A proposed class action lawsuit launched against the B.C. government and Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) alleges B.C. drivers have been over-charged for insurance while accident victims are under-compensated.
The civil action was filed by Murphy Battista law firm on behalf of two plaintiffs who represent insured drivers and the injury victims, respectively.
They claim the medical costs filed by ICBC are being taken from the insurance corporation, instead of the province’s taxpayer-funded Medical Services Plan.
The lawsuit claims this has contributed to the rising driver insurance premiums and lower injury pay-outs to crash victims.