In town filming the "superhero" movie Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds was reportedly hit by an overly eager paparazzo's car in a Vancouver hotel parking lot on the weekend. Deadpool apparently has superhuman healing powers and Ryan has Blake Lively, so chances are Ryan will bounce back from any personal injuries. Unfortunately, the rest of us mere mortals need to be on our toes to ensure we are covered in the event of a hit and run accident.
A new decision from the B.C. Court of Appeal is an important reminder as to how important it can be to retain a lawyer before dealing with ICBC after an accident. In Raj v. Khosravi, 2015 BCCA 49, a taxi cab driver was injured when his taxi was struck by a vehicle that had run a stop sign.
We all know that "honesty is the best policy" in our daily lives. Unfortunately, some people forget that rule when it comes to their personal injury case where being truthful is just as important. According to a recent report by ICBC, an estimated 10%-15% of personal injury claims are either fraudulent or exaggerated. Here are the top ten reasons to tell the truth in your personal injury case:
Traffic accidents are commonplace on Vancouver's busy streets. When we venture out upon the roads, we assume that if we are in a car accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident for which we are not at fault, the at-fault driver will have ICBC insurance coverage which will pay our claims for pain and suffering, income loss and other expenses. But will they?