This does not mean that ICBC will pay you more quickly or pay you within 60 days. It does mean that if you don’t submit your reciepts (please keep copies) to ICBC within 60 days of the date of the receipt YOUR CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION ON THE RECEIPT WILL BE GONE FOREVER!
This harsh new measure applies only to accidents that occur AFTER APRIL 1, 2019.
In the past, one had two years to claim against ICBC receipts but now they must be submitted within 60 days by the victim without any new obligation on ICBC to pay you more quickly. This change was sold to the public as an advantage to accident victims but actually hurts them.
Here is the wording from the Regulation:
Requirement for receipts
88.01 (1) If an accident occurs for which benefits are provided under section 88, the insured must provide to the corporation a receipt for the expenses incurred that will be compensated as benefits under that section no later than 60 days from the date that those expenses are incurred.
(2) The corporation is not liable to an insured who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with this section.
If you have incurred expenses related to your accident injuries, please immediately submit them to ICBC or your lawyer (please keep copies in case ICBC loses them). Do not wait 60 days as your rights to collect on your out of pocket expenses will be lost.
There are many other tight and harsh deadlines that must be followed. If you don’t observe these deadlines, your rights to fair compensation for your injuries will be severely curtailed.
Please also call DYSON LAW today for help with your serious ICBC injury claim.
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