We specialize in ICBC claims and Personal Injury claims.
We work on files where you pay legal fees based on a percentage of what you ultimately recover. You only pay legal fees if you receive compensation.
The percentage charged varies depending on the type and complexity of your case. Our fee structure is very competitive to ensure that you pay reaso...
We are a personal injury law firm that has the knowledge and experience to ensure a fair settlement with ICBC. Our legal team possesses over a decade of knowledge acting for ICBC which we apply to help you get the best results from your ICBC claim. The legal team has also attended well over 200 S...
Often, when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the element of shock or injury may prevent you from making logical decisions. If possible, try to preserve the evidence as much as possible because you never know what will come in handy.
The Motor Vehicle Act requires all individuals involved in a motor vehicle accident to remain at the accident scene, to render assistance and to exchange vehicle registration and license information with all parties involved in the accident. The Motor Vehicle Act also requires those involved in the accident to report the accident to the local police force within 24 hours in urban areas and within 48 hours in rural areas. The need to report only applies if the damages exceed $1,000 ($600 if a motorcycle is involved). When in doubt, it is best to simply report the accident to the police as soon as possible. Indeed, it is good practice, unless the accident was extremely minor and all parties agree to...Readmore: The First Steps to Take Immediately After a Car Accident
An individual injured in a car accident is faced with the issue of whether or not to hire a lawyer. People tend to stay away from lawyers because of the perception that they are expensive. However, in the case of ICBC claims, often they are a necessary component of the claim.
If ICBC was prepared to offer full value of the claim to unrepresented claimants then there would be a lot less lawyers practicing in the area of personal injury litigation. However, since most ICBC adjusters are trying to keep their “severities” (the amount they pay per claim) down you are unlikely to get an offer from ICBC that represents the full value of the claim. Hence, using a lawyer almost always gets you more money at the end of the claim than without a lawyer.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is very important to see a doctor as soon as possible to document the injuries. This will not only help you in in your recovery but also help avoid the argument from ICBC that you were not injured in the accident because you never sought early medical treatment.
If you cannot get in to see your regular doctor within 24 hours of the accident, try a walk-in clinic or emergency ward. Waiting a few days to see a doctor after an accident only heightens ICBC’s concerns about your injury claim. After all, according to ICBC, if you didn’t seek immediate treatment how injured can you possibly be?Readmore: Initial Medical Care