UNFAIR NEW ICBC RULE ON EXPERT OPINIONS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES WAS JUST STRUCK DOWN BY THE BC SUPREME COURT!

UNFAIR NEW ICBC RULE ON EXPERT OPINIONS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES WAS JUST STRUCK DOWN BY THE BC SUPREME COURT!

A regulation capping the number of experts an injured accident victim could present in court at three (3) was struck down by the BC Supreme Court. The Court found that this rule passed by the BC Government violated Section 96 of the Constitution of Canada by improperly infringing on the rights of superior courts to set their own processes.

The rule was particularly unfair to injured victims suffering from multiple injuries (such as depression, chronic pain and broken bones). In addition, the BC Government passed this rule to retroactively apply to existing cases even though the accidents might have happened years ago. This retroactively violated assurances from the BC Government that existing injury claims would not be affected by their harsh, discriminatory and arbitrary ICBC changes designed to pay victims less.

At Dyson Law, we believe in protecting your civil and human rights against unfair treatment by insurance companies and governments. Today, all injured victims were winners thanks to this Court decision.

If you would like to find out more about the changing landscape of ICBC injury claims, please call Dyson Law today.

CALL (604) 876 – 7000

LINK TO THE DECISION:

https://www.bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/19/18/2019BCSC1824.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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