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Spring Tips for Safe Cycling

Safe cycling tips. As the temperature rises and the flowers start to blossom, more cyclists start taking the streets in the springtime. Unfortunately, this rise of warm-weather traffic also comes with a rise in bicycle accidents and ICBC bicycle accident claims. With the rise of joggers, cyclists, and cars on the road, it’s important for everyone to be extra cautious and practice safe road safety to avoid collisions. When [...]

What You Need To Know About ICBC’s New No-Fault Insurance

In response to continual financial losses at ICBC, huge changes are underway for BC auto insurance with a new no-fault system that will come into place on May 1, 2021. This insurance model means that ICBC will pay money to you directly instead of you needing to engage in a lawsuit after an accident to win damages. This new system will bring about a big shift to B.C. motorists. [...]

Reasons Your ICBC Claim Might Be Denied After an Accident

If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision in British Colombia, you know your next step should be to file a personal injury claim with ICBC. But what happens if your ICBC claim is denied? Here are some reasons ICBC might deny your claim: Missed deadlines, failure to complete or improper completion of forms You are required to provide ICBC with written notice of your accident within 30 [...]

Filing a Lawsuit After a Slip and Fall on Government Property

If you slipped and fell on government property in British Columbia, you may have recourse under the Occupiers’ Liability Act (OLA). Under the Act, occupiers of a property have a responsibility to keep it safe for all those legally enter, whether it be a building, the surrounding grounds or even a plot of land. In the Act, an “occupier” may refer to: a) the owner of the property b) [...]

How Can Surgery Affect an Injury Settlement?

After a car accident, injury victims often require surgical procedures to improve their health and quality of life. If you were injured in an accident and you are scheduled for surgery, you might be wondering how the procedure may affect your injury settlement. Types of injuries that require surgery The types of injuries that usually require surgery include the following: Fractures and broken bones The severity of a bone [...]

Autonomous vehicles and ICBC

The future is here, and autonomous vehicles are no longer a figment of the imagination. Some car companies have already manufactured self-driving vehicles while others are investing heavily in research and development of autonomous vehicle technology. Autonomous vehicles and the law in British Columbia You may be excited about the idea of a self-driving car, but if you are living in British Columbia, you should know that the laws [...]

What to do After a Car Crash Involving a Wild Animal

According to statistics released by the ICBC, on average, about 11,000 accidents involving animals occur each year in BC. While animal-related accidents in the Metro Vancouver area account for only a small fraction of that number, there is still the risk that you might hit a wild animal while driving in Surrey. How to avoid collisions with wildlife Here's what you can do to reduce the likelihood of an [...]

Compensation You Can Claim After a Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident in British Columbia, you may be entitled to compensation. The benefits you can claim vary depending on the circumstances of your accident. No-Fault Benefits Claim You can file a no-fault benefits claim (also known as a Part 7 benefits claim) no matter who caused your accident. No-fault benefits will cover up to $300,000 in medical and rehabilitative expenses as well as [...]

How to Handle a Cross-Border Auto Accident Claim

Every year thousands of Canadians drive across borders to visit the United States of America for varying reasons. Unfortunately, some of these trips result in accidents on American soil. If you are a Canadian resident living in BC and you were injured in a car accident in the USA, there is good news. You may be entitled to no-fault benefits from the ICBC. That means regardless of who was [...]

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