last oct i got rear ended in my jeep cherokee. it is all jacked up and has some pretty big upgrades, so they decide not to write it off... the final bill was around 7grand. it's a '98, and if i could get 8500$ before the accident for it i would of been pretty happy, but because of the mods, they felt they would fix it. i even suggested removing all the mods on my own ticket to write it off. nope.
so i sued them in small claims. had a little meeting with the judge and icbc ppl and the judge decided it was worthy of a court date. i sued for 3700$, and they offered me 500$. i declined and then they offered 1000$ which i took. i really wanted 1500, but hey, this is ok.
icbc REFUSES to acknowledge depreciation when you are involved in an accident. and i refuse to lie about or not disclose the total amount of damages done to the vehicle.
by the way the icbc adjuster originally estimated the damage at 3700$. idiot.