Four Tips on How to Deal With an ICBC Adjuster
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a publicly-owned crown corporation that has provided universal car insurance to drivers in B.C. since 1973. By law, the owner of any vehicle that is parked or driven in B.C. must purchase the basic ‘autoplan’ coverage that provides protection against third-party claims, hit-and-run accidents, uninsured and underinsured […]Read Article
How Does ICBC Decide How Much to Award an Injured Person?
For most drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, the first step after being in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia is to file an ICBC claim. It is important to know that you have several different options for filing a claim, which in turn can affect how much you may be awarded in benefits and […]Read Article
What Kind of Damages Can I Seek After a Car Accident?
Few events are as stressful as getting into a car accident. In the short-term, you may require extensive medical treatment. In the long-term, you may be unable to work or face difficulties returning to the job you had before the accident. Both of these short-term and long-term effects are accompanied by significant financial challenges in […]Read Article
How Much Does ICBC Pay for Injuries?
Any serious injury is accompanied by many different questions: What is my medical prognosis? How long will my recovery take? How long will I be out of work? What is my family going to do for money? What paperwork do I have to complete? According to the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, “transport-related” accidents […]Read Article
When Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident?
If you are involved in a collision in Vancouver or anywhere in British Columbia, you will at some point be dealing with ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia). Coverage through ICBC is mandatory for drivers throughout the province, and you will need to file a claim with ICBC if you are injured in a car […]Read Article
Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver is the third most populated city in Canada. While more than 2.5 million people call the city and surrounding metropolitan area home, Vancouver is also a major destination for national and international tourists. While it may be nice to be such a hub of activity, the presence of so many people inevitably leads to […]Read Article
How Do Recent Changes to ICBC Auto Insurance Affect Me?
Major changes to Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) auto accident policies went into effect on April 1, 2019. These changes, for the most part, only apply to those who were injured in a crash on or after April 1, 2019. Those injured prior to that will not be adversely impacted. According to ICBC’s website, […]Read Article
What Should I Do If My Car Is Deemed a Total Loss After a Car Accident?
Getting into a car accident that isn’t your fault is never fun. Finding out that your car is totaled because of the accident is even worse. A totaled car can leave you in a tough financial situation as you struggle to buy a new car. Often the amount you are offered by ICBC is much […]Read Article
How to Respond to a Low Settlement Offer
If you have filed a claim against ICBC for injuries sustained in an accident, chances are that the first settlement offer you get will not be the amount that you expect or deserve. This is because ICBC is not looking out for you. Because you are making a claim against the liable motorist’s insurance policy, […]Read Article
How Common is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a Car Accident?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious disorder that can result from very stressful situations, including motor vehicle accidents. A crash is often a traumatic event that marks a major change in a victim’s life. In many cases, the change includes the development of PTSD. Researchers believe that up to 39 percent of victims injured […]Read Article
Why You Need to Contact a Lawyer Before Contacting ICBC After a Car Accident
Filing a claim with the Insurance Corporation British Columbia (ICBC) can be challenging. If you contact ICBC, it will require reporting the auto accident in detail, making statements to a claim adjuster, filing any documentation regarding your accident within a certain time frame as well as the ICBC assessing a potential settlement. Car accident victims […]Read Article
What Steps Are Involved in an Auto Accident Case in British Columbia?
According to statistics recently released by ICBC and reported on CBC News, the number of car crashes has increased dramatically over the past three years, jumping 23% to a total of 320,000 in 2016 alone. This means an average of 875 crashes happened each day in British Columbia. While safety awareness campaigns and other efforts […]Read Article
What Are My Legal Rights After an Auto Accident?
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to assistance at the scene of the accident, and you deserve the best legal representation as you recover from your injuries. Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death from unintentional or negligent acts in British Columbia, and they […]Read Article
Top Causes of Car Accidents in Canada
Cars crumpled or overturned on the road are unfortunately not an uncommon sight throughout Canada. Although crash numbers are down from where they stood decades ago, far too many people are still hurt or killed in car accidents each year. According to Transport Canada, in 2015, there were 1,669 fatal crashes nationwide, and 116,735 crashes […]Read Article
Klein Lawyers’ Answers Clients Most Common Questions
When you are injured in a car accident, finding a lawyer can be a daunting task. Knowing which questions to ask is another undertaking that can be overwhelming. We, at Klein Lawyers, understand this can be a frustrating time for you so we have answered some commonly asked questions when trying to find a car […]Read Article
Most Common Mistakes in an Auto Accident Case
Mistake #1 – Failure to get enough information at the accident scene. When you are in an accident, it is very important that you get the contact information of all other drivers involved and of any witnesses. Obviously, if you are incapacitated or you are on a stretcher you can’t do that, but if you […]Read Article
Do You Have to Pay Taxes on a Car Accident Lawsuit Settlement?
If you are pursuing a settlement from a car accident claim, you may be wondering if you must pay taxes the compensation you have secured. Perhaps you have already received a lawsuit settlement, and you are wondering why you haven’t had to pay any taxes on it. The answer is that if you receive a […]Read Article
How Do You Drive Safely on the Highway?
During a recent five-year stretch (2011-2015), an average of 1,953 people died and 10,673 people suffered serious injuries each year in car accidents on Canada’s roads, according to Transport Canada. These statistics underscore the importance of driving safely on the highways in British Columbia and everywhere else your travels take you. Here, we provide a […]Read Article
The Other Driver Has No Insurance: Can I Still Make an ICBC Injury Claim?
You may not realize it, but you share the streets and highways every day in Vancouver with drivers who lack the insurance that the law in British Columbia requires. If you should ever get into a car accident that involves one of these uninsured motorists, you should know that you have options to recover compensation […]Read Article
Top 10 Questions to Ask a Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a car accident in British Columbia, you can file a claim with ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) to seek compensation for your losses. As you begin the process, you will quickly see that working with an experienced Vancouver car accident lawyer will make a major difference for you. […]Read Article