If I hire a lawyer, will it negatively impact my ICBC claim?
How can an accident lawyer help me deal with ICBC?
If I was partially or wholly at fault for an auto accident, am I entitled to ICBC benefits?
I was injured in an accident while on vacation. Who will pay my claim?
Is there a statute of limitation on auto accident claims?
No. It would be considered highly illegal and unethical for an adjuster to treat you differently, or minimize your benefits because you retain legal counsel. Hiring a lawyer is not an aggressive action of intimidation, it is rather a move to level the playing field and help inform you of your rights after an accident.
Your local legal team can help maximize your claim and make sure your rights are protected during the claim process. A skilled legal team can preserve crucial evidence after an accident and present the details of your case in a way that translates effectively into financial compensation.
You most likely will still be entitled to recover a benefit amount because ICBC policies contain “no fault benefits.” Contact a skilled Vancouver personal injury lawyer for more information on entitlement.
The insurance company that controls almost all auto accident policies in British Columbia is ICBC Chances are you will be dealing with this company and trying to get an ICBC adjuster to pay out an acceptable amount. We encourage tourists injured in B.C. to hire a local lawyer to maximize their recovery. Read more about tourist accidents.
Yes – according to B.C. law, accident victims have 2 years from the accident date to file a lawsuit in order to prosecute their claim. However, we recommend that you consult a lawyer early on, while evidence and details are new and fresh in people’s memories, and to secure the maximum recovery amount.
The law firm you choose makes a difference. Call or email ICBC settlements and claims lawyers Stephens & Holman BEFORE you discuss your accident with an ICBC adjuster. You can meet with us for a free, no-obligation consultation and pay us only after you collect!