Hit and Run Lawyers – Abbotsford BC

Hit and Run Accident Lawyers – Abbotsford (ICBC Injury Claims Lawyers)

Hit and run accident lawyers for Abbotsford & all of lower mainland. Before you talk to ICBC about a hit and run accident claim, talk to us.

For the past 13 years, we have represented victims of hit-and-run accidents in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. Our experienced team of lawyers can make sure you get paid fairly for your claim, even if the driver who hit you left the scene of the accident. 


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 hit and run accident law – Abbotsford, Surrey & Vancouver
ICBC Injury Claims – Car Accident Injury Law… it’s all that we do.
*No Fees unless you Win


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Free Consultation for Hit and Run Claims

We offer free consultations for hit and run accidents. This means there are no fees to speak with one of our lawyers either in person, or by telephone.  Our experienced team is happy to provide you with free initial advice to make sure you get paid for your hit and run case. 

No fees unless you get paid for hit and run

We do not charge any fee unless you get paid for your hit and run accident. This means there is no money up front for our services.  We put in all the work necessary to get you money including fighting ICBC, talking to witnesses, interviewing police and even steps are taken to ensure you get paid. 

Legal Requirements of a hit and run claim

In order to get money from ICBC in a hit and run claim, there are very specific legal things you have to do. For example, if a car hits you and drives away, you are required to make an effort to try and find the driver who hit you. The law also says that you have to take action to find the driver quickly. You also must contact the police and report the claim (in writing) to ICBC immediately. In other words, there is a long list of things to do if you have a hit-and-run claim. As your hit and run accident lawyers, we can take care of this “to do” list for you. This way, you can focus on healing your injuries instead of worrying about ICBC. 

We make sure you qualify for benefits

It is best to allow an experienced Abbotsford hit and run accident lawyer to act for you and do what is necessary to qualify for benefits. After you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you should be focusing on your recovery instead of trying to check off a “to do” list for ICBC. As your it and run accident lawyers, we can report the accident to ICBC on your behalf. We make efforts to try and find the driver who hit you, including posting signs at the accident scene, interviewing witnesses, and contacting the police. In short, we lower your stress level, and take over all communications with ICBC so that you can focus on treating your pain.

What happens if you do not take the right actions?

If you do not take the right actions, you will not be able to get any money. Even if you report the accident to ICBC and the police, this may not be enough to force ICBC to pay you. In addition to doing these things, you also need evidence that you tried hard to locate the driver who caused your injuries. As your hit and run car accident lawyers, we take these steps on your behalf. We know exactly what to do in order to prove you are making the best efforts possible to locate the driver. We will post newspaper ads on your behalf. We will go to the accident scene and put up signs asking any witnesses to contact us. Our firm also speaks with police and calls any witnesses or potential witnesses who may have some information about your case. 

You don’t need to find the person who hit you: but you need to take the right steps

In order to get money for a hit and run accident, you do not have to find the person who hit you. However, the law states that you must make certain types of efforts to locate the driver. Unfortunately, most people do not know what the law requires. As such, trying to do a hit and run claim without an experienced hit and run accident lawyer can have negative consequences. For example, in some cases, a person (without a lawyer) may post a sign for witnesses or report to the police thinking that is enough. But in such cases, judges have sometimes felt that the injured person did not act quickly enough or make enough effort. In other words, even if you post a sign on your own or tell police, this still may not force ICBC to pay you. 

As experienced hit and run lawyers, we know what steps trigger ICBC’s legal obligation to pay. We have many years of experience reading and studying cases about hit and run drivers. We use our knowledge of the law to make sure ICBC is forced to pay up. 

ICBC will not tell you the legal steps you have to take for your Abbotsford hit and run accident claim

After your hit-and-run accident, ICBC will not usually tell you the proper steps you must take. If you do not take the steps, you will not get any money. The law does not make ICBC tell you what you must do. abbotsford hit and run accident lawyer - icbc injury claims

After your hit-and-run accident, the ICBC adjuster may be very friendly to you. They will ask you what happened and they may offer you some treatment. However, ICBC is not legally obligated to tell you the things you must do to qualify for hit and run benefits. Meanwhile, the legal clock is running. The longer you wait to do what the law requires, the less likely it is you will receive any money in the future.

In one case that went to court in 2012, a man (Mr. Springer) was involved in a hit-and-run accident. He was trying to get money for the accident. When he called ICBC after the accident, they had accepted his case, and even tried to settle it with him. The case did not settle and later went to court. 

In court, the judge dismissed his case, meaning he was not permitted to get any benefits or money. The judge felt that the injured person did not take the right legal steps required for hit-and-run claims. The injured man tried to argue that he thought his case was fine, because ICBC always told him his case was accepted. ICBC had even tried to settle his claim at one point. The judge felt bad for the man, but ultimately, the law said that ICBC was not obligated to tell an injured person what steps they had to take to make sure they qualified for hit and run benefits. Because the injured man did not take the right steps, his case was thrown out of court by the judge. 

The important of proper written notice

It is necessary to give ICBC written notice of the accident and it circumstances as soon as possible. If you do not give ICBC written notice as soon as possible, you may be denied coverage. As your hit and run accident lawyers, we complete all the required forms and give all the required notices to ensure that you qualify for benefits.

Interviewing potential witnesses to the hit and run accident

In many cases, the law requires hit and run victims to speak with any potential witnesses to the accident. This means that, in order to get money, you may be required you to speak with homeowners and businesses in the area where the accident occurred. Most people do not want to do that, and often they are in no condition to do that after being hit by another driver. As your lawyers, we hire experienced professional investigators to take these kinds of actions for you. Our investigators will go door-to-door in the area where the accident happened. Our trained investigators will meet with and interview any potential witnesses on your behalf. In other words, we do everything in our power to try and identify the driver who caused your injuries. If you are injured and unable to function, the last thing you should be worrying about is going door to door and asking questions of strangers about your accident. 


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 hit and run accident law – Abbotsford, Surrey & Vancouver
ICBC Injury Claims – Car Accident Injury Law… it’s all that we do.
*No Fees unless you Win

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