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October 2011

ICBC Can Appear For Uninsured and Breached Drivers in Same Personal Injury Lawsuit

  The Statutory powers of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, are concurrent with an obligation that it  pay innocent injury claimants if they are injured by uninjured drivers or driver’s that breach their insurance, such as drinking and driving in a car crash. In this uninsured ICBC personal injury case (Shapiro v. Dailey, 2011…

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ICBC Loses Appeal of Hit and Run Personal Injury Case

ICBC lawyer’s assertion that there is an expanded test of reasonableness was rejected by the Court of Appeal in this successful Hit and Run injury claim case(Nicholls v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2011 BCCA 422). Read my review of the original ICBC hit and run case.  The injury claimant started a personal injury lawsuit  for injuries…

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Personal Injury Case Lost as Motorcycle Driver found to be Drunk and on the Wrong side of Road

In this tragic motorcycle injury case (Hale v. MacEwen,2011 BCSC 1404) the injury claimant was found to be totally at fault for his significant physical injuries. This lawsuit arose from a collision between a motorcycle  and a cube van which occurred in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.  The injury claimant and his passenger  suffered personal injuries as a result…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Don’t Have to Agree to second ICBC Exam in Car Accident Claim

In this ICBC car accident medical exam denied case (De Sousa v. Bradaric, 2011 BCSC 1400) ICBC was refused an order requiring the injury claimant to attend a second medical examination. The court reaffirmed the circumstances under which a second medical examination may be ordered.  These considerations were paraphrased in an injury case from  a car accident…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Don't Have to Agree to second ICBC Exam in Car Accident Claim

In this ICBC car accident medical exam denied case (De Sousa v. Bradaric, 2011 BCSC 1400) ICBC was refused an order requiring the injury claimant to attend a second medical examination. The court reaffirmed the circumstances under which a second medical examination may be ordered.  These considerations were paraphrased in an injury case from  a car accident…

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Car Accident Claimant Entitled to Bring Claim in Supreme Court Against ICBC’s Wishes

In this car and bicycle injury ICBC case (Kooner v. Singh, 2011 BCSC 1384) the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia wanted the injury claimant to have their personal injury case heard in Small Claims Court.   The lawsuit involved a personal injury that occurred at or near the intersection of 96th Avenue and 128th Street in Surrey,…

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Car Accident Claimant Entitled to Bring Claim in Supreme Court Against ICBC's Wishes

In this car and bicycle injury ICBC case (Kooner v. Singh, 2011 BCSC 1384) the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia wanted the injury claimant to have their personal injury case heard in Small Claims Court.   The lawsuit involved a personal injury that occurred at or near the intersection of 96th Avenue and 128th Street in Surrey,…

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ICBC Injury Claimant Required to Attend Second Medical Examination as Doctor Retires

  This ICBC medical examination case (Assalone v. Le,2011 BCSC 1348)arises as a result of injuries the claimant suffered in a two car accidents filed in Vancouver and fault was admitted. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia sought an order that the injury claimant attend an ICBC medical examination  to be conducted by Dr. Andrew Hepburn. ICBC had already sent the claimant…

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Call a Car Accident Lawyer Before ICBC Dial-a-Claim

I have provided legal assistance to injury claimants since 1992 and I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995. When you are involved in a car crash involving  an ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) claim it is best to have a legal advocate that does not work for ICBC before you call…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Refused Costs due to Abuse of the Court’s Processes in ICBC Claim

In this ICBC injury confidential documents case ( Jampolsky v. Shattler, 2011 BCSC 1327) the injury claimant’s lawyer sought a declaration that  various individuals engaged by, or in the employ of, ICBC, as well as ICBC, were in contempt of court.  Those persons included the personal injury lawyer  appointed by ICBC, an associate lawyer, the commissioner who took…

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