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What if I’m the victim of a hit and run?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2010 in Articles, Articles - ICBC | 0 comments

What if I’m the victim of a hit and run?

You should obtain legal advice immediately in the case of a hit and run accident. You may have a hit and run claim for damages against ICBC under your own insurance policy or the policy of a member of your household, but you must strictly comply with the conditions of your insurance policy. These conditions were created in an effort to avoid fraudulent hit and run claims. For filing hit and run claims, you must make “all reasonable efforts” to ascertain the identity of the unknown driver and owner. A judge or jury is ultimately...

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What if I have an MVA while working?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2010 in Articles, Articles - Employment, Articles - ICBC | 0 comments

What if I have an MVA while working?

I was working at the time of my collision. ICBC claims that the driver who was at fault was also working at the time and that I therefore have no claim against ICBC. Is ICBC right? If the other driver was not a “worker” as defined by the Workers Compensation Act, you have may have to decide whether to make a WorkSafeBC claim or to claim damages against ICBC; however, ICBC may refuse to pay you disability benefits or fund your rehabilitation on the basis that you were a “worker. ” If both you and the other driver are...

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What are the steps of a personal injury lawsuit?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Articles, Articles - General | 0 comments

What are the steps of a personal injury lawsuit?

The current Supreme Court Rules came into effect in British Columbia on July 1, 2010. The following paragraphs set out a summary of the main steps in a personal injury lawsuit under these Rules. It is important to note that not all lawsuits proceed in the same fashion. This article is designed to provide a general overview and does not address all situations. 1. Information Gathering – the first step in any lawsuit is to gather the relevant information from documents, the accident site, witnesses, doctors, caregivers, family, friends,...

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