“Hit and Run” accidents and ICBC

In an ordinary personal injury lawsuit,  the plaintiff will need to know who is responsible for their injuries, so that the court can find that party responsible.   For example, if you were badly injured by a passerby who strikes you with their umbrella, and flees the scene, you may find yourself in the unfortunate position that you won’t be compensated for the pain and suffering, lost wages and expenses you might suffer from your injuries.  Thankfully, our laws in British Columbia do provide some protection to individuals who are injured in a “hit and run”, that is, by a negligent motorist who feels the scene of the accident and remains unidentified.

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