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New Westminster ICBC Lawyer

If you have been in a car accident in New Westminster, chances are that you have had some interaction with the Insurance Company of British Columbia. ICBC is the chartered crown corporation that insures virtually every motor vehicle in British Columbia.

Any claim that you file with the ICBC will be one of several hundred car insurance claims that the agency addresses every month. Rather than dealing with the ICBC on your own, you can improve your opportunity to file a successful claim by retaining the help of an ICBC law firm. The New Westminster lawyers at Preszler Law can assist you with your claim and help verify that your case gets the attention it deserves.

What Do You Need to File a Claim With the ICBC?

An ICBC lawyer at our firm will help you to focus on the critical elements of filing your claim:

  • First and foremost, you need to notify the ICBC of the accident, as quickly as you can. To qualify for Part 7 “no fault” insurance benefits, you need to file your claim in writing no later than thirty days after the accident. You also need to complete an ICBC proof of claim form within ninety days.
  • You will need to provide the ICBC with all basic information about the accident, including the time and location of the accident, the identities of other drivers and passengers who were involved in the accident, and driver’s license and witness information.
  • Beyond gathering this basic information, you should take photographs of the accident scene, note weather and traffic conditions, and collect past maintenance and repair information about your vehicle. Proving that your vehicle was well-maintained and in good operating condition will preclude an argument that poor maintenance of your car contributed to the accident.
  • You should also promptly file a report of the accident with the local police.

If you are recovering from significant property losses and serious injuries, the extra burden of filing a timely claim with the ICBC can be a daunting task. An ICBC lawyer can assume the burden of dealing with the ICBC bureaucracy and allow you to focus on your recovery.

How Much Will a New Westminster ICBC Lawyer Charge?

If you retain an ICBC lawyer from Preszler Law, your initial consultation about your case and claims will be complimentary. If you retain us and we agree to represent you, you will owe us nothing unless and until we recover compensation payments for you. Our fees will be paid out of those payments, and you will never be asked to reimburse us directly for any out-of-pocket fees or expenses.

Our lawyers are available to discuss your case at any time of day or night. Our lawyers and support staff are fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Farsi, Hindi, and Urdu. We speak to you in your language, and we will not charge you when you call our firm to ask about how we can help you to file a claim with the ICBC.

How Will the ICBC Evaluate Your Claim?

Insurance claims adjusters at the ICBC will likely seek to minimize the payments that the company makes to injured parties. Those adjusters may, for example, offer a minimal settlement that only accounts for your current medical bills, without considering your prospective medical expenses or your physical or mental trauma. The ICBC can use any information that you provide to argue that you did not suffer severe damages or injuries. Accordingly, you need to be very careful about what you say when you discuss your accident with an ICBC representative.

An experienced ICBC lawyer might rebut unfairly low settlement offers, for example, with arguments that demonstrate the full extent of your injuries as well as the long-term medical costs and expenses that you face.

You have a right to legal representation when you are dealing with the ICBC. In a large number of claim situations, an ICBC lawyer can be the difference between a large reimbursement and no reimbursement at all.

Preszler Law Represents Injured Accident Victims in New Westminster And Throughout B.C.

Preszler Law expanded its services into New Westminster to help the area’s residents recover the full amount of compensation they deserve after they suffer property losses and injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Please call us today to speak with a New Westminster ICBC lawyer.  All initial consultations are free of charge.

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