When car accidents occur, the damages you suffer can be severe. In addition to the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle, you may be facing a mountain of medical expenses due to injuries wthat prevent you from working or providing for yourself and your loved ones. In these situations, compensation may be available through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), but actually getting all the benefits to which you may be entitled can prove challenging.
At Preszler Law, we have been helping to protect the rights of car accident victims in British Columbia since 1959. Our experienced Nanaimo ICBC Lawyers provide the professional representation you need when filing a claim. We guide you through every aspect of your case, to help ensure you get the maximum amount you need to recover.
According to ICBC crash statistics, roughly 44,000 car accidents on Vancouver Island were reported to the ICBC in 2016. More than 7,000 of these accidents result in serious and potentially fatal injuries each year. In addition to drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians often end up being involved in these crashes.
When any type of motor vehicle accident occurs, Preszler Law is here to help you hold responsible parties accountable. Cases our Nanaimo ICBC lawyers represent include allegations of the following:
In accidents where the other driver is at fault, you may be entitled to file a claim against his or her insurance policy for the injuries and property damages you suffer. Even if the other driver is not insured, you may still be entitled to compensation through an ICBC claim.
ICBC basic auto insurance coverage is mandatory for all drivers in British Columbia. This provides third party liability coverage to cover other drivers in the event of a car accident for which you are at fault. It also provides basic accident benefits to cover you and any passengers in your vehicle. If you are in an accident in which another driver is responsible, you may be able to collect benefits through your own or the other driver’s policy. Benefits you may be entitled to include:
While the basic policy has set limits for the amount you can claim, ICBC also offers optional coverage that you can purchase to better protect yourself when car accidents occur. Unfortunately, collecting on these benefits is often a complicated process. As a business, the ICBC saves money if they can find a reason to deny or downplay your claim.
Even a seemingly minor car accident can result in severe and potentially disabling injuries. If you have been in an accident, you need an experienced ICBC lawyer in Nanaimo, such as those at Preszler Law. We represent clients in ICBC claims who have suffered any injuries, including the following:
To get compensation for the above, the ICBC claims process requires submitting multiple types of paperwork within designated deadlines. Under British Columbia law, the Motor Vehicles Act gives ICBC the authority to deny claims if this information is not submitted properly. Having an experienced ICBC lawyer helps to ensure important procedures are followed. We conduct extextensive investigations into every aspect of your case to help you get the maximum amount you deserve.
Before speaking with the ICBC or accepting any settlement, call or contact Preszler Law first. We can arrange a free consultation with a Nanaimo ICBC lawyer to discuss your case, the injuries you suffered, and the amount of compensation you need to recover.