Penticton Car Accident Lawyers
In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Even people involved in seemingly minor collisions or fender benders who do not immediately feel as though they have sustained serious injuries could, in fact, suffer long-lasting, painful repercussions.
The injuries sustained in car accidents can vary in severity from moderate to catastrophic. Depending on the severity of injuries sustained in the collision and the impact those injuries have on a car accident survivor’s overall quality of life, they might be entitled to financial compensation.
All car accidents in the province must be reported to ICBC, the Crown corporation that exclusively provides auto insurance coverage to motorists in British Columbia. ICBC has recently instituted a major overhaul to the manner in which they allocate accident benefits to injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions.
On May 1, 2021, ICBC’s new “enhanced care” model of insurance coverage went into effect. Under this new system, anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision should be entitled to collect no-fault accident benefits to offset the costs of injury-related expenses that they have incurred. These benefits are available to all parties injured in the car accident, even if their own negligence caused the crash in the first place.
Unfortunately, ICBC’s new “enhanced care” model makes it more difficult for injured car accident victims to access the care and financial support they need. Injured car accident survivors who were hurt in collisions after May 1, 2021 no longer have the option to sue negligent drivers whose wrongful conduct on the road led to the collision in which their injuries were sustained. Furthermore, if ICBC decides to deny an injured car crash survivor’s claim for benefits or offers them an unfairly low settlement amount, there are few avenues in which to appeal their decision.
However, if your accident occurred before May 1, 2021 and was the result of another driver’s negligence, our Penticton car accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. To review the details of your case with our car accident lawyers serving Penticton, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
ICBC’s decision to deny injured accident survivors their right to advocate for themselves has already had devastating consequences for regular people who have been seriously harmed by the actions of negligent, dangerous drivers. The “enhanced care” system will continue causing real-world challenges for injured car accident victims in Penticton and, indeed, throughout the entire province. To express your displeasure with these significant changes, contact your MLA and ask them to repeal this unfair insurance model.
Speak with Our Car Accident Lawyers Serving Penticton
Regardless of when your injury-causing accident took place, our Penticton car accident lawyers want to hear from you. Even if your collision occurred after May 1, 2021, our car accident lawyers may be able to help you complete your ICBC claim and provide you with personalized, case-specific advice about your options for financial recovery.
To take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Penticton car accident lawyers, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.