The Civil Resolutions Tribunal (the “CRT”) is an innovative, online only tribunal that is unique to British Columbia. So what can the CRT do for you? What is the Civil Resolutions Tribunal? The CRT hears and resolves small claims and strata disputes through an online portal. For small claims disputes, the claim must be under … Continued
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Drivers are sometimes confused by what they are required to do by law as they approach an intersection and the traffic light turns from green to yellow. This situation is governed by the Motor Vehicle Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 318. A lot of drivers assume that they can accelerate their vehicle to try to get … Continued
Even though your case won’t be affected, I want you to know about the changes to ICBC coverages effective April 1st 2019. 1. The maximum compensation allowed for a pain and suffering award will be reduced from $370,000 to $5500, unless an innocent accident victim can prove the injury is “major or catastrophic”. A “minor” … Continued
BC drivers involved in motor vehicle accident will likely have insurance coverage through ICBC for repairs to their vehicle. If your vehicle is determined to be a total loss, your insurance may pay you the cash value, or may pay for a replacement vehicle depending on the age and condition of your vehicle and the … Continued
If you were injured in a car accident, how do you make sure your settlement will protect you and your family well into the future? There is no question, car accidents are traumatic. This is especially true if you sustain a significant injury. There are the physical effects, the emotional upset, the possible financial worries, … Continued
The top 4 reasons you shouldn’t accept ICBC’s first offer. As a general rule, don’t accept ICBC’s first offer, and in most cases, not even their second, third or fourth offers. At DBM, we advise our clients that after you file a claim, ICBC stops being “your insurance company” and starts defending the party who … Continued
The majority of motor vehicle accidents occur in intersections. This is likely a surprise to no one, as every driver knows that navigating a busy intersection requires utmost attention. With traffic coming in multiple directions and in many cases pedestrians and cycle lanes to account for, the potential for a collision rises greatly. When it … Continued
In British Columbia, the rules of the road are laid out by the Motor Vehicle Act, many sections of which have direct impact on any personal injury claim you may make following a car accident. Following the rules of the MVA means that if you are involved in an accident and suffer an injury due … Continued
Have you been hurt in a car accident and are worried you won’t be able to work as long in the future? Does your personal injury mean you now have trouble completing your job at the level you did previously, whether that means you work a reduced number of hours per week or find yourself … Continued
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