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ICBC Injury Caps Bad for Quality of Life in British Columbia

Talk to anyone affected by injury caps and they will tell you their quality of life has significantly decreased because they have no access to legal advice or recommendations for adequate care and treatment. When a person has been injured thru no fault of their own, our law has always allowed an innocent victim to be put back financially…

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Responding to Your Own Medical Expert- The New World of Responsive Reports

Out of the civil rule changes in 2010 blossomed a homegrown medicolegal report (MLR) writing industry, a boom for ICBC doctors.  The Rules created a class of  “responsive” reports and “supplementary” reports with deadlines for service and strict guidelines for content. It appears only well informed MLR industry members are likely to obtain the admissible…

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Define ICBC in British Columbia

ICBC stands for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. The Provincially created auto insurance company responsible for providing mandatory third party liability coverage. ICBC is the largest crown corporation measured by revenue. The ICBC Board consists of at least three directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Lieutenant Governor in Council must also designate a…

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Dr. Holness Brain Surgeon Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Renn O. Holness, has received the Canadian Neurosurgical Society’s (CNSS) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding career and significant contribution to Neurosurgery. Dr. Holness attained the Gold Medal in the 1968 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, obtaining  Honours in Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Holness has saved numerous car accident victims from the catastrophic results of…

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ICBC Adjuster Got Pleasure Causing Difficulty for Injury Claimant

The government of BC may be preparing to back ICBC in an appeal of a $350,000 award against ICBC for malicious prosecution. Transportation Minister Todd Stone indicated that ICBC may be considering an appeal. This is in a case where employees of ICBC were found to be getting enjoyment out of causing difficulty to innocent accident victims. When…

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ICBC Ordered to Pay $400,000 for False Fraud Accusations

ICBC’s conduct in this case was so high-handed, reprehensible and malicious that it offended the Court’s sense of decency. The conduct of ICBC was high on the scale of blameworthiness. The defendant ICBC is a public insurance company. As an insurance company it is expected to act in good faith. As a public company, its employees are also expected…

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Accessing Girlfriend’s ICBC Database Results in Suspension

The complainant before the Insurance Council of BC had been the girlfriend of the petitioner, who was employed as a general insurance salesperson. After a row in which the police where called the petitioner used his insurance licence to access the complainant’s personal ICBC information. There was a  complaint made to to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC,…

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Accessing Girlfriend's ICBC Database Results in Suspension

The complainant before the Insurance Council of BC had been the girlfriend of the petitioner, who was employed as a general insurance salesperson. After a row in which the police where called the petitioner used his insurance licence to access the complainant’s personal ICBC information. There was a  complaint made to to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC,…

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ICBC Claims Chart for Personal Injury

Seeking advice about the value of an ICBC claim? As a lawyer I am often asked whether there is list to go to find out how much a particular personal injury is worth. Essentially a list of body parts and corresponding compensation amounts for each area of the body. For example, $25,000 for whiplash to the…

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