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How to Stop ICBC from Putting a $5500 Cap on Minor Injury Claims in BC

In an effort by the provincial government to help fix the financial crisis that is currently plaguing ICBC, a recent decision was handed down that will see all pain and suffering claims on minor auto injuries capped at just $5,500 across the board. While it’s true that the cap itself will not apply to wage loss, it has already drawn the ire of many across the area and it’s not even due to go into effect until April 1, 2019.

Simply put, these caps take money out of the pockets of hard-working BC citizens and systematically strips away their rights at the exact same time. If you really want to help stop ICBC from putting these caps on claims next year, there are a few key steps you can take.
 

Stopping ICBC from Capping Injury Claims: What You Can Do

First, you should know that while social media and other types of sites are certainly helpful in these types of situations, these are NOT the only actions that you should involve yourself with. Posting on Twitter about how injury claim caps will take money out of your pocket is one thing – but to truly make a difference, you’ll need to go deeper.

Maybe the most important thing you can do is either call or email (or preferably both) your MLA and tell them in no uncertain terms that you do NOT want these caps to go forward. Thankfully, finding the contact information for your MLA by community has never been easier. All you have to do is visit the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia’s official website and search for your location, which you can do right here.

Next, you should also sign the R.O.A.D. B.C. petition here to help make sure that your voice is heard alongside the many others in British Columbia who aren’t about to take these injury claims caps laying down. The petition was set up to help protect the rights of British Columbia citizens everywhere and also outlines the ways that the caps will give ICBC even more power and an even lower level of accountability than ever before. You can also use the petition’s website to download posters to hang in public spaces, follow the ongoing conversation on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and much more.
 

BLW Lawyers: Your British Columbia Personal Injury Attorneys

At BLW Lawyers, we’ve got decades of experience fighting for the rights of people just like you who have been injured in car accidents all over the area – and this is one fight we’re not planning to end anytime soon. This is why we believe it’s so important to stop ICBC from putting a $5500 cap on minor injury claims in British Columbia – because anything that stands in between you and the results you deserve is something worth taking a stand against.

If you’d like to find out more information about why we’re so against caps on minor injury claims, or if you’ve been in a car accident and would like to discuss your own situation with someone in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact BLW Lawyers today.

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