBC in 2015, but then I heard the radio ads. They call it the “ICBC Hall of Shame.” Just…

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July 24, 2015

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Murphy Battista

Law Talk: A Common Sense Approach to ICBC Part 7 Benefits with Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay’s recent seminar on ICBC Part 7 Benefits provides a straightforward review of the benefits you are entitled to if you have been in a car accident whether or not you are at fault for causing the accident. The availability of the benefits, even if you are partially responsible…

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May 7, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

The Law Show Episode 25: Insurance Fraud and Digital Surveillance

In a recent episode of AM 650’s “The Law Show,” Stephen Gibson and I spent some time discussing fraudulent claims as well as some of the surveillance techniques that ICBC and private insurers use in personal injury litigation. Because these issues are relevant to the general public as well as…

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August 18, 2014

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

You have the right insurance, but do you have enough of it?

The Mount Polley mining disaster of August 4, 2014, shows that even sophisticated businesses fail to purchase enough insurance.  In that case, the dam holding the tailings pond broke, sending 10 million cubic metres of debris into nearby lakes and streams.  The cleanup costs are expected to reach into the…

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December 17, 2013

Jeffrey J. Nieuwenburg

Jeffrey J. Nieuwenburg

Do I need a lawyer? ICBC’s ad campaign…what they don’t tell you.

You may have seen the new ICBC ads in a local paper, at a bus stop or online. ICBC’s new ad campaign suggests that those injured in vehicle accidents should make informed decisions about how to handle an ICBC claim. The ads encourage people to understand their rights. We couldn’t…

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September 13, 2013

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AM 650’s “The Law Show” Episode 6: Complex Claims, UMP and Options for Young or Incapacitated Clients

Joe Murphy, Q.C. and Joe Battista, Q.C. discuss personal injury law on AM 650’s The Law Show Click to view the “The Law Show,” Episode 6 In Episode 6, Joe Murphy, Q.C. and Joe Battista, Q.C., discuss their extensive personal injury law experience and the firm’s focus on complex…

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May 24, 2013

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Making a Statement to ICBC: What you should know about reporting accidents

Always seek legal advice prior to making a statement to ICBC. Failure to do so will put your legal position at a significant disadvantage, and may require difficult corrective measures. When interacting with ICBC it is important to understand how ICBC as an insurance company works. You should know that…

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April 10, 2013

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Infant Insurance Claims – Deadlines for accident benefits are shorter than limitation periods on claims for damages where children are concerned

When pursuing an insurance claim, it is important to stay aware of any deadlines that could seriously hamper your ability to receive fair compensation. At times, these deadlines can be difficult for an injured party to navigate. This is particularly true in cases where a child has been injured in…

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