The only thing worse than suffering from injuries related to a car accident is the insurance battle that is likely to follow. While ICBC is there to provide compensation for those injured in an accident, it really wants to save as much money as possible in the process, leaving you vulnerable to their tactics. An ICBC lawyer is there to help you navigate the system and offer expert advice along the way. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring an ICBC lawyer instead of going it alone.
Dealing with ICBC can be a stressful process, regardless of whether you are at fault or not. Managing things during the investigation, and navigating approvals for the treatments and services you need, can take a lot out of an injured person. Stress can amp up pain and may slow your healing process. Retaining a lawyer means that you have someone in your court to help make sense of the process, resulting in fewer stressful things on your plate. With an ICBC lawyer working for you, you to focus on healing and the treatments and rest that you need to get better.
Navigating the world of insurance can be confusing. Anything you say can be used against you and it’s not always clear what they’re looking for in your answers. While it’s imperative to be truthful about your situation, there are things that you need to tell ICBC and things you don’t. A lawyer can help provide clarity on what ICBC is looking that will help you properly you communicate with them.
An ICBC lawyer knows what you’re entitled to because they know the system well. As someone who has likely never had to work with an insurance company before, you might not be aware of what’s available to help you heal, or in compensation for your inability to work or impairments that affect your activities of daily living. As mentioned before, ICBC is structured to give you the bare minimum and isn’t likely to suggest all of the resources accessible to you because, it’s not in their best interest. Working with a lawyer is the only way to make sure that you get what you need from the process.
If you’re curious about what an ICBC lawyer can do for you, reach out to us at Hanson & Co Personal Injury Lawyers. We have over 30 years of experience dealing with ICBC, so you can trust that we have the expertise you need on your side to get the resources you require to heal and move on from your accident.