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Whistler ICBC Lawyer

If you or a loved one sustained catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle collision, do not hesitate the seek the service of our team of Whistler ICBC lawyers. Preszler Law provides expert legal representation in Vancouver and surrounding territories north of the metro.

B.C. Driver Bad Habits Lead To Roughly 900 Accidents A Day

British Columbia sees an average of 300,000 automobile accidents reported to ICBC each year. This includes roughly 89,000 serious injuries and 261 fatalities. Top contributing factors include: risky driving, speeding, intoxication, and distraction.

According to ICBC polls, 75 percent admit to bad driving habits like speeding, tailgating, and failing to yield right of way, and 40 percent of drivers confess they “may have forgotten some of the rules of the road.” Frustration with other motorists on the road, combined with increased traffic and construction, has led to an increasing number of accidents year after year.

5 Reasons You Need an ICBC Law Firm

You may be wondering whether you truly need an ICBC law firm or whether you could negotiate with ICBC on your own. More than half of claimants do negotiate through lawyers. Here’s why:

  • ICBC will not act solely in your best interest. ICBC is in the business of insurance. They want to preserve their bottom line just like any other business. Sometimes this means paying you less than what your injuries are worth quickly and quietly, hoping you won’t notice.
  • Injuries are more expensive to treat these days. The average claim for a MINOR injury went up from $8,220 in 2012 to $30,038 in 2016. You can’t risk getting left with a lowball settlement offer that will not protect you during your recovery period.
  • ICBC might consider your injuries “minor.” How ICBC categorizes your injuries makes a huge difference in how much money you receive. The average pain and suffering award was $16,500 in 2016, but it has since been capped at $5,500 for “minor injuries.” Major injuries are not subject to this cap. The government explicitly designated sprains, strains, aches, cuts, bruises, whiplash, concussions, and mental health issues as “minor” injuries as of April 1, 2019. Mental health injuries can be considered “major” if they persist for more than four months, and soft tissue injuries if they last more than 12 months. Having the right lawyer will ensure your injuries are not minimized, and that our clients see the right medical professionals and receive proper treatment
  • Your ICBC lawyer will make sure evidence is gathered. Sometimes automotive shops are quick to repair a vehicle — before all the evidence is documented and collected. Calling a lawyer right away will aid in the initial investigation, capturing surveillance data if it exists, interviewing eyewitnesses, and assembling valuable notes from a forensic crash investigator
  • It will be easier to decide what full and proper compensation should be for your case. It’s easy enough to add up all your medical bills and pay stubs to determine what your current costs are. But how can you estimate the future expenses of your long-term recovery? It helps to work with someone who has a network of experts like economists and respected doctors– someone who has dealt with thousands of cases and knows what to expect from the courts.

 How Much Do ICBC Lawyers Cost?

We understand your financial duress, which is why we offer a FREE CONSULTATION. Should you decide to work with our Whistler ICBC lawyers, we ask NOTHING upfront. If your case wins, you will be expected to pay 33 percent of the total amount achieved. This fee is government-regulated and standard across all ICBC law firms. Contact Preszler Law to speak with an experienced ICBC lawyer today.

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Victoria, BC
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Vancouver, BC
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