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08/10/2016
Judge Slams ICBC for Withholding Surveillance Video as Evidence in JMR Client’s Civil Trial
08/10/2016

Judge Slams ICBC for Withholding Surveillance Video as Evidence in JMR Client’s Civil Trial

John Rice and Jon Harbut acted for Denise Norris who suffered disabling injuries after being involved in a vehicle accident in 2010. Central to the trial was hours of covert surveillance from 2013 and 2014 that was taken on behalf of ICBC and used to dispute medical evidence of Norris’s declining health.

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05/12/2016
Designated Driver Wins 10-year Long Court Battle
05/12/2016

Designated Driver Wins 10-year Long Court Battle

In 2006, Marnetta Felix and her boyfriend, Kevin Hearne, were involved in a serious car accident. The accident occurred because Hearne, who was intoxicated at the time, grabbed the wheel of Felix’s car while she was driving and drove them off of the road.

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05/10/2016
ICBC Recently Found Guilty for Malicious Prosecution
05/10/2016

ICBC Recently Found Guilty for Malicious Prosecution

A recent decision handed down by the British Columbia Supreme Court (Arsenovski v. Bodin, 2016 BCSC 359) has ordered ICBC to pay $350,000.00 in punitive damages for the malicious prosecution of a refugee.

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05/11/2015
A Reminder About Social Media and Personal Injury Claims
05/11/2015

A Reminder About Social Media and Personal Injury Claims

Sarah Tambosso’s Facebook posts showed her engaging in a variety of activities and social events while her evidence at trial presented a picture of a very different individual with a family, work and social life that was very limited. The court found Ms. Tambosso’s evidence unreliable and she was awarded a very modest amount.

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12/10/2013
YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY MATTERS BECAUSE…
12/10/2013

YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY MATTERS BECAUSE…

In the world of insurance there are really only three ways for an insurer to defend any claim.

The first and simplest way for an insurer to avoid payment is to be able to say that you are the one responsible for your injuries and so you cannot look to them for compensation.

The second way, and this applies in every case, is for the insurer to argue that your injuries are not that serious and so these injuries warrant very modest compensation.

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12/10/2013
THE "LOW VELOCITY IMPACT" LETTER

THE "LOW VELOCITY IMPACT" LETTER

After an accident, crash victims will report the accident to Dial-a-Clam at ICBC. They will be asked to either take their car into a claim centre to have it looked at or to take it to the authorized repair facility of their choice. For those who have been injured in the crash, visits to the doctor, chiropractor, physio-therapist, and massage therapist can start. THEN THE LETTER COMES!

“the information currently available to ICBC, including the minimal nature of the impact forces involved in the collision, as well as your physical condition at the time of the accident, has led us to believe that the accident did not result in any compensable injury”

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