Kamloops ICBC Lawyer

According to ICBC, drivers in British Columbia are involved in an average of 300,000 car accidents each year, with roughly 60,000 of those resulting in injuries or fatalities. With three major highways and plenty of attractions to get drivers on the road, Kamloops has its share of accidents. When you or a loved one are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to recover under your ICBC policy. However, it’s important to consider that your chances of obtaining a fair settlement may be better when you work with an ICBC law firm such as Preszler Law.

What you need to prove to receive ICBC benefits

There are three types of benefits available under ICBC: property damage, tort liability, and Part 7 benefits. For vehicle damage or tort liability coverage of personal injuries, a claimant needs to be able to prove that the other driver was negligent. Part 7 benefits, however, are no-fault benefits that can provide financial assistance regardless of who was legally to blame for the crash.

A Kamloops ICBC lawyer at Preszler Law can provide valuable assistance regardless of which type of claim is at issue. As soon as you retain our services, we go straight to work creating a plan of action, gathering evidence, and estimating your claim for damages.

Common causes of car accidents

Since 2008, police reports in B.C. have only tracked contributing factors in fatal crashes. The majority involve at least one of the following three: speed, impairment, or distraction; all of which are examples of avoidable, human error. Preszler Law has considerable experience identifying the telltale signs of error on the part of the other driver. We also rely on our own team of experts, including engineers, doctors, and accident reconstructionists who can help explain how an accident occurred, and how it caused the alleged injuries.

Benefits of working with an ICBC lawyer

In today’s high-tech world, there is a lot we can teach ourselves by simply following automated prompts and watching online tutorials. However, we do not recommend that you “help yourself” when dealing with the Insurance Company of British Columbia after sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Here are some reasons that you will be better off working with an ICBC lawyer:

  • Filing a claim requires adhering to strict deadlines, from notifying ICBC of the accident within a prompt period to filing any necessary lawsuit before the limitations period expires
  • ICBC representatives do not willingly pay out the full value of a claim; you need to be willing and able to fight for fair compensation
  • Anything you say to an ICBC adjuster can be used against you; if insurance representatives attribute liability for the accident to your actions, your financial recovery in a third-party liability claim may be limited

The ICBC claims process is not easy to navigate when you are also recovering from an injury and potentially unable to work. However, the ICBC lawyers at Preszler Law are available to assist by providing competent advice and strong advocacy. Call to discuss your case with one of our representatives. Consultations are always free.

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