Being in a car accident is stressful and shocking. Your main concern after an accident is the health and safety of yourself and any passengers in your car.
That being said, it is important that you take steps to obtain important information that is necessary for your claim. You should take these steps even if you do not feel like you are hurt because your pain may not start for a few days and, when it does, it could be too late. (more…)
Your family doctor is one of the most important people in your case.
Your family doctor knows your medical history and will be one of the few if not only medical professional who will be able to compare your physical condition before and after the accident.
Your doctor will also monitor your recovery and may refer you to specialists and other health care providers as your case progresses. In addition to that, your doctor will determine if you need to be off work following an accident and will help you to decide when it is appropriate for you to return. (more…)
Our firm offers free legal consultation for all ICBC injury claims. You can contact us by phone or email to setup a meeting with one of our lawyers.
This legal consultation is free of charge whether or not you retain us. We always prefer to speak to clients as soon as possible following an accident in case there are sensitive legal issues that may impact your ICBC claim. (more…)
Treatment of your accident injuries comes in many different forms.
There are the usual treatments recommended by doctors for soft tissue injuries such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, active rehab, acupuncture, and chiropractic and then there are more targeted therapies, for example specialists, cognitive behavioral therapy, trigger point injections, vestibular therapy and concussion clinics. Your doctor should refer you for various types of treatment until you recover from your injuries. The type of treatment you are referred to will depend on what your injuries are, how severe they are, and how long they have been going on. It is important to follow your doctor’s treatment advice because you have a duty under law to mitigate your damages. In layman’s terms, when it comes to treatment, you have to do your best to try to get better. (more…)
If you are unable to reach settlement of your case, the final step is trial. This is the last resort. Trial can be a stressful and risky process but sometimes it is necessary because ICBC refuses to pay adequate compensation …