Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP

Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP

December 02, 2011 15:33 ET

Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP Successfully Defends ICBC Appeal in Raguin v. ICBC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP ("DBM"), a full service law firm located in Coquitlam, BC, is pleased to announce the third in a recent series of victories against ICBC appeals of the firm's successes in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. While many law firms farm out their appellate work to outside counsel, DBM is content to rely on the expertise of its own litigators in handling appeals brought against it by ICBC.

In Raguin v. ICBC, 2011 BCCA 482, the firm was successful in defending a lower court finding that massage therapy treatments are covered as a benefit under the no fault provisions of The Insurance (Motor Vehicle) Act Regulation, which administers care and various treatments made available to British Columbians injured in automobile accidents, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.

"It's important that we effectively represent our injured clients against ICBC at all levels of court in British Columbia," says Chris Bacon, one of the partners with the firm. "One of the advantages of this approach is cost-effectiveness for clients. It is much more efficient (and therefore cheaper) to have the lawyer who successfully tried the case in the court below handle the appeal because they already know the facts and the law that pertains to the case."

Full details of all three appellate victories are available on the firm's website: www.dbmlaw.ca.

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