What Happens To My Case?
Why do I need a laywer?
If you are dealing with ICBC on your own, call us. If the amount ICBC is offering you is fair, we will confirm this at no charge and you can continue dealing with ICBC. Often the amounts ICBC offer self-represented people are well below what they would be entitled to if they were represented by a lawyer. We won't act for a client unless it is clear to us that the amount a client will receive after paying legal fees is more than the client will receive in dealing directly with the insurance company.
How is the lawyer paid?
We are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any legal fees unless we recover money for you. Additionally, we offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case before you decide to retain us.
Do I have a case?
Don't decide on your own whether or not you have a case. British Columbia has a universal vehicle insurance coverage scheme set up under our provincial legislation. There are many situations where injured people have coverage under the scheme which they may be unaware of. If you have been injured, call us to determine whether or not you have a case.
What is the value of my case?
Every case is unique, and the value of different cases varies significantly. Injured people can claim the following types of damages in a personal injury claim: pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life; lost past and future capacity to earn income; all out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of an accident; all future expenses that are medically justified to care for an injured person for the rest of their life; and reimbursement for the care that loved ones give an injured person following an accident.
Do I need a local lawyer?
You do not need a local lawyer. We act for clients throughout British Columbia. If you live outside of the Lower Mainland, call our toll-free number for a free, no obligation consultation.