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Psychological Injuries Can Net Big Dollars

If you’re hurt in a car accident, your physical injuries may heal fairly quickly. But the accident could also trigger long-lasting psychological injuries – for which you could be entitled to compensation.

Hurt In A Hit And Run? You And ICBC

If you’re the victim of a hit and run in B.C., you may be able to collect compensation from ICBC for your injuries or property damage. But getting that money isn’t automatic – you first have to try and find the identity of the at-fault driver/owner of the fleeing vehicle.

Video Surveillance Can Hurt Your Injury Claims

Did you know that if you’re hurt in a car crash, the defence (i.e., ICBC) may secretly film your activities after the accident to try and discredit you or reduce your claim? Car crashes often lead to whiplash and other types of soft tissue injuries to the neck and back. These types of injuries, and […]

Strange Injury Nets Large Payments

You probably do a lot of driving for work or pleasure. No doubt you try to be careful. But sometimes that’s not enough – through no fault of yours you may get hurt in a car accident. A recent case shows that if that happens, the courts will likely have your back.

Two Accidents, But Inseparable Injuries

Say you’re injured in a car accident that’s not your fault. Then, before you’re fully recovered, you suffer the misfortune of getting re-injured in another accident, where you’re also not to blame. Do you have to sue both defendants and have two trials – at double the cost?

When Does An Accident “CAUSE” An Injury?

Vancouver Injury Lawyer For a wrongdoer to be liable for negligence, the negligent act must have caused your injury. Sometimes that’s very clear. The defendant’s car rear-ends your vehicle and you suffer a neck injury as a result; it’s obvious that the defendant’s negligence caused your whiplash. Other times it’s less apparent. Often, there is […]

Maximum Money For “Pain and Suffering” From Accident

Personal Injury Lawyer Burnaby She was hit in three separate accidents. And – in probably the largest similar court award ever made in Canada – a Vancouver jury initially gave her over $12 million. Part of that was $6.5 million for “non-pecuniary compensation” (legal short-hand for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life). Too […]

Whiplash Court Awards Explained

If you’ve ever experienced whiplash – an injury to the muscle and soft tissues of your neck and back – you know how troublesome the injury can be. It’s even more difficult to assign a dollar value to the pain and suffering caused by whiplash. But if you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll generally […]

Car Crash? Compensation For Depression

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and it’s at least partly someone else’s fault, you’re probably entitled to get compensation from the other driver (who usually has some ICBC liability insurance coverage). The aim of such compensation is to put you in the same, but no better, position you would have been in […]

ICBC Can Discover Too Much Information

It’s an innocuous-looking form. But what damage it can potentially cause. The problem is ICBC’s “Authorization to Provide Medical Information.” If you’re injured in a car accident, ICBC routinely asks you to sign this form. It authorizes your doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist and others who’ve treated you to provide ICBC with copies of your medical records. […]

Hurt In a Car Crash While Working? WCB or ICBC Claims?

Say you, a delivery truck driver, were injured in a rear-end accident while working. You’re covered by WorkSafeBC, and the driver at fault in the accident has ICBC liability insurance. Should you look to WorkSafeBC for recovery, or are you better off seeking compensation from ICBC? That depends. But first, be aware that you may […]

Steps In a Personal Injury or ICBC Injury Claims Lawsuit

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’ll want to know about how a personal injury lawsuit proceeds. Here’s a brief primer. When you first see your lawyer, he or she will question you about all the relevant facts. Then your lawyer may start your lawsuit by filing a Notice of Civil Claim in […]

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