Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer can help you tackle ICBC Investigations. Read on to find out more.
Dealing with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) when trying to settle your injury claim can be complex. But with the help of a personal injury lawyer in Surrey, you can work through these complexities and be satisfied with the outcome achieved.
The ICBC Accident Investigations Process
ICBC often hires investigators to examine your case and uncover evidence they can use to defend your claim.
ICBC does not conduct investigations on all claimants as the costs would be excessive. However, if it is a major injury, and the claimant has been off work for a long time, or ICBC has concerns about the validity of a claim, it is possible that they will investigate further.
In order to undermine the credibility of your claim in the court in Surrey, ICBC lawyers will do everything they can with the gathered evidence. This includes interviewing co-workers or neighbours, video surveillance, even from the data on your computer or shared on social media.
For example, video footage that contradicts your physical injury claims can be used against you. Neighbours or co-workers may say that they have observed little or no signs of injury, and have seen you do all the regular activities when you have said otherwise. Photos or text posted by you or about you on social media websites may be turned against you as well.
Benefits of Using a Personal Injury Lawyer
Our services offer you the following advantages.
Challenge the Investigations: For ICBC, one of the purposes of investigations are to undermine your credibility, and find witnesses who will say things that have adverse effects on your claim.
One of the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer is that we can take steps to have all records of the ICBC investigations produced before trial and have the investigators ordered to attend trial for cross examination.
As such, we can minimize the impact of any detrimental investigative findings by undermining the reliability of the information obtained by taking certain proactive steps in the litigation process.
No Fee: Personal injury lawyers generally do not charge fee for their services unless you achieve a settlement or judgment. We follow the same policy. This gives you the assurance that we will do everything we can to fight for you and win the claim and you will not pay legal fees unless and until you receive a settlement or judgement.
Claim Worth: Chances are that you do not know how to value the worth of your claim accurately. We can help you avoid this. Our years of experience in handling personal injury cases enable us to value claims and can get you the right settlement.
Free from Paperwork: The entire claim process involves extensive paperwork including clinical records and legal documents. But when you hire us, you completely offload this process. We will competently handle all paperwork and negotiations with ICBC on your behalf.
Best Settlements: Most settlements happen through negotiations and not by trial. If you try to negotiate with the insurance company by yourself, you may sell yourself short and accept a low settlement.
Do not make that mistake. Experienced personal injury lawyers who know the true worth of your claim, understand well how to negotiate with the company. This ensures that you get the settlement you deserve.
It can be unsettling to think ICBC may have hired investigators to follow you around, but there is really nothing that can be done about it. The best advice is to be mindful that anything you say or do could come to ICBC’s attention, so act accordingly.
By hiring us, you will avail services of one of the best personal injury lawyers in Surrey, giving you an advantage in the claims process.