Hiring a lawyer to assist with your injury or no-fault benefits claim is not mandatory but it is highly recommended. The greater the impact your injuries have had on your life, the more important it is to obtain legal advice to make sure that you are compensated fairly. Essentially, it is in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer who will make your case a top priority.
A lawyer will provide you with valuable information and experience while negotiating your settlement with ICBC. Without a lawyer, ICBC has the upper hand and will use their knowledge of the process to serve their best interests. Assistance from experienced counsel will help protect your rights and allow you to obtain a settlement that focuses on what is fair from your point of view.
Do I have a claim against ICBC?
We are here to help you determine if you have a valid claim against ICBC. From claim assessment, to collecting evidence and reporting the necessary information, our team is able to help you take the initial steps to find out whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing.At the very least we recommend you contact us and discuss your options to make sure you are fully informed. We are very friendly and initial consultation is free of charge!
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
In terms of a timeline, your Slater Vecchio team will first report your accident to ICBC right away if you have not done so already. If a settlement has not been reached and the full extent of your loss is not clear within two years of the date of the accident, an official lawsuit will be filed in order to meet the required deadline for preserving your claim. From this point on your Slater Vecchio team will work with counsel from the other side to secure you a fair settlement through negotiation and mediation where necessary. If both sides are unable to agree on a fair amount your claim will proceed to trial approximately 3 to 5 years after the date of your accident.
What is my case worth?
There is no easy formula to determining the value of your case. Instead, the value is based on a careful analysis of the facts, legal liability, nature and extent of injuries, as well as medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earnings, pain, suffering, physical impairment and other damages. Based on our proven track record and experience, and our history of recovering millions of dollars in settlements, arbitration awards and jury verdicts, we are able to evaluate cases and provide a range of fair value.
Who can help me with my ICBC claim?
Our professional and caring team of lawyers, case managers, and paralegals have the experience, resources, and expertise to help you deal with your claim and the legal process. Together, we have produced a number of multi-million dollar settlements and trial awards. Client centered service is one of our main priorities and our goal is to maximize your recovery.
We Can Help
As a victim of a car accident you may be entitled to recover money as compensation for your damages. Our Vancouver personal injury lawyers have a genuine passion in assisting our clients with their accident claims and are experienced with ICBC claims and matters involving other auto insurance companies.
Contact a lawyer at Slater Vecchio to tell your side of the story and learn about the options available to you.