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Accident Involving a Car from Outside BC

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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BC is a popular place. Especially BC's Lowermainland.

People flock to "Lotus Land" from all over. And many of them come by car.

So what happens if you get hurt in an accident with a car from "out of province"?

Is ICBC responsible for compensating you for your injuries?


If you get injured in a crash and the person who caused your injuries is driving a car with "out of province" plates you're involved in a whole different ball game.

In order to get any compensation for pain and suffering, income loss, out of pocket expenses etc .you'll need to pursue the insurance company which insured the vehicle that hit you.

You see, in many provinces/states a motorist can purchase auto insurance from a wide array of different insurance companies.

So how do you determine the identity of the insurance company you should be pursuing? Well, that can be a problem.

But the place to start is by asking to look at the other driver's insurance papers.

If that didn't happen things can get complicated.

That dosen't mean you don't have a claim. It just means it'll take a bunch of work to find out who you'll need to pursuing in order to get fairly compensated.

And that's just a taste.

The bottomline here is simple.

Dealing with an injury claim involving a car from outside BC isn't the same as an "ICBC claim".

Different insurance companies deal with injury claims differently. They have different procedures, different policies and different approaches to handling injury claims.

Want to talk about your claim?

Call me at 604-255-9018 or e-mail me at [email protected]

Jeff Witten




Category: Car Accidents

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