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Do I Have to See the Doctor the ICBC Chooses?

December 09, 2019

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Following a motor vehicle accident, you want to seek medical attention immediately, whether that’s through your primary care physician or the nearest emergency room. However, when it comes to collecting compensation for your injuries through ICBC, you will be required to see a doctor of their choice. Defence Medical Examinations are warranted when you apply … Continue reading Do I Have to See the Doctor the ICBC Chooses?

How Long Do You Have to Make an ICBC Claim?

December 06, 2019

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The Insurance Company of British Columbia, or ICBC, is the crown-operated corporation that insures all registered vehicles. It can cover claims from a fender bender to a serious, life-changing injury. While these claims can result in monetary compensation for your injuries, there is no guarantee that they will succeed. This especially true if you try … Continue reading How Long Do You Have to Make an ICBC Claim?

Can ICBC Record My Daily Activities to Undermine My Personal Injury Claim?

November 16, 2018

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This sounds like a plot from a television comedy series: A car accident victim sues the negligent driver for damages. The victim said he suffered terr

Can You Prove a Car Accident Caused You to Lose Your Business?

November 09, 2018

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The effects of a car accident can play out over a period of several years. In many cases, a victim’s injuries will degrade his or her ability to earn

Loss of Past and Future Income: What Do B.C. Judges Look For?

November 02, 2018

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An auto accident can significantly harm your long-term employment prospects. Whether you are currently employed or looking for work when your accident

Case Study: B.C. Court Reverses Award for Loss of Earning Capacity

October 13, 2018

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When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your first thoughts go to seeking medical treatment. But shortly thereafter, you may realize that yo

Do I Need Expert Testimony to Prove I Suffered Emotional Injuries in a Car Accident?

October 06, 2018

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A motor vehicle accident can leave you with permanent physical, mental, and emotional injuries. This can affect every aspect of your daily life going

Damages in British Columbia Tort Claims: What You Need to Know

September 28, 2018

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When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia, he or she may have as many as three types of ICBC claims. One of those is a

Case Study: Failing to Yield at an Intersection Proves Costly for Burnaby Driver

September 23, 2018

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Many, if not most, motor vehicle accidents are the result of simple carelessness. Drivers must always pay attention to traffic and other road conditio

Is a Distracted Driver Always Responsible for a Car Accident?

September 16, 2018

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Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in B.C. In many respects, drivers distracted by their phones and other electronic devices pose an

Proving a Car Accident Actually Caused the Victim’s Injuries

September 09, 2018

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When dealing with the legal aftermath of car accident, you cannot assume that a B.C. judge will conclude that your claimed injuries were the direct re

Can I Seek Damages for PTSD Following a Car Accident?

September 02, 2018

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After a motor vehicle accident, our immediate focus tends to be on treating any physical injuries. But accidents are also a serious form of trauma, on

How Do B.C. Courts Assess Damages for Chronic Pain Victims?

August 15, 2018

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Not all car accident injuries heal with time. Many B.C. residents find themselves dealing with chronic pain for years following an accident. Chronic p

How Can a Negligent Defendant Shift Blame to Me for a Car Accident?

August 14, 2018

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In any auto accident case, the defence may invoke two legal principles designed to shift blame away from their own negligence and towards the plaintif

How can a Car Accident Affect My Ability to Earn a Living?

August 14, 2018

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A car accident lasts just a few seconds, but it can have a lifelong impact on your physical and mental health. In many cases, an accident will lead to

Is a Commercial Trucking Accident Always the Fault of the Tractor-Trailer Driver?

July 04, 2018

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In many cases, a commercial truck accident is the fault of someone associated with the larger vehicle, such as the driver or owner of the tractor-trai

What Happens If ICBC Accuses Me of Filing a False Insurance Claim?

July 04, 2018

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Dealing with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is never as easy as you might hope. Although the crown corporation is supposed to pa

How Do Previous Accidents Factor Into My Personal Injury Claim?

July 04, 2018

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In assessing damages following a car accident, a British Columbia judge will carefully scrutinize the victim’s pre-accident medical condition, includi

Ten Mistakes People Make With ICBC Claims

June 14, 2018

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Each year, British Columbia’s compulsory auto insurer, ICBC, processes around 900,000 insurance claims. In 2016, the average settlement for minor in

Am I Entitled to Compensation for the Risk of Future Surgery Following a Car Accident?

May 10, 2018

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The effects of a car accident can stay with a victim for the rest of his or her life. Naturally, that includes

What You Need to Know Before You Contact ICBC

May 01, 2018

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Car accidents occur every day in British Columbia. Many result in little more than minor property damage that is easily

How Not Seeking Medical Treatment After a Car Accident Can Cost You in Court

March 30, 2018

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. For most British Columbians, being involved in an automobile accident is a thankfully rare occurrence. And being injured

From the plaintiff’s perspective, what happens throughout a slip and fall claims process?

March 08, 2018

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. In a slip and fall case, everyone has a job to do. Your job is to try and recover from your injuries and return to your

Preszler Law on CTV Morning Live – Slip and Fall Accidents

March 08, 2018

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This time of year, we often see icy roads and sidewalks and as a homeowner, it is important to know what your responsibilities are to keep your proper

Can I Still Make an ICBC Injury Claim if the Other Driver Does Not Have Insurance?

March 08, 2018

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British Columbia law requires that every driver in the province carry auto insurance provided by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Five Common Winter Sports Injuries in British Columbia

March 08, 2018

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Winter provides a great opportunity across Canada to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hockey, and other winter

Five Benefits of Hiring an ICBC Lawyer

March 08, 2018

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Last updated Oct. 18, 2018. When is it a good idea for you to hire an ICBC lawyer to assist you with your ICBC claim? Maybe you were involved in a

British Columbia Slip and Fall Basics

March 08, 2018

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According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, falls are the number one cause of injuries leading to hospitalization in Canada.