Motor vehicle accidents can occur anywhere, from a “rear-ender” in an intersection, to a high impact collision on the highway. Regardless of the nature of the motor vehicle accident, the result is often injuries to the parties involved.
If you were a driver or passenger and have been injured by another person’s actions, our team of ICBC injury lawyers can help you obtain the treatment you need and compensation that you are entitled to, allowing you to focus on recovery and healing.
We will help you on your road to recovery by dealing with ICBC on your behalf. The claims process can be long and complex, and we know how to navigate this process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our team of ICBC injury lawyers are successful advocates in the courtroom, and in obtain settlements through negotiation, and we will use our experience in all areas of personal injury law to get the best results possible.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call Johnston Franklin Bishop before you call ICBC. Meet with one of the lawyers on our team for a free consultation to discuss your options and plan to ensure you have access to treatment, and that you receive fair compensation.
By Stuart Cappus Most modern vehicles come equipped with Event Data Recorders (EDRs). Their job is to record various pieces of information about a vehicle’s operation in the seconds before, during and after an accident. They are usually triggered by the vehicle’s air bags deploying. Once triggered, they record a number of vehicle parameters including […]
1. Determine if any one is hurt. If you, one of your passengers or someone in another vehicle is or could very well be seriously injured, call 911 immediately. 2. Get to a place of safety. Depending on where the accident happened or where your vehicle ended up, you may be prone to being struck […]
If you are involved in an accident and the at-fault driver or vehicle doesn’t have insurance, you can still claim up to $200,000 in damages from ICBC for your injuries and other losses. In order to qualify, the accident must have happened in BC on a “highway”, which essentially means any public road and includes […]
How long it takes to resolve your ICBC claim depends entirely on how you fare in the aftermath of your accident. If you recover completely, we as your lawyers can settle your claim then and there. However, if your recovery stalls and your injuries plateau, we will want to investigate to be able to say […]
In an attempt to keep car accident victims from hiring lawyers, ICBC adjusters often tell them that a lawyer will take half of their compensation. This is a myth. First, most people who are injured in car accidents and hire a lawyer enter into what is called a “contingent fee agreement”. This means that we […]
By Stuart Cappus ICBC has once again been caught acting improperly in its defence of motor vehicle accident claims. This time a BC Supreme Court judge was forced to declare a mistrial after finding that ICBC committed an abuse of process by taking inconsistent positions in two related lawsuits. In the case at bar, a […]
Richard Johnston and Stuart Cappus just received Reasons for Judgment awarding a young woman more than $2 million in damages for injuries and losses she suffered as a result of a serious collision. While driving home one night, our client was rear-ended by a 1-ton truck going 160km/h and driven by a drunk driver. She […]
By Stuart Cappus The BC Supreme Court recently admonished ICBC for failing to disclose video surveillance in direct breach of a Court Order. Following a jury trial, a BC Supreme Court judge ordered ICBC to pay the legal fees of a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. Months before the trial, the Court […]
When you are involved in a crash, ICBC will assign an adjuster to your file. The adjuster works both for you (for your vehicle damage repairs claim and rehabilitation benefits claim) and against you (for your personal injury claim). That is why most ICBC claims lawyers say that it is very important to consult with […]
If being injured in an accident wasn’t frustrating enough, sometimes the person responsible flees the scene leaving you not only stranded, but unable to identify them. Fortunately, if you’ve been a victim of a hit and run accident, you can still claim compensation for your injuries and other losses if you follow certain requirements. These […]