The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, or ICBC, offers basic public automobile insurance as well as optional coverage. When an auto accident occurs, particularly one that involves severe injury or death, the ICBC claims process can be complicated and may leave you without the full compensation you’re owed for out of pocket expenses, income loss and pain and suffering. Many people believe that hiring a lawyer could harm their ICBC injury claim, but the truth is just the opposite.
An ICBC injury claims lawyer can help you in several ways including:
- Maximizing your claim by preserving and compiling evidence from the accident
- Making sure your rights are protected
- Ensuring that your injuries and associated costs such as lost wages are adequately covered when ICBC claims adjustor offers financial compensation
You may not realize the full amount of reimbursement you can pursue if you decide to go through the ICBC claims process alone. Additionally, there is a statute of limitations that applies to these claims. You have two years from the date of the accident to either settle your claim or start a legal action to protect your claim. Meeting with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible can move the process along to maximize your compensation.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in British Columbia, please contact our ICBC lawyers as soon as possible at 604-730-4120 to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers at Stephens & Holman specialize in ICBC claims and serve clients in Vancouver and across the province. We have 24 conveniently located offices or we can visit you in the hospital or at your home.