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Can social media hurt my insurance claim?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2010 in Articles, Articles - General | 0 comments

Can social media hurt my insurance claim?

In recent times, social media websites like “Facebook”, “Blogger”, and “Myspace” and “Twitter” have become an excellent source for insurance companies to investigate claimants. When you post something on these social media websites, the world can look at what you have posted. For example, you may mention, on a social media site that you went on a trip, hiked a mountain, went on a skiing trip, enjoyed socializing with your friends, etc. In so doing, the insurer will likely find out this information and use it against you. Imagine if the...

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When should I settle my ICBC claim?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2010 in Articles, Articles - ICBC | 0 comments

When should I settle my ICBC claim?

The question of when to settle your ICBC claim is one of the biggest decision you will make. There is no easy answer and will depend largely on the facts involved in your ICBC claim. ICBC will often attempt to settle your claim very soon after the accident. It is to ICBC’s benefit to close files early and save administrative costs. Also, the earlier you settle the ICBC claim, the less ICBC generally pays. Once you settle your claim you will not be entitled to any further compensation from ICBC. This is because, as part of your settlement,...

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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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