Timing is very important in the settlement of an ICBC claim for a reasonable amount. If someone fully recovers from their injuries and is assured by their medical specialist(s) that they will not have more than very minor future problems, then this is a good time to try to settle your claim with ICBC.
Taxable costs are a contribution towards your legal fees paid on final settlement or court award paid by ICBC. In British Columbia a claim has to be worth more than $35,000 before the claimant is entitled to receive any taxable costs.
This effects how much an injured person receives in their pocket in a settlement or court award. Lawyers are not permitted to charge percentage fees on taxable costs. So the entire amount goes to the client. Continue reading
You may be struggling with whether to:
– hire a lawyer as opposed to
– obtaining general legal advice about your ICBC claim.
Unfortunately, a few younger and less busy lawyers don’t tell people the full or true facts about the pros and cons of hiring a lawyer for their injury claim and sometimes instill fear when they have a duty to be as objective as possible. Continue reading
Many people feel very stressed in negotiating with ICBC for a final settlement. They often think that they are not receiving a fair offer. This is often based, at least in part, on a very common misunderstanding of how ICBC compensation for damages claims works.
ICBC is an insurance company that wears several hats, so to speak. Continue reading