In Vancouver, and all across B.C., when you are involved in a car accident you need to file a claim with ICBC to receive compensation for your injuries. What many may not realize is that hiring a lawyer will not interfere with your ICBC claim. In fact, having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side can help you understand your rights regarding the benefits you should receive.
At Stephens & Holman, we have the knowledge and experience to help you with your accident claim so that you can get the most for your pain and suffering. Unfortunately, many people don't realize this and may lose out on potential compensation. The following are a few facts about hiring a lawyer for your ICBC claim:
- Hiring a lawyer will not hurt your ICBC claim. A lawyer can help make sure your rights are protected
- A lawyer can preserve crucial evidence after an accident that may translate into financial compensation
- If an accident was partially your fault, a lawyer can still help you recover compensation
- If you were in an accident in B.C. as a tourist, a lawyer can help you maximize your recovery and can easily work with you even if you live far away
The statute of limitations that applies to filing a claim in court is normally two years from the date of the accident. We recommend speaking with a lawyer before you meet with an ICBC adjuster and filing your claim as soon as possible to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to another's negligence, contact the law firm of Stephens & Holman by calling us at 604-730-4120 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We proudly serve greater Vancouver and all of British Columbia.