ICBC “no fault” benefits, commonly called “Part-7 benefits,” may entitle you to collect compensation following an automobile accident even if you were partially to blame. To be eligible for Part-7 benefits, you must meet criteria including:
- Owning a vehicle insured with ICBC
- Being a member of the vehicle owner’s household
- Being an occupant of a vehicle licensed in BC, or an occupant of a vehicle not required to be licensed in BC but driven by a person with a BC driver’s license
- Being a cyclist or pedestrian who collided with a vehicle described in an owner’s certificate
- Being a resident of BC who is entitled to bring an action for injury or death under the Insurance (Vehicle) Act. This includes issues such as hit and run and uninsured motorist provisions
- Being the personal representative of a deceased insured
- Being a resident of BC who holds a valid driver’s certificate and members of his or her household
Why You Need an Attorney
Even if you are entitled to Part-7 benefits claim with ICBC, it is helpful to have an attorney on your side. The ICBC settlement attorneys at Stephens & Holman have years of experience helping people injured in accidents and can help ensure you are treated fairly and provided maximum compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in British Columbia and need help with an ICBC settlement, please contact Stephens & Holman today to schedule a free initial consultation.