Common QuestionsICBC won’t pay accident benefits so I’m going to sue for personal injuries
If you’re hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to receive no-fault accident benefits (generally, these benefits include wage loss to a maximum of $300 per week while you are disabled due to your injuries, and medical and rehabilitation benefits). Even if you caused the accident, ICBC (the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) will pay you these benefits if you meet the conditions of this insurance.
If ICBC will not pay any accident benefits, or it pays less than you think is fair, you can decide to sue ICBC for personal injuries.
Good starting points include:
- Making a Personal Injury Claim, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, outlines when you may have to sue in court and what is involved.
- LSLAP Manual: Automobile Insurance (ICBC), from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, has a section on personal injury claims.
See our related common questions:
- See all common questions about accidents & injuries
- See all common questions about cars & getting around
- See all common questions about courts & tribunals
Last reviewed January 2015
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