Why Tell Del?
Why Call ICBC Injury Lawyer – Tell Del immediately or Within 24 Hours?
The question: Do I have to report my automobile accident to the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) within 24 hours?
The quick answer to this is no. Many people say that the police or other authorities state you have to report to ICBC right away. This is not correct.
You always have time to consult a personal injury lawyer. The Tell Del team has over 35 years experience as ICBC lawyers in Vancouver and throughout BC, handling a comprehensive range of personal injury and ICBC claims.
What should I do when an accident takes place?
When an accident takes place if there are any injuries, insurance problems with the other party, a hit and run driver or the other driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs you should report to the police within 24 hours or immediately.
In regards to reporting to ICBC there are some time concerns in regards to your contractual benefits such as part 7 no fault benefits, collision coverage etc. You will not forfeit any coverages if you take a couple of weeks to talk with an experienced ICBC injury Lawyer.
We would recommend that you contact a lawyer that day or the next day. Most lawyers will give you a consult appointment to meet with them at no cost to you.
What will happen if you contact ICBC!
If you contact ICBC directly, their staff will begin the process of setting up your claim, and start asking you a host of questions that could affect whether or not you will have a claim, or your answers could potentially eliminate or minimize your claim. ICBC adjusters are trained to ask questions that protect ICBC – not necessarily look out for your best interests.
It is always in your best interest to contact a lawyer prior to talking to ICBC. You cannot retract information that you have given to ICBC. They will document all the information that you share with them.
If you choose to hire our firm, we will report the claim for you and you will never have to meet with an ICBC adjuster. You will only have to have someone take your vehicle in for an estimate!
We are experienced Vancouver personal injury lawyers. We regularly handle claims from Squamish to Hope, so please call us to find out what you should do.
BEFORE YOU TELL ICBC. We can help you right now. Before you talk to ICBC, contact us. Call 604-689-2626 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or 604-TELL DEL (835-5335) after hours.