TOP 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN MAKING AN ICBC CLAIM
Mistake #6: You Are Not Prepared For Your First Meeting With An ICBC Adjuster
The initial meeting with an ICBC adjuster can be complicated and sets the foundation for your claim. Before your initial meeting, contact your doctor’s office, physiotherapist or chiropractor and confirm the dates that you received treatment before the accident in relation to prior health problems (if you had any). ICBC is often looking for “the pre-existing condition” to diminish your current claim. See previous post on pre-existing conditions:
If you think that you are partly at-fault for the collision, speak to an experienced ICBC personal injury lawyer immediately so that they can prepare you for the initial interview or take over conduct of the matter to protect your interests. Failure to do this could jeopardize your claim. Getting yourself into a dispute about fault can be stick-handled better by a lawyer. A lot of the stress and investigation work should be done by the legal team.
This can get tricky and it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer, like Perminder S. Tung.