ICBC Caps Will Hurt Our Community and this is why. At Hemminger Law Group Westshore, we are deeply worried about the government's proposed plans and how that will affect our clients in a bad way.
The rights and wellbeing of the citizens of Langford, Victoria, and British Columbia as a whole are under threat if the ICBC Caps bad decision is allowed to go ahead.
The NDP has advised British Columbians that it is looking “very seriously” at capping injury claims for drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians who are injured in a collision with an automobile. Such ICBC caps, if introduced, will limit the damages payable for pain and suffering of injured parties with devastating effects for not only the injured parties but our communities and economy as a whole.
Just like with WCB claims (which a lot of people will agree are not very helpful for people hurt on the job), injury caps mean a “one-size-fits-all” approach to recovery for those who become injured. Caps deny access to justice, benefit only the wealthy, unfairly harm the poor, the elderly, the retired, immigrant communities and BC’s working class.
Claims with caps are often far less fair than the true cost of a victim’s injuries.
ICBC Says They Are Interested in Introducing Caps because of Increased costs – yet there are other more suitable, cost saving, and economically feasible answers to this problem.
ICBC tells us they are having money problems. They are not having money problems because they have had to pay out people's injuries on a fair basis. They are having money problems because the following big problems:
This is what clever people say that ICBC can do instead to fix its revenue problems:
Why are caps not right for you, a BC Citizen?
Injury caps mean: good drivers pay for bad drivers.
How do you help this disaster from happening?
At Hemminger Law Group Westshore we are joining Concerned voices in BC.
If you interested in helping this important cause, please do this:
By Hemminger Law Group Westshore