These are the essential extracts, with comments, of the changes to the B.C. law governing ICBC injury claims regarding caps placed on most, but not all, pain & suffering awards arising from motor vehicle accidents.
Limit on non-pecuniary loss for [so-called] minor injuries…
The recent April 1, 2019 changes to your ICBC coverage is being challenged in the courts by the Trial Lawyers Association of BC. Keith Fraser, from the Vancouver Sun, explains why the Trial Lawyers are filing a lawsuit in the BC Supreme Court. Read his full article below.
B.C.’s trial lawyers are taking the government
to court over major changes that went into effect today to the way ICBC claims
will be handled.
The Trial Lawyers Association of B.C., which
represents more than 1,500 legal professionals in the province, says that the
legislated changes, which include a $5,500 cap on claims for minor injuries
involving pain and suffering and the establishment of a civil resolution
tribunal to adjudicate certain claims, are unconstitutional and should be set
The British Columbia government has brought in new regulations for how car accident injuries can be handled through the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC). Rob Shaw from the Vancouver Sun has written a very thorough article on the new changes and how they will effect BC drivers. Read his article below or through the Vancouver Sun .
VICTORIA B.C. motorists who get in a car crash today will
find themselves test-driving the province’s radically changed auto-insurance
A cap of $5,500 on pain and suffering claims for minor
injuries in car accidents begins today. It’s part of the largest overhaul to
auto insurance since the Insurance Corp. of B.C. was created in 1973.