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Vancouver Head Office

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400

Surrey Consultation Office

7404 King George Blvd. Suite 200

Burnaby Consultation Oflice

4720 Kingsway Suite 2600

Kelowna Consultation Office

1631 Dickson Avenue Suite 1100

Richmond Consultation Office

5811 Cooney Road Suite 305 South Tower

ONTARIO OFFICES

Toronto Head Office

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor

Thunder Bay Consultation Office

278 Algoma Street South

Windsor Main Office

13158 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 38

Barrie Main Office

299 Lakeshore Drive. Suite 200

Mississauga Consultation Office

2233 Argentia Rd. Suite 302, East Tower

Ottawa Main Office

1081 Carling Avenue, Suite 704

Peterborough Consultation Office

459 George Street North

Orangeville Consultation Office

PO Box 157

Toronto Main Office

5075 Yonge Street. Suite 805

ICBC Settlements Process

When you have been hurt in an accident, it is important to identify a law firm with experience handling many different ICBC car or vehicle accident claims in recent history. The law firm that you choose makes a difference. Professional representation and experience in the field are critical for a positive outcome in your case.

Protect Yourself with the Right Lawyer

One of the most important things you can do after an accident has happened is to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. ICBC claims in injuries can run the gamut and can include many different types of medical conditions. In the event that you have suffered one of more of these, you need to consult with a lawyer sooner rather than later. Some of the most common types of ICBC claims represented include:

  •    Brain injuries
  •    Soft tissue injuries
  •    Concussions
  •    Driving anxiety
  •    Broken bones
  •    Depression
  •    Neck and back injuries
  •    Post-traumatic stress disorder

These injuries could be the result of a rear-end collision, cyclist accident, hit and run accident, intersection accident, or pedestrian accident. If you have been unable to return to work as a result of a recent car accident, a knowledgeable Vancouver car accident lawyer can assist you with getting the money you need to replace your lost income. Some of the important stages of your case that can be managed by an attorney include:

  •    Fighting for payment of benefits from your individual disability insurance provider.
  •    Fighting for payment of lost wages from ICBC directly.
  •    Obtaining a temporary loan through a settlement lending company so that you can pay your medical bills and focus on recovery during this time.

What You Need to Know About How The ICBC Settlement Process Works

One of the most important things you can do immediately after being injured in an accident is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your lawyer’s primary goal should be to obtain a fair settlement for your injuries. This may mean that your case ultimately goes to court, but many cases can be successfully resolved in the settlement process. In either case, it helps to have an attorney at your side to help explain the process to you and to advise you whether or not a settlement offer is truly fair.

The Right Law Firm Can Make a Difference

With past experience handling many ICBC injury claims, our law firm is well versed in how to manage this process and keep you informed as it evolves. The most important thing to realize about an ICBC settlement is the value of medical evidence. The most comprehensive medical evidence can help to support your injuries. Many people count on the insurance company helping them during an accident claim. However, they may minimize or deny your claim entirely. This is why it is important to have your medical evidence collected in full before moving forward with your claim.

A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Vancouver can help speak directly to your doctors and obtain opinions as well as reports from them directly. Your attorney may also assist you in scheduling medical appointments with specialists outside of your traditional physician to assess those injuries. Consulting with these professionals helps to craft a case based on medical evidence that can then be presented to ICBC about the all the ways that you have been limited and injured as a result of your accident. Settlements can also be based on other evidence, such as information from your friends, family, your employer and the victim as well.

Getting statements from them about how the accident has impacted the victim can help to account for your losses and costs. This information may be presented as a supplement to the medical evidence given to the ICBC to help you obtain a fair settlement. Witnesses can also be a crucial component of an ICBC settlement. This is particularly true in the event that you are being blamed for the accident itself. In the event that you are being blamed for an accident, ICBC may provide challenges to you that could be addressed by your Vancouver personal injury attorney. Your personal injury lawyer should work hard to identify and interview any critical witnesses to the accident.

Getting Help from A Lawyer Helps Ensure That ICBC Treats You Fairly

A knowledgeable ICBC injury claims attorney in Vancouver can assist you in the event that the claims adjustors are calling and harassing you. If you do not retain a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Vancouver as soon as possible, there is a good chance that the ICBC claims adjustor will continue to contact you many times over and over again.

You might think that they are just doing their job or reaching out to be friendly, but the truth is that they are gathering as much information as possible about your case and this information could ultimately be used against you at a later date. In the event that you hire an experienced Vancouver personal injury lawyer, you will get the peace of mind that the calls from ICBC will cease immediately. Your attorney becomes the intermediary, consulting with ICBC directly so that you can focus on healing and recovery during this critical time. While your lawyers work hard to prepare your claim for settlement, you do not have to worry about this added element of your personal injury claim. ICBC may make every effort possible to obtain your private information.

If you do not have an injury lawyer working hard on your behalf, ICBC may be able to obtain access to your medical records without any concerns or consideration for your privacy. This could be troubling for any victim who is already feeling like they are coping with enough challenges as a result of an accident. ICBC may be eligible to talk to your doctors and employers and ask any questions they want.

As dedicated injury attorneys, we work hard to ensure that ICBC does not reach out to these individuals on your behalf and that they only have access to the relevant details in your case. An ICBC claims injury lawyer will also prove extremely helpful in assisting you with getting the medical treatment that you need. You may need to see a specialist and our network allows us to tap into getting you an appointment with such specialists sooner rather than later. There is no doubt that a serious car or vehicle accident has the potential to turn your life upside down.
Our ICBC injury lawyers work hard on your behalf to ensure that you have someone fighting for you and that you are treated fairly and appropriately by ICBC over the course of the case. Do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney to learn more.