July 29, 2019

Jeffrey J. Nieuwenburg

Revisions to ICBC Part 7 Accident Benefits – What They Mean for You

On April 1, 2019, many changes came into effect which alter how ICBC treats no-fault benefit claims (sometimes known as Part 7 claims). Among the most significant changes are increases to the wage loss, homemaker, and death benefit amounts available. Previously, the government increased coverage from $150,000 to $300,000 for…

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July 24, 2019

Matthew Van Nostrand

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?

Summer has finally reached our beautiful province. However, with summer weather, bicycle accidents are at their peak. ICBC estimates that 740 cyclists are injured in car crashes from June to September every year.  Last year, cyclist Anthony Floyd was involved in a collision when a driver pulled into a cycling…

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January 8, 2019

Matthew Van Nostrand

Left Turn Accidents. What to Do if You’ve been Hit While Turning Left at an Intersection?

Left Turn Accidents. What to Do if You’ve been Hit While Turning Left at an Intersection?

You’ve been hit by a car while turning left at an intersection and ICBC has told you it’s your fault – what can you do? First of all, ICBC’s determination of fault is not the final word. Ultimately, it’s up to a judge to decide. But practically speaking, if ICBC…

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March 10, 2017

Murphy Battista

ICBC Part 7 benefits Q+A video

If you’ve been injured in a car accident (or any motor vehicle accident) in BC you may have heard people talk about ICBC Part 7 (no-fault) benefits. Sometimes they are called ICBC no-fault benefits, ICBC accident benefits and sometimes just “Part 7 benefits.” What they are, and how they work…

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June 23, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

What you Should Know about Litigation Financing

The process of litigating a personal injury claim can be an incredibly stressful experience. The physical consequences of an accident can disrupt your social life, create conflict with your work and family responsibilities, and can have a dramatic effect on your mood. Further, to attempt to litigate a personal injury claim…

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May 24, 2013

Murphy Battista

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

Murphy Battista

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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