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Insurance benefits and compensation for accident victims

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Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can have a serious impact on your health, as well as your wallet. Accident benefits and damages can help ease the financial burden.


On May 1, 2021 a law came into effect that changed how ICBC insurance works. A motor vehicle accident that occurs in BC after that date is covered by a new insurance model, called enhanced care. We're currently updating this content to reflect the changes. In the meantime, visit ICBC's website for details.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2019
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Janet Mackinnon, ICBC and Krista Prockiw, ICBC

Janet Mackinnon, ICBC
Krista Prockiw, ICBC

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