Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Blog

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...
Apr07

Motorcycle Myths

Motorcycle Myths According to Jeff Dean, motorcycle safety specialist, his five myths are: Myth One: Laying a motorcycle down is a good way to slow down and avoid an accident.  False – with proper riding techniques a rider will not need to lay the...
Mar29

Hit and Run Driver

Hit and Run Driver A hit and run driver flees scene of a motorcycle accident after leaving her licence plate embedded in the rear wheel of the bike. Police officers were dispatched to investigate a bike accident after the rider was rear-ended by a woman...
Mar21

ICBC Privacy Breach Argued

ICBC Privacy Breach Argued ICBC privacy breach argued after disclosure of information to police via hotline. While disputing a traffic ticket, alleged traffic violator, Daryl Cook, was informed ICBC had disclosed his unlisted cellular phone number to...
Mar21

Sales Tax Increase Proposed

Sales Tax Increase Proposed New car owners hoping to avoid a proposed 0.5 per cent sales tax by buying a vehicle outside Metro Vancouver would be out of luck if the upcoming transportation plebiscite passes. Metro Vancouver mayors want to increase sales...
Mar08

ICBC Warns of Daylight Savings Time Car Crashes

ICBC warns of daylight savings time car crashes. There is a typical “uptick” in the number of crashes in the days following Daylight Savings Time, especially on the Monday after it goes into effect. Experts say the loss off one hour can have a dramatic...
Mar06

Slow Drivers To Get Higher Fines.

Slow Drivers To Get Higher Fines. At least that will happen if a new law comes into effect this spring. Transportation Minister, Todd Stone, said he plans to introduce a bill to boost police powers to penalize drivers who back up traffic and cause accidents...
Feb21

ICBC Cuts Managers

ICBC cuts managers to save money. The Corporation has confirmed it is eliminating 20 management and non-management positions as part of its commitment to become a leaner organization. This is the second round of cuts in recent months that has seen a dive...