April 8th, 2021 by Rod Pacholzuk

Our lawyers at FH&P are skilled and experienced advocates in personal injury-related disputes, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death, and major trauma. The primary objective of our team is to obtain the full compensation and benefits for our clients to which they are legally entitled.

Partner Rod Pacholzuk explains what the upcoming Enhanced Care Model from ICBC will look like and how it could effect you if you are in a motor vehicle accident later this year.


Transcript:

As many people may be aware there are some significant changes coming in the insurance motor vehicle injury world here in British Columbia. ICBC is moving towards what they call an enhanced care model, in effect with that is no fault insurance and by that the revisions in the regulations will provide for significantly more money available to an injured individual for their care. The medical rehabilitation component, “the no-fault component,” will move effective this year from $150,000 of available funding to $300,000 of available funding. That will be relevant to individuals who have sustained significant injuries as a consequence of the motor vehicle accident so it'll provide more money available for future care. What it will do is restrict or virtually eliminate any funding available for what we refer to as general damages for the pain and suffering component. So going forward there will be more money for medical expenses and rehabilitation but an elimination of the money that will be claimable for pain and suffering.

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