Car accidents remain a significant issue in British Columbia, and the roadways of Prince George are no exception. Many of these accidents are significant, with drivers and passengers sustaining severe injuries. While compensation for those injuries is a possibility, the claims must go through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) first.
With ICBC policies, you have the right to recover some monetary compensation for your injuries regardless of whether you were the at-fault party or not. However, a full recovery is only available if you can show that another driver was responsible for your injuries. Obtaining these damages can be challenging, but an experienced ICBC law firm may be able to help.
Benefits in an ICBC claim
The benefits available under an ICBC claim are also known as “Part 7 benefits.” Any driver injured within the province has the right to seek benefits from ICBC. British Columbia residents involved in an accident elsewhere also have the opportunity to file a claim. The benefits available under Part 7 include:
Even if you are entitled to Part 7 benefits, ICBC can require that you first submit to an examination from a doctor of their choosing. Failing to comply with these requests can cost you your shot at recovering damages. Thankfully, an experienced ICBC lawyer can help you prepare for a meeting with ICBC doctors.
Investigating an accident
Getting to the bottom of what caused your vehicle accident is a critical step. However, insurance adjusters with ICBC rarely take the time to investigate your crash thoroughly. Given the enormous volume of cases they handle, many ICBC investigations are deficient. You do not have to leave your claim to the whims of an adjuster, however. An ICBC lawyer can take the steps necessary to get to the bottom of your accident.
Some of the critical facts your lawyer should seek out include:
Our commitment to our clients
It is a commonly held belief that the services of a lawyer are costly. However, at Preszler Law, we only get paid if we are successful in your case. Should we recover the benefits you deserve, our fee comes out as a percentage of your recovery. If we are unsuccessful, you owe us nothing.
Our law firm prides itself on our customer service, which is why you can reach us at any time. Our initial consultations are always free, and you are under no obligation to hire us after discussing your case with our compassionate, hard-working lawyers.
We value communication, which is why we promise you can speak to a lawyer when you request to do so. British Columbia is a diverse province, and we make every effort to accommodate or clients. That is why we are prepared to serve you in the following languages:
To learn more about recovering your Part 7 damages, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.