Common Mistakes To Avoid When Filing an ICBC Claim
British Columbia residents who have never had to make an auto accident claim may assume that the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (“ICBC”) is just another insurance company. In many respects this is correct, though it is nevertheless unique in several ways: Like the Post Office Department and Air Transport Security Authority, the ICBC is … Continue reading Common Mistakes To Avoid When Filing an ICBC ClaimTags: Accident Benefits, ICBC, ICBC Claim, Insurance, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Things to Do (and Avoid Doing) After a Car Wreck
According to the Transport Canada website, in 2015 Canada’s 25 million licenced drivers were involved in around 160,000 automobile accidents in which a driver, pedestrian or passenger suffered reportable injuries. Many other crashes involve only damage to the vehicles or other property. While these numbers are relatively modest in comparison to those in many other … Continue reading Things to Do (and Avoid Doing) After a Car WreckTags: Car Accident, ICBC, Injury, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Collision
What Happens If You Drive Without Insurance?
You are required to carry automobile insurance in British Columbia. However, many people continue to drive even though they do not have insurance coverage. This article explains what will happen if you drive without insurance in BC. Potential Offences If you are pulled over, and you cannot show your insurance card, the police officer can … Continue reading What Happens If You Drive Without Insurance?Tags: Insurance
What to Expect When You Have an Injury Claim
Being involved in an accident can be extremely stressful and overwhelming, even after the collision has occurred. You may not know where to turn or whom to trust. Your recovery may take a significant amount of time, and getting the process started right away is vitally important. Your Treatment and Recovery Getting medical attention is … Continue reading What to Expect When You Have an Injury ClaimTags: Accident, Autoplan, Claims, Collision, Fault, Injury, Injury Claim, Insurance, Insurance Corporation of BC, Medical Benefits, Settlement, Wage-loss Assistance
Steps Involved in a Collision Claim
If you have never made an insurance claim before, the process can seem pretty daunting. However, if you have suffered damage to your vehicle, whether it was in an accident or because it was vandalised or had damage due to weather, you may need to make an insurance claim. After all, the reasons you have … Continue reading Steps Involved in a Collision ClaimTags: Accident, Collision, Collision Claim, ICBC, Insurance
Who is Liable in an Accident When You Lend Your Car?
When you lend your vehicle to someone else, you have very little control over what he or she does behind the wheel. The person that borrowed your car may end up getting into an accident that may or may not have been their fault. Even if you were not driving, you could still be partially … Continue reading Who is Liable in an Accident When You Lend Your Car?Tags: Accident, Auto Insurance, Guest Driver, Insurance, Liability, Vehicle Lending
What to Do If You Get into an Accident while Driving a Rental Car
When you drive a rental car, you are often in an unfamiliar vehicle with different controls and operations than your own. You are also frequently on roads you do not recognize in places you have never been before. The combination can increase your likelihood of being involved in a car accident. If you are in … Continue reading What to Do If You Get into an Accident while Driving a Rental CarTags: Accident, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accident, Rental Car