Sometimes the word “lawyer” scares people. There is a feeling or perception that lawyers are expensive or aggressive or intimidating. In ICBC injury claims, lawyers are becoming an important part of the investigation, medical-legal evidence, negotiation, settlement, and/or court process. You need to make sure you go through the exercise of finding the right lawyer for you, and use the no-fee free initial consultation to do that. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
ICBC has a mandate or objective to reduce exposures and pay out injury claims at the least amount possible. If ICBC was prepared to offer full value based on percent case law to unrepresented people, then there would be no need for personal injury lawyers. That typically won’t happen and a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer almost always gets you more money at the end of the claim than trying to handle the claim without a lawyer. Sometimes, hiring a personal injury lawyer is important at the outset. These situations could include … To read the remainder of the article.
This article is intended to be an overview of the law and is for informational purposes only. Readers are cautioned that this article does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied on as such. Rather, readers should obtain specific legal advice in relation to the issues they are facing.