ICBC Law Change

there’s new legislation affecting ICBC claims.

If you have an ICBC claim, you need legal advice to navigate these changes.

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The government will cap the pain and suffering payments for a minor injury at $5,500, effective April 1, 2019.

If you’ve had an accident, there may be limits on what you can claim under the new rules. Details of the new legislation were released on November 9, 2018. At their core, the changes disadvantage those injured by a negligent driver. We’ll make sure your claim is structured to your best advantage. That’s what we do.

In 2016, the average ICBC payout for pain and suffering for minor injuries was $16,500. This cap is a huge drop.

Minor Injuries
include the following:

Concussions

Abrasions

Contusions

Lacerations

Sprains and Strains

Whiplash Injuries

TMJ (Injury to the Jaw)

Pain Syndromes

Psychological/Psychiatric Conditions

The government will cap the pain and suffering payments for a minor injury at $5,500, effective April 1, 2019.

If you’ve had an accident, there may be limits on what you can claim under the new rules. Details of the new legislation were released on November 9, 2018. At their core, the changes disadvantage those injured by a negligent driver. We’ll make sure your claim is structured to your best advantage. That’s what we do.

In 2016, the average ICBC payout for pain and suffering for minor injuries was $16,500. This cap is a huge drop.

Minor Injuries
include the following:

Concussions

Abrasions

Contusions

Lacerations

Sprains and Strains

Whiplash Injuries

TMJ (Injury to the Jaw)

Pain Syndromes

Psychological/Psychiatric Conditions

who’s eligible to make a claim and what should you do?

Claims that arise from accidents that occur before April 1, 2019 are not subject to the new cap on damages. Given the impending changes, we still recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible to safeguard your claim and establish your rights.

Why should you hire a lawyer... now!

While ICBC alleges that the cap will save money in the long run, this comes at the expense of victim’s rights. A lawyer can navigate you through the legal changes and definitions to determine if this cap will impact you.

We understand the intricacies of ICBC policies.

Simply put, we know the law. While you can always file a claim yourself, you might make mistakes or omit important information in your statement. This can affect the outcome of your case, as anything you say can be used against you. This is when personal injury lawyers come in. We work with you to build your claim, and make sure that we get you the highest possible compensation.

Hiring an ICBC personal injury lawyer is in your best interest.

Most importantly, ICBC personal injury lawyers are on your side. We don’t represent ICBC, we advocate on your behalf. Contact Helpforme and schedule a free consultation.

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