A new decision was released this week by the British Columbia Supreme Court which deals with the circumstances in which an injured party is entitled to total temporary disability ("TTD") benefits from ICBC following an accident. The decision can be found here: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/16/14/2016BCSC1432.htm
In what can fairly be called a scathing decision, Madam Justice Griffin of the British Columbia Supreme Court released Reasons for Judgment today in a matter brought against ICBC. In the case, Madam Justice Griffin was very critical of a series of steps taken by ICBC, particularly some employees within the SIU (Special Investigations Unit) Department.
Summertime gets us all out of doors and enjoying the fine weather. We're walking, running, biking, rollerblading and even skateboarding on the streets where we normally would drive. Inevitably, there will be collisions with motor vehicles. Sadly, there will be injuries. But did you know that the same no-fault insurance benefits available through ICBC to drivers when they are injured in motor vehicle accidents are also available to pedestrians, cyclists, and other non-vehicular users of the road?