Video Series: When to Tell Your Story to ICBC

After you have suffered injury in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you are able to tell your side of the story to ICBC. There is an appropriate time for this however. This week, James Legh offers some simple and sage legal advice on the issue.

This is not always an easy thing. Personal injury cases can be very personal indeed, and details of an accident can constantly run through the mind.


An examination for discovery is not the right time to explain what happened by using all the details. Diverging from the questions asked of you will only frustrate the process.

Listen to the question asked of you, and try to answer it as directly as possible. If you can answer with a yes, or a no, then do so. If additional detail is needed, another question can be posed. Keep your answers brief and to the point. You will have the opportunity to relate your story at another, more appropriate time.

The team questioning you is trying to find weaknesses in your case. Give them as few opportunities for this as necessary.

A talented lawyer on your side will provide assurance that your side of the story will be heard.  Our expert legal advice can help you better understand the process.

Thank you to Adam Basterfield, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Victoria, BC, for the use of his composition for our telephone system.
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