Frequently Asked ICBC Law Questions
I have been involved in a car accident, what should my first steps be?
Most importantly, you should immediately seek medical attention. Many injuries caused by car accidents are not detectable right away, so an examination should be conducted even if you are not suffering from any obvious trauma. When you are able, it is a good idea to get your lawyer involved early on to ensure that statements and injuries are accurately reported to ICBC.
How can Stevenson Luchies & Legh help me with my ICBC claim?
Stevenson Luchies & Legh will walk you through the entire claim procedure. Our ICBC claim specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will help gather information, find doctors or occupational therapists when needed, arrange for the payment of medical expenses, obtain official reports and enlist experts in accident analysis. Our job is to help you and your family get through the entire claim process with as little stress as possible.
What type of fee should I expect?
The fee is typically 25% of the amount we obtain for the client where we have resolved the case at least 30 days prior to trial. All legal fees are handled as a part of this percentage. If the claim is unsuccessful and you are not awarded anything we do not collect any fees.
What is the average settlement for an ICBC lawsuit?
Every case will be unique to the circumstances involved, so quoting an average settlement figure is not very useful for many. While there is a limit of $345,000 (as of December 2012) for compensation awarded due to pain and suffering, there is no set limit for other damages such as the future income loss, loss of earnings, future health care costs or future housekeeping and home maintenance costs directly impacted by your claim.
Is there any financial help that can be obtained while my case is being heard?
Our law firm can assist you in obtaining a loan for such situations.