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New legislated changes to the ICBC injury claim process came into effect on April 1, 2019. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after April 1, 2019 your ICBC injury claim may be affected.
One of the most significant changes affecting an ICBC injury claim is the manner in which ICBC will attempt to limit settlement payouts for pain and suffering with respect to minor injuries arising from a motor vehicle accident. The law has capped compensation for certain classes of injuries. This law is currently being challenged in Court. If your injuries are labelled as “minor ” by ICBC then they will attempt to cap (limit) your claim to $5,500.00 for pain and suffering. Minor injury claim disputes will be adjudicated by the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT).
For a detailed explanation of how the new legislation affects minor injury claims after April 1, 2019 please review the following links:
Understanding ICBC’s “Minor Injuries” For Crashes After April 1, 2019
BC Government’s ICBC Law Labels Collision Brain Injuries “Minor”
British Columbia’s “Minor” Injury Law Says One Year Actually Means Forever
*Before you accept that your ICBC injury claim is capped, please contact our office to discuss your options.
If you have any questions about the changes to ICBC injury claims and how they affect your rights, call us today at (250) 381-5353.