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February 2020

ICBC No Fault Insurance = WCB/Worksafe for Car Accidents

The recent announcement by the NDP of a complete overhaul of ICBC into no fault insurance is not fully understood by most British Columbians. In fact, the NDP has completely duped the public into believing that this is a good thing. Only ICBC and the NDP will benefit from no fault insurance. One of the…

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Medical Malpractice Claim Not Too Complex for a Jury

Howe v. Hwang 2018 BCSC 90 involved a medical malpractice claim where the injured claimant alleged that not only the wrong surgery was performed on her by the defendant doctor, but that the wrong surgery was done incorrectly resulting in life threatening complications and additional surgeries to save her life. The parties agreed on quantum…

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The ICBC Fraud of No-Fault Insurance- Blame the Innocent

No-Fault auto insurance means ICBC will profit by letting guilty drivers get away with killing and maiming the innocent. The history of no-fault auto insurance in other jurisdictions shows a callous disregard for human life. Profit over quality of life. If you are a bad driver and cause of your own disability and the disability…

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$110,000 Pain and Suffering Award for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Chronic Pain

In this car accident case (Winick v. Goddard 2020 BCSC 4), the 27 year-old female injured claimant was involved in 3 collisions. In the 1st car accident, the injured claimant sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back with pain radiating into her hip and legs that were aggravated by the 2nd car accident…

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ICBC’s Flagrant Ignorance of Trial Orders Criticized as Deserving of Sanction and Rebuke

As was reported in a recent blog post, ICBC in 2019 rolled out its new policy of withdrawing settlement offers and replacing them with unreasonably low settlement offers. The result has been two-fold. First, ICBC is now dragging out claims for as long as possible in hopes that an injured claimant will give up and…

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