Your Rights After An Accident
What are my rights after being in a motor vehicle accident? As an accident victim, you have rights.
- Every person injured in a motor vehicle accident in B.C. is entitled to accident benefits. These benefits are payable whether you are at fault or not.
- ICBC is required to cover your rehab expenses for your auto injuries and they’re also required to pay for your prescription expenses and total temporary disability payment while you are not able to work.
Even though the law provides this coverage, it does not mean that ICBC will automatically pay for it. You have to insist they pay it to you and Tell Del ICBC lawyers will help you get the proper coverage. Remember that ICBC is not on your side. In order to protect your rights and navigate the pitfalls of negotiating your ICBC settlement, you need expert representation.
For example, you will have to give ICBC the details of your accident during a phone call or meeting with an ICBC adjuster, but you are not required to sign the statement. This is a right you are entitled to. Don’t let anyone pressure you into things you are not required to do.
There are many things you will have to encounter when dealing with ICBC. ICBC will ask to have authorized access to medical records. ICBC typically sees this request as a necessary thing to properly assess people’s injuries, that’s not why ICBC wants to access your medical records.They are looking for any previous injuries to try to determine what your health was and if there were problems before.
You should not give medical records to ICBC. Leave this for your doctor. They will provide everything ICBC needs and is entitled to. You need someone to represent your interest to ensure that the correct records are sent to ICBC. We at Tell Del will fight for your rights, the rights you are entitled to!
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.