ICBC Settlements

What is My ICBC Claim Worth – Assessing the Value of a Claim for Settlement

Quick Answer: “A Case Settles for what it is Worth” As a young lawyer I was told by my mentor Thomas O. Griffiths a case settles for what is it worth and was quickly put to work researching caselaw. I … Continue reading

Personal Injury Settlement Includes Medical Booking Fee

This personal injury case settled for $75,000 plus costs and disbursements recognizing the claimant’s loss of quality of life. The remaining dispute however was over the  Claimants costs for hiring a booking agent to find a medical expert (Ross v. … Continue reading

Settlement Offer of $450,000 Should have Been Accepted

Personal injury lawyers are often faced with advising clients about offers of settlement. This, claimant gets awarded less than settlement offer case(Brewster v. Li,2014 BCSC 463) illustrates the modern approach BC Courts are taking to pre-trial offers of settlement. If … Continue reading

ICBC Settlement Offer Deprives Claimant of Trial Costs

A $222,000 offer to settle a car accident injury claim was rejected and after a ten day trial a jury awarded $53,000. In light of the juries award the claimant was denied the costs of preparation and attendance at trial (Wafler v. … Continue reading

ICBC Injury Adjuster Suggests Concocted Complaints But Claimant Beats Offer to Settle

The evidence of an Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, adjuster in this car accident personal injury case was rejected by the Supreme Court after she suggested the claimant had concocted her complaints of hand pain and associated numbness.(Kovac v. Moscone,2014 … Continue reading

2015 Settlement Negotiations for the Personal Injury Lawyer

Being ahead of the curve when it comes to anticipating changing interests on the other side of an injury claim can lead to profound improvements in your negotiating as a lawyer. Potential personal injury clients are also well aware of … Continue reading

$700,000 Settlement Offer Rejected- Jury Awards $65,920.00 to Pedestrian

In many personal injury cases offers to settle are made before going to trial to avoid the cost and risk. These offers are referred to as “without prejudice offers of settlement”. In this tragic pedestrian crosswalk case(Paskall v. Scheithauer,) The … Continue reading

$300,000 Personal Injury Settlement Offer Rejected- $250,000 repayment Ordered

This personal injury claimant suffered soft tissue injuries in a car accident which developed into pain disorder. The issue at trial was the assessment of damages, and the first jury awarded her $528,000.00. This amount was overturned on appeal creating a … Continue reading

ICBC Injury Claimant to Pay Double Costs after Rejecting $275,000.00 Offer to Settle

The personal injury award following a 25 day trial in this ICBC gets double costs case(Minhas v. Sartor,2014 BCSC 47) was $76,653.00, much less than the $3 million sought by the claimant and the $275,000 offered by ICBC before trial. … Continue reading

ICBC Injury Settlement- Explaining Costs and Disbursements

In this bus accident injury settlement, (Zhang v. Heikkila,2013 BCSC 2275) following the examinations for discovery and after three medical reports had been obtained the matter settled for $11,000.00 plus costs and disbursements. ICBC refused however to pay the cost … Continue reading