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Claims Against a Family Member

In some cases, you may be a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a family member or friend, and that person might cause you to be injured in an accident. While the thought of suing a family member or friend may feel uncomfortable, remember that in the vast majority of cases the reality is that you’re suing an individual to access their insurance policy, so that ICBC can compensate you. A term of the insurance contract is that ICBC also pays for the cost of any defence in a lawsuit, so in most cases, there is no need for your family member or friend to get their own lawyer.

Filing a claim against a family member is no different from filing one against a stranger. If you have any concerns, a lawyer can help you navigate the delicacies of the situation.

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