What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 11 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 11 focuses on the case settlement process. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I do? Getting Treatment I can’t…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 4 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 4 focuses on the medical benefits you are entitled to after an accident. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 3 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 3 focuses on disability benefits you may be entitled to after an accident. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 2 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 2 focuses getting treatment after you have been in an accident. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 1 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I do? (This article) Getting Treatment I can’t work after my accident, what benefits…


How To Recover Your Legal Costs

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Even before a person commences a lawsuit, they begin to incur expenses to gather evidence and eventually prosecute their claims. The further down the litigation path a person travels, the more a person incurs as legal costs and out of pocket expenses. When a matter is resolved, either by Judgement after a trial or as…


The Way We Were… and The Way We Are

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When I think back upon my year of Articling as a Law Student in 1971-1972, and my call to the Bar in 1972, I realize how it may look the same, but the practice of law today is very different.  It’s different for us lawyers, and also for our clients. Having spent most of the…


If I have Insurance With ICBC Why Don’t They Pay Me When I injure Myself?

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I still get asked this question from time to time by individuals who are involved in single vehicle accidents, where no one is to blame but themselves.  Simply put, our system of compensation for injured victims from motor vehicle accidents is best described as a hybrid of tort and no-fault…. although the latter is in…


Know What You’re Worth, Before You Settle Your ICBC Claim

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When you are in a car accident and you are in the midst of what you want to accomplish in life, will you still be able to pursue your dream despite your injury? Will your ability to earn an income be affected by the injury? These are issues that you need to seriously consider if…


ICBC Is Watching You

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ICBC’s practice of hiring private investigators to investigate claimants before trial is common. It is one of the ways ICBC protects itself from fraudulent claims. Such fraudulent claims can increase everyone’s insurance premiums. However, such investigative reports can also hurt legitimate claimants in the courtroom.  Should the claimant testify that his life has been ruined…