ICBC investigates all accidents to determine how much each claimant is due. If, during the course of their investigation, they conclude that, “the minimal nature of the impact forces involved in the collision, as well as your physical condition at the time of the accident…did not result in any compensable injury,” they will file the claim as a Low Velocity Impact (LVI) and deny any compensation.
What Qualifies as LVI
ICBC uses four qualifiers to determine if an automobile accident was LVI:
- Was the speed at the time of impact less than 8 kmph?
- Have preexisting medical conditions made it more likely that injury occur?
- Has there been an object injury that warrants compensation?
- Are there any extraordinary conditions surrounding the accident?
Know Your Rights
ICBC may think a claim should be relegated to LVI status, but that does not mean you did not sustain an injury. If your claim has been given LVI status, you need a Vancouver ICBC lawyer on your side as soon as possible to fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you are due.
If your ICBC claim has been given LVI status, please contact Stephens & Holman today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Victoria ICBC lawyer.