We offer contingency fee agreements to our personal injury clients. This means that you don’t pay us until we recover compensation from ICBC on your claim. We recommend that you contact Mike Coric right away after any accident, and before speaking with a representative from an ICBC Claim Centre. We will start the claims process on your behalf and deal with ICBC directly so that you can focus on your recovery.
What to Do After a Car Accident
Following any accident, you should immediately seek medical attention, either through your family doctor, a walk-in clinic or a hospital. It is also critical that, if your injuries are visible, photos are taken for documentation purposes. These will be helpful for your ICBC claim. Within 30 days after the accident, you will need to submit a written statement to ICBC describing the accident and your injuries. Also, within 90 days after the accident, you will need to apply to ICBC for accident benefits (also sometimes called “Part 7 No Fault Benefits”) in order to receive contribution from ICBC towards the cost of your post- accident therapy (for example, physiotherapy and/or massage).
We always prepare and submit the requisite written statement and accidents benefit application to ICBC on behalf of our clients.
ICBC Damage Awards
The monetary award that you may ultimately recover from an ICBC claim may include compensation for various categories of costs or losses, including:
- loss of wages (including any potential future wage loss);
- the cost of any future medical care that you may require;
- loss of enjoyment of life (also known as “pain and suffering”);
- any out-of-pocket expenses that you may have incurred as a result of the accident and your injuries; and
- compensation for family members who were required to provide assistance to you because of your injuries.
Each case is unique and your potential damages will differ from those of other car accident victims. The award you ultimately recover will reflect the specific circumstances of your injuries and their impact on your life. It is important to discuss this aspect of your case with Mike Coric.