Psychiatric and Psychological Injuries Will be Defined As MINOR Injuries. Fair?

[Car Accident Survivors and Supporters for Fair Auto Insurance in BC]

 As of April 23, the actual ICBC legislation to be voted on by MLAs defines “minor injuries” as including “psychiatric injuries” like depression or PTSD – even if CHRONIC. Unfortunately, depression is usually a major injury. Patients who have depression often face debilitating lives. Suicide attempts are not uncommon.

This is a disgrace and shows a stigma against the mentally ill. Please speak to advocacy groups, your MLA and friends and tell them you are against the NDP ICBC proposals.

Motorcycle Injuries: More Common Than You Think

Cross Border Law wants to help you.

A motorcycle rider is in danger at nearly every turn. From slippery roads, to debris, to inattentive drivers, a serious motorcycle accident is only an instant away. If you were injured or you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can explain your options for monetary recovery through the legal system.

The lawyers at Cross Border Law have the unique ability to fully represent clients who live in one country and were injured in another. We maintain offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington, for the convenience of our international clients. We can negotiate with insurance carriers in both Canada and the United States, ensuring that our clients will receive the full benefits they are owed following an accident.


Since a motorcycle contains none of the same type of safety features that a car does, riders typically face severe injuries following even a minor collision. In the best-case scenario, a rider might be wearing heavy leather clothing and a full-coverage helmet. Not everyone is this diligent in his or her own protection, however. Riders can suffer an injury in the initial collision as well as additional injuries when they strike the pavement, concrete barriers, other vehicles or metal guardrails along the side of the road. Common injuries can include:

  • Road rash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Dislocations
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

High-speed collisions can also result in the wrongful death of the motorcycle rider. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence or inattention of another driver, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with a skilled lawyer. We can handle your injury claim or wrongful death claim to ensure you recover the maximum compensation possible in your situation.

Can A law Firm Handle Cases on Both Sides of the Border?

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As lawyers in both British Columbia and Washington State, we understand the nuances of laws in multiple jurisdictions and the interplay of insurance coverage.  Cross Border Law will take a thoughtful approach to resolving your case. Whether we can reach a settlement with the insurers or the matter must be resolved through arbitration or in the courtroom, either in the U.S. or Canada, we are confident in our ability to represent our clients through all stages of litigation.

Sure, this is our business, but we’re not just in it for the money. We enable our clients to seek affordable care and assistance to help heal injuries and repair losses. Having helped hundreds, if not thousands, of injured individuals over the years, we know what people need to put their lives back together, and we do whatever we can to assist in that process. We look forward to welcoming you as our client.