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When someone hurts you, you often have to sue to get the person to acknowledge his fault,
and pay up. If you suffer harm to your body (instead of just to your property), lawyers call
this "personal injury law." Motor vehicle accident cases are the most common form
of personal injury law in B.C.
Who is covered by basic ICBC insurance?
see also - article on motorbike insurance If you own a motorbike, you have insurance on that bike. ICBC requires us to have the insurance in order to have plates on the bike. However, most of us dont understand the insurance that we have, nor do we understand whether what we have is enough or too much. read more about motorbike insurance
What do I need to prove?
To be paid damages for your personal injury, you must prove liability and damages.
Liability means the other driver (or someone other than you) was at fault. If you are at fault, you may be able to recover some damages from the "no-fault" benefits, but would not be entitled to other damages, such as loss of income, pain and suffering, and so on. In some cases, you may be only partly to blame, and be entitled to recover a portion of the damages.
You also need to prove what kinds of damages you have suffered, and how much you have lost. You may need to get medical reports, expert reports, accounting projections for lost income, and other kinds of evidence to prove your damages.
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These are the typical steps in a personal injury case involving ICBC:
See the article "The Steps in a Personal Injury Case" for more information on each step.
See also - SURVIVORS GUIDE TO ICBC: Understanding the basic procedures, rights and obligations when dealing with ICBC at BCpersonalinjury.org by: Rose Keith, BA JD Personal Injury Lawyer, Vancouver, BC
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What can I be compensated for?
How will I be compensated?
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