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Top 5 Myths About ICBC Injury Claims

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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We all love a good story.

But when it comes to your ICBC Injury Claim, you'd better be able to tell the difference between FACT and FICTION.

Alright then.

Let's tackle the Top 5  MYTHS about ICBC Injury Claims head on:

Myth #1  -  ICBC is deeply concerned about your losses and wants to help you get all the compensation you deserve for you injuries;

-  Here's the thing. Insurance companies are all about making a profit. They're a business just like any other. And their first priority is to keep their money in their pockets.

 Myth #2  -  You must meet with an ICBC adjuster and provide a statement concerning your accident;

-  You can choose to meet with an ICBC adjuster and given them a statement. But this isn't something you have to do. You have the option of hiring a lawyer shortly following your accident. And your lawyer is able to provide ICBC with a statement on your behalf.

Myth #3 -  If you've been hurt in a car accident ICBC must pay you compensation;

-  There are no guarantees that you will be compensated by ICBC for your injuries or losses. In B.C. a person advancing an ICBC injury claim is required to prove their right to compensation.

Myth #4 -  You'll have more than one opportunity to be compensated for your injuries;

- Once your ICBC injury claim is settled or a judgement has been rendered by the court typically your case is closed. And you have no further rights to compensation.

Myth #5 -  ICBC will pay all for all the medical treatment you need;

ICBC adjusters may "cut off" the treatment you're receiving for any number of reasons which have nothing to do with your medical requirements. Often an injured person ( and/or their lawyer) will need to employ a variety of measures, including suing ICBC, in order to get the injured person the  treatment they need.

And that's just tip of the iceberg.

What's the source of the information you're relying on when it comes to your ICBC claim?

How reliable/credible is your source?

Don't believe everything you hear.

Interested in running your thoughts and understanding of "how ICBC works" past an experienced personal injury lawyer?

Call me at 604-255-9018 or e-mail me at

 jw[email protected]

Jeff Witten

Category: Car Accidents


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