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Difference Between CPP Disability and Long-Term Disability

Can I collect CPP disability and long-term disability? Long-term disability and CPP disability can be confusing for many claimants. Most people aren’t sure if they are entitled to both benefits and how much they can collect for each. This article will break down CPP disability and LTD benefits for you. …
Gertsoyg & Company - Stop ICBC's Plans To Cut Your Compensation

Stop ICBC’s Plans To Cut Your Compensation

ICBC is attempting to cut your compensation by putting a small arbitrary cap on your pain and suffering. Your insurance premiums may stay the same, but your recovery will be reduced by more than 80%. Would you buy fire insurance, if it only paid 20% of your losses? Likewise, why would agree to buy car insurance that only pays you 20% of your losses for all the pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, caused by a distracted or impaired driver? But ICBC wants to make you. …
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Distracted Driving Kills

Distracted Driving Kills is an initiative to create awareness about today’s disturbingly dangerous reality on BC’s roads. We want to promote the prevention of it, and provide a forum to share stories about the devastating impacts distracted driving is causing across our province. …

Mild Brain Injury Can Have Major Consequences

David, 19, was broad-sided by another vehicle which drove through a red light. He struck the left side of his head against the windshield and his knee against the dash, suffering a mild whiplash, cuts and bruising about the left side of his face and a badly bruised ear drum, in addition to a cut and bruised knee. While he didn’t lose consciousness, he probably suffered a concussion in which his awareness was altered. He was treated in the emergency room and released later that night. …
How Can You Get Compensation for Lost Income After an Injury

How Can You Get Compensation for Lost Income After an Injury

When an individual is injured and unable to work, they experience what is called a loss of income. This can be difficult to deal with, especially if you don’t know how to go about getting compensation for lost income after an injury. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may …

Judge vs. Jury: Decisions Differ in Injury Cases

In general, people have the right to a jury trial in personal injury cases. Jury decisions often differ from how a judge would have decided. Take James S’s case. He suffered a whiplash type of injury in a car accident. He was off work for four weeks, attended a pain clinic, and 2½ years after the accident, had surgery to relieve pressure from a resulting “thoracic outlet syndrome.” He was left with a permanent partial disability, caused by headaches and back and shoulder pain. …

When Does An Accident “CAUSE” An Injury?

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 more than one potential cause of the injury. …

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 Supreme Court. Personal injury claims must usually be started within two years of the accident. …

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