Commencing April 1, 2019, the Government of British Columbia is implementing changes to the ICBC system.
The most important change involves a monetary cap on certain injuries the Government deems to be “minor”. Another change is the use of the Civil Resolution Tribunal to resolve certain car accident injury cases.
It’s admitted by the Attorney General of British Columbia that injured car accident victims will be facing an “experienced ICBC adjuster” during the Tribunal process.
The Tribunal will have the ability to make a decision on whether your injury case is “minor” or “not minor”.
This determination may have very high monetary consequences as it could mean the difference between your case being resolved for $5500 or over $100,000+.
Do not automatically accept that your injury is “minor” even though ICBC and the Government may tell you so.
Instead, please speak with an experienced ICBC injury lawyer working for you to counsel you on whether your injury falls or may not fall within the “cap”.
Please note there will be very specific treatment protocols that must be followed by you - otherwise, ICBC and the Tribunal may deem your injury to be “minor” and subject to the “cap”.
At Dyson Law, we have 20+ years of experience representing our clients before administrative tribunals including the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
As such, we have the expertise to ensure your ICBC injury case is presented in a professional and effective manner before the new Civil Resolution Tribunal.
The injury caps only affect claims for accidents which occur after April 1, 2019.
Call us to discuss the impact of these changes on you and your family.