Abbotsford Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Lawyers – Abbotsford (ICBC Injury Claims Lawyers)

Car Accident Lawyers for Abbotsford & all of lower mainland. Before you talk to ICBC about a car accident claim, talk to us.

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Our team of Abbotsford car accident lawyers can help you with your ICBC injury claim. Some car accident law firms are larger and deal with many different areas of law. This is not how it works with us. The only thing we do is ICBC/Car Accident law. Our dedicated team of law professionals has over 13 years of experience helping people injured in car accidents. Our office is conveniently located in Clearbrook Plaza across the street from Coast Capital Savings and KFC. (We share office space with Lighthouse Realty).

Abbotsford Car Accident Lawyers (ICBC claims lawyers)
Contact us today for a free consultation
24 hours – 7 days a week 604-621-4431
Clearbrook Plaza, Suite 260 – 2655 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
13+ years experience in car accident law – Abbotsford, Surrey & Vancouver
ICBC Injury Claims – Car Accident Injury Law… it’s all that we do.

Professional ICBC Injury Claims Legal Advice – No Fees unless you Win

If you have been involved in a car accident in Abbotsford, or anywhere in the lower mainland, we can offer you free legal advice. There is no charge to call us with questions, and there is no charge to come into our office and speak to one of our car accident injury lawyers. If you hire us for your case, we only get paid if you get paid. Unless you win, there are no fees, guaranteed, that is our promise to you.

Why should I talk to a lawyer?

abbotsford car accident lawyer - chris bungay Before you deal with ICBC on your own, it is important that you speak to an experienced ICBC injury claims lawyer who can tell you what the real value of your case is, and ensure that you are not being taken advantage of.

ICBC is an insurance company, and like all insurance companies, paying you fairly is not ICBC’s main concern. The adjuster you speak with may be friendly on the phone, and they may even offer to help you financially. But this does not mean that ICBC has your best interests at heart. While they are being nice to you on the phone, in the background, the adjuster may be gathering medical/personal information about you that could be harmful to your case. An experienced car accident injury lawyer can protect your privacy, make sure your medical costs are covered, and get you a fair settlement.

Settling your ICBC case – How does it work?

Settlements are based on the medical and legal evidence in your case. ICBC reviews this evidence and then makes you an offer based on that evidence. As experienced ICBC lawyers, we know what evidence is needed to get you the best settlement.

We hire medical experts to give you a thorough physical examination. We also research and document all of the ways the accident has affected you. We do detailed interviews to find out about your pain and suffering, and we document all financial losses you have incurred, including costs of treatment and income loss. After getting all of this evidence, we present it to ICBC and demand that you be paid fairly for your pain and loss.

MORE INFORMATION: see our page about Abbotsford ICBC injury claims & settlements

Will I have to go to Court?

Most cases do not go to Court. Most cases settle before Court. As such, hiring a car accident lawyer does not mean you will go to Court.

Going to Court is always your choice. If ICBC refuses to make an offer that is fair, we can take them to Court and sue them. We have a great track record at fighting in Court. But it is always your choice whether to settle or go to Court. We have successfully represented clients in all of BC’s Courts, including the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

How much money will you get?

How much your ICBC settlement is worth depends on a number of factors. This includes how long your injuries last, the nature of your injuries, and how much money you have lost (work, treatment costs, etc.). We usually advise you not worry about the value of your case, and to just focus on your recovery. The money we get for our clients is always fair, and our clients are usually very happy with the end result.

How can a lawyer help me recover from my injuries?

An experienced ICBC injury claims lawyer can help you recover from your injuries. We do this by ensuring that you do not pay out of your pocket for treatment costs. Without our help, ICBC may refuse to pay for your treatment costs, or may only cover a portion of them. We fight to ensure you do not pay for your treatment up front, and for any costs you do incur, we fight to get these back for you from ICBC.

We also ensure you get the best medical care possible. Your doctor may want you to have a medical test or scan, or you may need a referral to a specialist. The wait times in the public system for these services can be 6-12 months. We can bypass these wait lists by setting you up for private medical testing and assessments. This way, you will get the assessment you need within a few weeks, rather than waiting many months.

ICBC Claims Procedure: How does it work?abbotsford car accident lawyer - icbc injury claims

The ICBC claims procedure works as follows: An accident occurs, and then the parties involved report the accident to ICBC. Before any further conversations happen with ICBC, from that point onward, it is crucial to speak to an experienced car accident claims lawyer. If you do not, ICBC will then start to call and email you about the case. The adjuster will want all the details of your car accident. The adjuster will also mail you forms to sign that would release your personal information to ICBC.

The problem with speaking to ICBC without an ICBC injury claims lawyer is that you do not know what they are writing down while you are talking. You are giving evidence to a person who may not be acting in your best interests, and that evidence can be used against you later. Signing authorizations is also a big problem. By doing so, you may be giving ICBC unlimited access to all of your past medical and employment records. All of your personal information is then out in the open, and can be used against you to force you to settle for a lower amount.

As car experienced car accident lawyers, we speak to ICBC for you and make sure they have the correct story about your case. We also protect your personal privacy. We request your records for you, and we keep confidential those records which are not relevant to your ICBC car accident claim. In other words, we only give ICBC what is needed to settle your case.  

Abbotsford Auto Accident Lawyers (ICBC injury claims lawyers): Abbotsford, BC

  Abbotsford Car Accident Lawyers (ICBC claims lawyers)
Contact us today for a free consultation, 24 hours – 7 days a week 
Clearbrook Plaza, Suite 260 – 2655 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
13+ years experience in car accident law – Abbotsford, Surrey & Vancouver
ICBC Injury Claims – Car Accident Injury Law… it’s all that we do.

Our office is conveniently located in Clearbrook Plaza across the street from Coast Capital Savings and KFC (we share office space with Lighthouse Realty).

Abbotsford Car Accident ICBC Claims on the Rise

Car Accidents are on the rise in Abbotsford and its surrounding communities. This is due in part to the increase in speed limits on Highway 1 running adjacent to the city. Drivers are going faster, which means not only are there more car accidents in Abbotsford, but the collisions are becoming more serious. This fact was cited by the BC Ministry of Transportation in 2016, noting that distracted driving and higher rates of speed were leading to more serious crashes on the highway between Abbotsford and Hope. At the same time, accidents at intersections throughout Abbotsford have also increased.

Abbotsford Car Accidents On The Rise:

Throughout BC, car accidents are up by 15 percent since 2013. Overall, the crashes are getting more serious, and injuries are occurring more frequently.

BC Car Accident Injuries on the rise:

The bottom line is that your chances of being in a car accident in Abbotsford today are much greater than they were in the past. In this type of environment, ICBC is taking a more aggressive approach to towards injury claims. More than ever, people injured in car accidents in Abbotsford need a good lawyer to help with their claim. We can protect you from being treated poorly by ICBC and ensure that you get a fair settlement for your pain and suffering.

MORE INFORMATION: see our ICBC pain and suffering claims page 

Different kinds of Accidents:

Our Abbotsford ICBC injury claims lawyers can help you obtain compensation from ICBC for many different types of accidents. The types of accidents we specialize in include the following:

Rear-end Accident Collisions – This is the most common type of accident, when one vehicle runs into the back of another. ICBC often tries to defend these claims by trying to make arguments about minor damage. Sometimes ICBC will even try to blame the middle driver in a three-car collision. In our experience, these are usually weak arguments ICBC uses to try and pay you less than your claim is worth. We see through these arguments for you, and make sure ICBC knows the real story about your car accident and the real story about your injuries.

MORE INFORMATION: see our page about rear-end collision lawyers

Bicycle Accidents – These can be tricky claims, in that ICBC will often try and blame the cyclist for the accident. We use our experience to make sure ICBC has all the evidence and facts needed to prove you are not at fault for a bicycle accident. We gather evidence from witnesses and obtain photos of the accident scene. Most importantly, we challenge and question any driver who might try and blame you for a bicycle accident.

Hit and Run Accidents – Hit and Run car accidents occur when another driver hits you and then runs away from the accident scene. Many people do not understand that, even if the driver runs away, you are still entitled to compensation. These are very complex claims. There are certain legal steps you must take in order to qualify to receive money. ICBC will not tell you what these steps are. If you do not take certain actions right away, you may be disqualified from getting compensation. Our car accident lawyers can guide you through this process. We take the actions necessary to ensure you get a fair settlement for your hit and run accident.

MORE INFORMATION: see our page about Abbotsford hit and run accident lawyers

Intersection Accidents – These are accidents that take place at intersections. Many legal problems often arise with these accidents. One driver may blame another for going through a red or yellow light, or perhaps a driver hit you while making a left turn. We take steps to ensure that you are not unfairly blamed for the intersection accident. We do this by visiting the accident scene, interviewing witnesses, and ensuring that ICBC and the police have all necessary information for their investigations. Even if ICBC tries to blame you, we can still help you get a fair settlement.

Vehicle Hitting Pedestrians – Another unfortunate type of accident occurs when a pedestrian is hit by a car. These commonly occur on crosswalks, usually when a driver is not paying attention to the colour of the light, or not paying attention when making a right turn. Injuries from these types of accidents can be extremely serious. The help of a good car accident lawyer is necessary to ensure the driver is held accountable, and to make sure you get properly rewarded for your pain and suffering.

MORE INFORMATION: see our page about Abbotsford pedestrian accident lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcycle riders often incur very serious injuries in accidents. As more and more car drivers are using cell phones, these types of accidents are becoming a more constant risk for riders. Car drivers may sideswipe you, or may not be paying attention because they are using a cell phone. Motorcyclists need legal representation. The serious nature of the injuries demands efficient and fast medical treatment. An experienced car accident lawyer can ensure you get the treatment you need as quickly as possible.  

Abbotsford Car Accident Lawyers (ICBC claims lawyers)
Contact us today for a free consultation
24 hours – 7 days a week 604-621-4431
Clearbrook Plaza, Suite 260 – 2655 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
13+ years experience in automobile accident law – Abbotsford, Surrey & Vancouver
ICBC Injury Claims – Car Accident Injury Law… it’s all that we do.

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