Vancouver Car Accident Lawyer
Pursuing ICBC claims? Contact our car accident lawyers. first!
We have your best interests at heart; ICBC does not.
When you or your loved one has been hurt, the repercussions can be overwhelming. Legal issues are most likely the last factor in your thoughts. However, you should avoid dealing with the legal issues and insurance coverage problems or with ICBC claims yourself. This is the moment when you have to be clear of your rights and consult with a Vancouver car accident lawyer. Steve Kooner Law Corp. has the well earned credibility and reputation for handling the toughest and intricate personal injury situations as well as providing positive outcomes. By aiding in accessibility to and collaboration with some of the most effective rehabilitation for our clients, we work to make certain the best feasible outcome for you and the ones you love. By establishing sturdy connections with clients, their households and medical care specialists, the emphasis is to make certain the recognition of all the issues and the completion of what is necessary to help everyone within your family.
Steve Kooner injury law in Vancouver will provide you with the top service. By giving extraordinary solutions for your legal needs, regardless of who you are or where you call home. This will ensure that anybody that is severely hurt could work with the finest legal aid and not have to think about where they live as a hindrance.
Currently representing sufferers in the
cities of Vancouver, Surrey & Abbotsford.
Call Steve Kooner Law today for a no responsibility examination with an experienced Vancouver Car Accident Lawyer. Start by filling out our Free Claim Evaluation or call us directly at (604) 322-0022.
ICBC Claims Settlement Process
When car accident victims hire us, the first thing we do is write to ICBC and stop them from calling our clients.
ICBC often phones car accident victims after a car accident to gather information and the gathered information can be used against a car accident victim to lower their claim or deny it altogether. Thus, the first thing we do on an ICBC claim is stop ICBC from contacting our clients.
In addition to stopping ICBC from contacting our clients, we stop ICBC from accessing substantial private and confidential information held by doctors, employers, and other sources which hold private and confidential information on our clients.
We feel an emphasis on treatment is very important in car accident cases for two reasons.
For one, we always want to see our clients feeling better when their files reach settlement.
Secondly, ICBC is known to argue that car accident victims ought to get less money for not pursuing enough treatment and not recovering sooner. Thus, we always try to protect our clients from such arguments by trying to ensure our clients have access to all of the treatment that they require.
While our clients pursue their treatment, we immediately try to address any issues which can result in ICBC arguing that our clients are partially to blame for their car accidents. For example, we immediately try to contact all relevant witnesses to get their statements early on, so that we can preserve evidence in favour of our clients and so that ICBC can be prevented from making baseless arguments blaming our clients partially for their car accidents.
We also make sure that all required relevant statements and forms are prepared in a timely manner while fully protecting the rights of clients.
As our clients pursue various forms of treatment, we try to make sure that our clients give us periodic updates about their injury statuses. As we get these periodic updates from our clients, we at times ask our clients to ask their medical doctors whether any further medical investigations are necessary to assess our clients’ injuries, such as MRIs or appointments with specialist doctors. In this regard, we make sure that our clients get access to all necessary medical investigations such as MRIs and access to required specialists. At times we become even more hands on and assist our clients to access necessary medical investigations such as MRIs and appointments with specialists privately in an expedited manner, as sometimes urgent investigations and appointments on the public health care system may take months and at times well over a year to get.
As our clients’ cases proceed further along, we contact our clients’ doctors and treatment providers to obtain all relevant medical records and reports which we use as evidence to strongly argue our clients’ injury cases.
In addition to obtaining medical evidence, we make all necessary efforts to obtain our clients’ employment information and income loss evidence so that we can strongly argue to recover all of our clients’ financial losses.
Once we obtain all applicable financial and non-financial evidence and we determine our clients have either recovered from their injuries or we determine the duration of our clients’ injuries into the future, we only then proceed to try to get our clients the settlements they deserve.
Settlements can be comprised of many items, including but not limited to money for: pain & suffering, income loss, out of pocket treatment expenses, loss of earning capacity award, future care costs, in trust claims for household help, court costs, disbursements, etc. The extent of items included in each settlement may vary on a case by case basis.
In the event a fair settlement is not possible, the only other option is for the court to decide what a car accident victim should receive.
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