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ICBC Tactics

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The rights of those injured in collisions are about to change. Negligent drivers causing the collisions will be rewarded. Rewards include increased employment disability benefits and complete (instead of the current partial) coverage for most care expenses. Innocent victims will

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A recent small claims decision highlights a common misunderstanding about our rights. And that ICBC doesn’t jump to clear up the confusion. I feel for the Claimant, Frank. He went step by step through the process outlined by ICBC to

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

ICBC has a video snippet of you frolicking on a Cancun beach with a margarita in your hand. It felt like they had rummaged through your underwear drawer, accessing and viewing private moments with family and friends. Read my column

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

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

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Reported discussions about “capping” injury claims reveal a misunderstanding about how ICBC claims work. Attorney-General David Eby is quoted to have said: “We’re looking at caps on minor pain and suffering awards, because there’s been an explosion in the size

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Keep your doctor happy

A family doctor recently shared her frustration with me about one of my clients. I had arranged the discussion. I asked if there was anything more my client could do to recover from her crash injuries. It is one of

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This is my last of a series of five columns where I identify tactics used by insurance adjusters in the negotiation of personal injury claims.  The tactics are certainly not unique to personal injury claims.  My hope is that the

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

We are nearing the end of my five column series about ICBC claim negotiation tactics: tactics used by insurance companies to manipulate unsuspecting victims in the negotiation of personal injury claims. The same, or similar tactics are used in other