Car accidents happen every day throughout British Columbia, and ICBC is involved in these claims. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a provincial Crown corporation that provides basic and optional vehicle insurance for all BC drivers. All relevant auto accident injury claims go through this system and process.
ICBC's interests are those of the corporation and not necessarily claimants. Accident victims have the right to a lawyer following a crash and do not have to rely on the advice of ICBC to ensure their benefits are paid out appropriately. In fact, you should seek independent advice and help because any statements made to ICBC can be used against you in limiting or denying your claim.
Personal injury lawyer Michael Golden and our Vancouver car accident legal team represent clients in their claims against ICBC. As your law firm, we can file the accident report to ICBC on your behalf and work to get you the appropriate compensation for your needs.
Contact us before you speak to ICBC. An ICBC adjuster or telephone claims representative is trained to look out for the interests of ICBC, which are different from your interests. Learn more about how we can help you successfully recover compensation for your damages and injuries through ICBC during a free consultation with our skilled legal team.
Experience With a Variety of Accident Situations
The circumstances of your accident will weigh heavily in determining who is at fault and how much ICBC is willing to pay you in compensation after a vehicle accident. Michael and our team have represented clients in more than 3,000 claims, including those involving:
- Drunk driving — If you were injured by an impaired driver, we can help you pursue rightful compensation.
- Distracted driving — Texting while driving and other types of device use behind the wheel can quickly cause accidents due to distracted driving.
- ICBC claims — In British Columbia, ICBC is the basic insurer for all drivers. Our firm can guide you through the process of submitting a claim to the ICBC after an accident.
With our personal service and knowledge of the law, we will discuss your accident in-depth with you and uncover the vital details that make the difference in the value of an auto accident injury claim.
Working Quickly to Build Your Case
Witness reports, photographs of the scene and physical evidence are all key elements to your car accident claim. Gathering the names and numbers of people who saw or were a part of the wreck is vital so they can give testimony on your behalf. Taking pictures of the crash with your cellphone camera is another step you can take to protect yourself. Calling a lawyer immediately, before contacting ICBC, can also help ensure your rights are protected.
Contact Us — Burnaby Automobile Accident Injury Lawyers
To speak with us about your ICBC claim, please contact us online or call us at 604-259-1698, toll free at 877-894-6640. Michael and our team offer a free initial consultation, so you risk nothing by getting in touch with us. Vietnamese, Mandarin and English are all spoken at our firm, and we can offer translation in other languages.