Vehicle / ICBC Settlements
Deer Lake Law Group - Burnaby Lawyers
Being injured in an accident is a frightening experience, and often results in both short-term and long-term trauma and disability. What, at first, can seem like a minor incident can result in prolonged pain and affect your day-to-day activities, for months and years.
Even if you believe your injuries are insignificant, it is essential that you visit your local hospital, clinic or family physician, as soon as possible following the incident. The true and long-term effect that your accident may have on your health and general well-being will not be apparent immediately.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at the Deer Lake Law Group handle injury matters involving automobiles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. We handle, also, cases for drivers who are found to be ‘at fault’. Most important, we never work against our clients because we never act for ICBC or other insurance companies.
ICBC Changes and Enhanced Care
In 2021, BC drivers can expect a new settlement process, which should allow ICBC clients fair and timely compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. ICBC intends to rely on a Fairness Officer to resolve client issues and reduce client dissatisfaction. Those clients who want to Appeal their ICBC decision may do so through the Claim Decision Review process, and ultimately before the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT).
ICBC’s changes promote negotiation and encourage clients to work directly with ICBC. None the less, is it always prudent to retain a lawyer to facilitate the discussion with ICBC and ensure that the proposed settlement is commensurate to your injury and loss. A lawyer will ensure that you are not rushed into accepting compensation until the full extent of your damages is known.
At-Fault and Dangerous Drivers
If you are involved in an accident and ICBC has determined that the incident was your fault, you need to consult with a lawyer immediately. You may be facing Criminal Code offences like alcohol-impaired driving and drug-impaired driving, and charges under the Motor Vehicles Act like driving without due care and attention or Driving while prohibited or suspended.
If your accident caused injury or damage to another person or property, you may be sued by the other party in a Civil Claim and need to get independent legal advice so that you can respond to the claims made against you.
Deer Lake Law Group – Burnaby Law Firm With a team of Burnaby Lawyers. We Want to make your Legal Matter less stressful for you! We are committed to helping you understand the legal processes in BC. A Deer Lake Law Group Burnaby Lawyer can answer general questions about Personal Injury Law & the Canadian Legal Process. As a full-service Law Office Located near Deer Lake and Metrotown, A Deer Lake Law Group Personal Injury Lawyer can assist clients & help with information about medical expenses, car accident, lost wages, pain and suffering.