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Documenting my case

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In the old days it was the family photo album. And if ICBC wanted video footage they had to send a creepy “investigator” with a video camera. Now there are smart phones, Facebook, Instagram and whatever else that captures and

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An ATV and dirt bike collide at a blind corner on a winding dirt road. Mr. Bye, the biker, suffers injuries and losses assessed at over three million dollars. The stakes are high in the assessment of “who’s at fault?”

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I didn’t cause the crash. Why does it feel like I am the one on trial? Just because you am making an ICBC claim, that feeling is very much the reality. A trial isn’t needed to prove the fault of

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“You want me to sit down and make notes to “journal” how I was before the crash?” Yes, I do. As soon as possible. Before your memory fades, because ICBC claims require evidence. “But what does that have to do

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I’ve written, before, that you should take photographs and get witness information to preserve car crash evidence at the scene.  (You’ve been in a crash… What now?) But isn’t that obvious?  Why would you need a legal columnist to give

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This is the fourth and last episode of a series.  I started with a list of priorities for what to do at the scene of a crash.  I promised a similar list for what to do after you leave the

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Is it our sense of consciousness that separates us from the rest of the beasts? Perhaps it’s our logical brains. Many of us think we’re mighty clever. Stick us in a stressful situation, though, and logic can go out the

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One of my key pieces of legal advice to injured victims is to “preserve the evidence” by keeping a diary. I have written about this advice before.  In fact, it was the subject of my second ever column, published on

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First off, thank you to the reader who proposed a driver safety topic about driving while wearing flip-flops.  My friends are accusing me of sounding preachy again so I am going to try to leave the driver safety topic alone