Original Published: May 14, 2014 When you are injured in a car accident and claim damages from ICBC, you are under an obligation to “mitigate” your damages, that is, to take reasonable steps to minimize your loss. In the recent case of Maltese v. Pratap, 2014 BCSC 18, several medical professionals recommended that the plaintiff … Continued
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According to ICBC statistics an average of 34,000 hit-and-run incidents occur in the lower mainland each year, 2,100 of which result in injury. In British Columbia hit-and-run victims are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in compensation from ICBC for damages and injuries. Section 24 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act provides a statutory right of action, … Continued
Unpaid traffic tickets received in Washington State can lead to criminal charges, fine, imprisonment and the loss of your nexus card. If you live in British Columbia and have unpaid traffic tickets from Washington, you could face criminal charges, fine and imprisonment, and the loss of your Nexus card if you are caught driving south … Continued
So you’ve been in an accident, now what? 6 things you should do on the scene Motor vehicle accidents are traumatic, even minor ones. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is important to know how to deal with the situation. To help prepare you for dealing with an accident, we … Continued
We’ve all seen it, and certainly at DBM we’ve heard similar stories from clients: an erratic driver clearly unsure of where they’re going, changing lanes, making unsafe turns, cutting across lanes and creating dangerous driving situations We’ve all thought, “That person is going to cause an accident. And it’ll be their fault.” But what if … Continued
Being in a car accident, even a minor one, can be a traumatic experience. It is important to keep your cool while taking actions to protect yourself in possible future insurance or legal investigations. Of course, you should exchange information with the other party, but you should also gather evidence about the accident. A phone’s … Continued
When you’re involved in a lawsuit following a motor vehicle collision, witnesses to your car accident often play an important role. Third-party witnesses—unrelated to either the claimant or the defendant—don’t have any stake in the outcome of the lawsuit, meaning that their statements are impartial. Witnesses to your car accident thus provide unbiased information to … Continued
No one plans to get into a car accident—which means most of us avoid doing our “car accident” homework. But it’s important to know what to do before an accident occurs. With any luck, you’ll never need to put this list into practice. However, being prepared for the worst means you’ll know how to achieve the … Continued
If you have been involved in a car accident, ICBC should be among the first numbers you call. After all, it’s the law. You will need to report the damage and they need to create a file to gather as much information as possible right away. However, just because you are in the process of … Continued
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