ICBC Law Change

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ICBC's new minor injury cap reduces the amount of the damages you are entitled to

The government will cap the pain and suffering payments for a minor injury at $5,500, effective April 1, 2019. This will limit your ability to sue for damages in minor cases.

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

a legal definition of “Minor Injuries” is awaited but is likely to include:

Mild Whiplash

Aches and Sprains

Cuts and Bruises

Anxiety and Stress

ICBC's new minor injury cap reduces the amount of the damages you are entitled to

The government will cap the pain and suffering payments for a minor injury at $5,500, effective April 1, 2019. This will limit your ability to sue for damages in minor cases.

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

a legal definition of “Minor Injuries” is awaited but is likely to include:

Mild Whiplash

Aches and Sprains

Cuts and Bruises

Anxiety and Stress

who's eligible & what should you do?

Accidents and claims that occur before April 1, 2019 will remain under the current system, without a cap. This means if you've gotten into a collision and haven't filed your ICBC claim, you need to make a claim as soon as possible to get maximum compensation.

Why should you hire a lawyer... now!

First off, you should know that the new ICBC cap saves ICBC money, while it costs you more. The cap doesn’t include wage loss, medical care, or any other expenses that may come up because of your accident.

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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