Serious Car Accident Injuries
Representation in ICBC Personal Injury Claims
The legal team at Renaud Law Group has decades of success helping people who were severely injured on BC roads. The firm represents victims of vehicular negligence in motor vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions, with emphasis on brain and spinal cord injury. We represent injured plaintiffs exclusively, not ICBC.
When you are seriously injured by a negligent driver, you may want your ICBC claim to be over as quickly as possible. However, trusting ICBC is not always in your best interest. Adjusters work for the insurer and are not required to do what is best for you. Renaud Law Group knows the ins and outs of the system. As a result, clients are not pressured to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable. We make sure our clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries.
What Do I Do if I Am in a Collision?
The team at Renaud Law Group will guide you through steps to protect your legal claim. If possible, get the names and phone numbers of witnesses. Take pictures of the scene. Write down the accident details, including time, date, location, road conditions, weather and road debris. Document the information about the other vehicles involved such as the number of people in each car and where they were sitting.
Contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Seek medical attention immediately and ask for copies of your medical records. If an ICBC adjuster asks you to sign a document, speak with your lawyer first.
How Is an ICBC Adjuster Different from a Lawyer?
While an adjuster is required to satisfy all of ICBC’s commitments, a lawyer works for you. A lawyer can take your case to a court of law where witness statements and the truthfulness of each driver’s accident account can be assessed. An ICBC adjuster is not a lawyer or a judge. Consequently, fault may be apportioned between both parties even if one driver’s story does not add up.
Ultimately, an ICBC adjuster’s loyalty is to his or her employer, even if yours is friendly and seems like a nice person. A lawyer, on the other hand, stands up for your rights and works to ensure the value of your claim is not reduce unfairly.
Contact Renaud Law Group today for a free consultation.