Every year, almost 300,000 car accidents and collisions occur in British Columbia, and over 50,000 of these result in a personal injury to innocent people because of the careless actions of irresponsible drivers. Since ICBC has a monopoly in basic auto insurance coverage for B.C., and a near monopoly (approximately 90%) in optional supplementary
Many car accident victims choose to deal with ICBC directly. They may take this route because of minimal damage to the vehicle or because their injuries seem minor. Combined with very rainy weather and long commute times, the Lower Mainland has many high incident car accident spots including the numerous bridges that criss-cross. We recommend you take the time to discuss your accident with a lawyer immediately after an accident. It never hurts to have an ICBC claim offer reviewed by an experienced personal injury lawyer.
ICBC wears two hats – one for the plaintiff and one for the defendant. Your ICBC insurance adjuster’s job is to minimize ICBC’s payouts, not maximize your settlement. This means that if you have been in a car accident in BC it is in your best interest to hire a car accident lawyer to review and