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Accident Lawyer Coquitlam

Traffic accidents are a serious public safety problem in communities throughout British Columbia. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) reports that there are an average of 290,000 auto accidents in this province every year. Many of these crashes happen in Coquitlam. In fact, the ICBC reports that the third most dangerous stretch of road in all British Columbia is located in the City of Coquitlam: Brunette Avenue and the Brunette Avenue off ramp.

Injured auto accident victims must be able to get access to the full and fair injury compensation that they need to recover from their crash. Unfortunately, ICBC does not always make the claims process easy on injured victims. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our dedicated

Coquitlam accident lawyers

We have extensive experience handling ICBC claims and other car accident injury claims. If you were hurt in a crash in Coquitlam, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm for an immediate review of your case.

What You Need to Know About ICBC Benefits (Part 7 Benefits)

All drivers in British Columbia have an obligation to carry ‘no fault’ car insurance coverage. This coverage is offered by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). In the unfortunate event that you are injured in an accident, you are eligible to seek no fault benefits under your ICBC plan. These benefits are often referred to as Part 7 Benefits, as that is the section of the policy under which they are found. ICBC benefits may potentially be available for:

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While Part 7 Benefits are issued on a ‘no fault’ basis, that does not mean that they are necessarily easy to obtain. If you were hurt in a crash in Coquitlam, it is highly recommended that you are represented by an experienced lawyer who can ensure that your claim is properly filed and your damages are thoroughly documented so that you can recover the full financial compensation that is available to you and your family.

Understanding ICBC Claims Procedure

Following an accident, you must be sure to follow the ICBC’s mandated claims process. Small mistakes during the early stages of the claims process could potentially take thousands of dollars out of your pocket. The best thing that you can do to protect yourself is to get a qualified Coquitlam ICBC lawyer by your side as soon as possible. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we have deep experience with ICBC claims. Our legal team can help you recover the full benefits that are owed to you. If you considering an ICBC claim, British Columbia car accident victims must always be sure to:

  • Report the collision to ICBC;
  • Send in a well-drafted narrative description of the crash;
  • Provide additional to details regarding injuries sustained; and
  • Fill out and submit the ICBC proof of claim form.

The accident should be reported as soon as practicable and within one month (30 days) of the wreck. The proof of claim should be submitted with in three months (90 days) of the wreck. If you do not comply with these deadlines, you may have trouble getting your full ICBC benefits.

When can You Hold a Negligent Driver Liable in Coquitlam

While Coquitlam auto accident victims are always entitled to seek no-fault ICBC benefits, they may also be able to recover fault-based compensation from the negligent party that caused their accident. This is an important path of compensation that must always be thoroughly explored. In most cases, negligence claims are brought against other drivers. Indeed, the vast majority of British Columbia car accidents are caused by driver errors. Some common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Excessive speed;
  • Driving too closely;
  • Reckless lane changes;
  • Running stop signs;
  • Running red lights;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Texting while driving;
  • Using a cell phone while driving; and
  • Drunk driving.

Our Coquitlam accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to help you hold the negligent party legally accountable for your accident. We are prepared to pursue all available avenues to help you recover financial compensation.

Contact Our Coquitlam Accident Lawyers Today

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we are committed to protecting the legal rights and financial interests of motor vehicle accident victims in Coquitlam, British Columbia. If you or your family member was hurt in a traffic collision, our legal team is prepared to help you fight to recover every dollar you deserve.

To get your free, no strings attached case evaluation, please call Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-844-373-8202. Our Coquitlam personal injury lawyers handle on car accident claims on contingency — there are never any upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs for you.

Connect With Our Legal Team

Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in British Columbia so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.


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