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Is My ICBC Claim Capped 2019?

British Columbia now has a cap for minor injuries sustained in car accidents after April 1, 2019. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident some of your ICBC compensation might be capped or reduced if you have private insurance. There is no injury cap for car accidents before April 1, 2019. How Much My…

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ICBC Settlements and Collective Agreements

An employers’ duty to accommodate can impact the amount of ICBC injury claim settlement. In this case review, a car accident injury was claimed to have been settled on the mistaken understanding that the employer was willing to accommodate the injury. About a month before the trial of the car accident claims, the claimant sent…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Hiring Tips

The key to healthy lawyer-client relations is trust. Trust builds the confidence needed to make the best decisions in the case. It is therefore important to ask the lawyer whether they work for ICBC or any other insurance company. Ensure the lawyer’s loyalty is undivided. Start your Search Here Auto injury claims are treated differently…

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No Witness Adverse Inference in ICBC Trial

Blaming innocent victims for not calling expert witnesses sounds unfair. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia defends guilty drivers. The guilty drivers blame claimants for not paying doctors to testify at trial. Then they ask the court to draw an adverse inference. The current government changed the expert rules to help the state run auto…

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Automated Truck Fleets Change the Rules

Long-haul drivers have special licencing and restrictions on road time. However autonomous trucks are driverless and eliminate the need for human occupant training or time restrictions. Highway safety will therefore change given that 1 in 5 road fatalities involve large commercial vehicles. Daimler Trucks announced on May 28, 2019 it plans to have highly automated…

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Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Frequency of Falling Injuries Slip and falls account for 32% of all reported emergency room visits in Canada. This, according to Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Slip and fall lawyers, the most common type of falls resulting in injury were slipping, tripping and stumbling. Hip fracture was the most common injury, responsible for almost…

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How Much ICBC Payouts are Worth

ICBC Injury Caps ICBC settlement payouts after April 1, 2019 have changed. Compensation for pain and suffering is limited to $5,500 for cases of minor injury. Learn right away whether ICBC will label you as a minor injury. The $5,500 cap does not apply to wage loss or case expenses. There are however other payout…

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Autonomous Vehicles and ICBC

The future of autonomous vehicles is becoming a real, even for ICBC. General Motors announced on May 8, 2019 plans to create a test track for autonomous vehicles in Ontario. This means the loss of 2,300 jobs. However, the autonomous vehicle facility will employ 300 skilled workers in Ontario. GM Canada president and managing director…

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