Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Blog

Mar02

ICBC Falsely Alleges Fraud

ICBC falsely alleges fraud and ordered to pay penalty of $350,000. The judgment may cast doubt upon the current campaign suggesting that 10-20 percent of auto claims involve some element of fraud costing up to $600 million each year or every driver more...
Feb04

Petition Against Motorcyclists

Petition against motorcyclists was presented to Kootenay West MLA, Katrine Conroy by Gloria Lisgo of New Denver and Art Mason of Kaslo, BC. Citing noise and speed as too oft infractions, they seek RCMP to enforce existing laws on muffler noise and speed...
Jan31

Suzuki Motorcycle Recalls

Suzuki motorcycle recalls for an electrical problem that can lead to the battery losing power suddenly causing the bike to stall without warning. Another issue is the corrosion of the ignition switch terminal preventing the engine from stopping when the...
Nov29

RCMP Officer Convicted of Lying

RCMP officer convicted of lying to ICBC received a $2,500 fine for providing false information about a 2013 accident. Constable James Baker was convicted of lying to ICBC and remains suspended with pay from the force pending completion of an internal...
May08

Facebook Kills Injury Claim

Facebook and other social media sites can kill a personal injury claim. Why? Because insurance companies and their defence lawyers are always looking for ways to undermine the credibility of injured people in order to reduce compensation. Consider someone...
May07

ICBC and Police Launch Campaign

ICBC and police across BC are launching a month-long campaign focusing on high-risk driving behaviour. Concentration will include speeding, failing to yield and left turns at intersections. Failing to yield the right-of-way is a leading cause of 43% of...
May01

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Spring has arrived in most of Canada and approximately 670,000 motorcyclists and scooter riders will be back on the road. Motorcycle fatalities declined from 266 to 175 in the past five years but this is not good enough. Motorcycle Awareness Month in...
Apr24

ICBC Rates Too High?

Motorcycle rider, Darryl Smith, is outraged at ICBC rates saying they are too high.  He moved to BC from Calgary and had to pay $800 for basic insurance on his 2009 Dyna Low Rider. This is compared to $300 in Alberta. What Smith has not been told however,...
Apr23

ICBC Uses Facebook in Injury Claims

ICBC uses Facebook ICBC uses Facebook and Twitter to look for fraud related to injury claims and a tender was put out last week to find private investigations to help out. ICBC’s cyber team mines millions of pictures and status updates from dozens...
Apr08

Traffic Ticket Law to Change

Traffic Ticket Law to Change The traffic ticket law is subject to change in BC as the government is planning to remove access to the Courts from the ticket dispute process in order to speed up traffic disputes. Instead of receiving a paper ticket, alleged...