Wes Mussio Blog

Law firms may lose 20 – 30$ million dollars due to the ICBC minor cap, which would affect the government and employees dramatically.   With the introduction of the ICBC’s no-fault system for accidents on or after April 1, 2019, anywhere from 80 to 90%......

David Eby, NDP’s AG, is attempting to blame ICBC’s financial woes on the BC Liberal government and their failure to follow through with the 2014 accounting report which recommended changes to the ICBC system, including Capping “minor” injury claims. He basically suggests that, had the......

  Rookie AG David Eby did a rookie move. He acted before he listened to the experts. In so doing, he created a MORE EXPENSIVE system that will increase ICBC’s costs not lower them. Here is why. The bad driver, who creates the accident, now......

The recent Ernest and Young report on ICBC’s financial trouble was leaked to the media recently. While I have not have occasion to read the Ernest and Young report, it seems that they probably missed the easiest and most equitable way of placing ICBC in......

The average North American has an attention span of 8.5 seconds and distractions are everywhere. In fact, we’re inviting distraction; 91% of adults have their smartphone within an arm’s reach. So with a shorter attention span and seemingly infinite information at our fingertips, how do......

If you’ve been in a car accident and are now in the midst of an ICBC claim, it’s important you take the necessary steps to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Often, the best way to make sure you receive a fair settlement with ICBC......

ICBC, in recent time, is claiming escalating costs are driving up premiums that the British Columbia motorists have to pay. Of course, the motoring public, when faced with news of premium rate increases, reacts negatively. The ill-informed press blame lawyers, expensive cars, and even the......

First and foremost, if someone is seriously hurt, call 911. If everyone is okay, follow the guide below. Wondering what you should do right after a car accident? Often, the element of shock or injury may prevent you from making logical decisions on how to......

The grind, the ups, the downs, the alone time, the time with the team – I love it all. Being a lawyer is truly a gift, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I knew I wanted to become a lawyer at a young age,......

As an Associate counsel for a prominent personal injury firm, I started to realize it was important to move on to start my own law firm. It seemed to me that there were five obvious signs that told me that it is time to move......

The media in British Columbia is regularly reporting on the rising costs associated with the ICBC insurance system in the Province of British Columbia. However, no one seems to be speaking about “the elephant in the room”. I have been working in the area of......

Every lawyer, regardless of abilities, will lose a case from time to time because, despite your best efforts, factors outside of your control may result in the loss. For example, you may get an unfavorable jury or judge who has a bias in a direction......

There are more than 10 things lawyers can’t live without to efficiently practice law and those items are for all lawyers regardless of practice area or practice style. However, for this article I’ve put together the 10 things that have helped me immensely and continue......

Being more productive is something most professionals are trying to do. Part of living a rewarding life means having and achieving goals, both personal and professionally. During my early days as an attorney I often burned the midnight oil at both ends – pushing myself......

Law firms may lose 20 - 30$ million dollars due to the ICBC minor cap, which would affect the government and employees dramatically.   With the introduction of the ICBC’s no-fault system for accidents on or after April 1, 2019, anywhere from 80 to 90% of all...

David Eby, NDP’s AG, is attempting to blame ICBC’s financial woes on the BC Liberal government and their failure to follow through with the 2014 accounting report which recommended changes to the ICBC system, including Capping “minor” injury claims. He basically suggests that, had the...

  Rookie AG David Eby did a rookie move. He acted before he listened to the experts. In so doing, he created a MORE EXPENSIVE system that will increase ICBC’s costs not lower them. Here is why. The bad driver, who creates the accident, now has access to...

The recent Ernest and Young report on ICBC's financial trouble was leaked to the media recently. While I have not have occasion to read the Ernest and Young report, it seems that they probably missed the easiest and most equitable way of placing ICBC in...

The average North American has an attention span of 8.5 seconds and distractions are everywhere. In fact, we’re inviting distraction; 91% of adults have their smartphone within an arm’s reach. So with a shorter attention span and seemingly infinite information at our fingertips, how do...

If you’ve been in a car accident and are now in the midst of an ICBC claim, it’s important you take the necessary steps to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Often, the best way to make sure you receive a fair settlement with ICBC...

ICBC, in recent time, is claiming escalating costs are driving up premiums that the British Columbia motorists have to pay. Of course, the motoring public, when faced with news of premium rate increases, reacts negatively. The ill-informed press blame lawyers, expensive cars, and even the...

Wondering if you can trust ICBC when it comes to your claim? The ICBC claim process can bring forward a lot of questions. What should I know about ICBC claims? Can I trust my ICBC adjuster? Should I get a lawyer? Like any big company with thousands of employees, you...

First and foremost, if someone is seriously hurt, call 911. If everyone is okay, follow the guide below. Wondering what you should do right after a car accident? Often, the element of shock or injury may prevent you from making logical decisions on how to act, what...