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Tag Archives: ICBC Tactics

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Money talks.  ICBC’s “worst case scenario” rate increase of 42% over the next four years is screaming out. Will we listen? Last week I shared my “Aha!” moment: by treating only the symptoms of our road safety disease we are [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you seen ICBC’s pitch to the B.C. Utilities Commission in support of their latest rate increase request? They point to an increase of injured victims hiring lawyers as one of the reasons for the increase. They commit to combat [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

As of June 1st, a first offence will cost you $543.00. It’s the provincial government’s latest road safety initiative.  They’re jacking up the financial consequences of being caught using an electronic device behind the wheel. Will it make a difference? [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Time deadlines and low ball offers were the first two of my series about ICBC claim negotiation tactics.  This is a continuation of that series.  This time, I am writing about a less recognizable, insidious tactic. A personal injury claim [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Nobody likes to discover that they have been manipulated by a negotiation tactic.  Once burned, do you feel like telling the world about it? I am about to “tell the world” about how I allowed myself to be manipulated by [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you ever been manipulated by effective negotiation tactics? Of course you have.  We all have. It takes life experience to recognize negotiating tactics for what they are so as to avoid the manipulative effect.  If effectively used, you don’t [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

If a police officer tickets you for a driving offence that you did not commit, there are instructions on the back side of the ticket for how you can dispute the ticket.  You will end up in front of a [...]