If I settle early and I have continuing problems can I go back to ICBC?

by | Oct 31, 2018 | F.A.Q. | 0 comments

No. Once you settle with ICBC and have signed a release for your personal injury, you are not entitled to go back and claim additional compensation. Even where your injuries are worse than you originally anticipated and your recovery extends beyond what you, your doctor and your treatment providers had thought, if you have signed a release and accepted settlement funds from ICBC than you are not able to seek additional compensation.

To understand your rights, it is essential that you speak to a lawyer prior to making any decision with regard to ICBC.

Have you been recently injured?

Bob Bush and the staff of Bush and Company have been helping people who have been injured for twenty years. If you, a friend or family member have been injured in an accident and want a legal team that will represent your interests then Bush & Company can help. We care about you and your family and ensure that you have available to you the best resources in your community to assist in your recovery.

Will ICBC pay me the same amount without a lawyer?

In our experience, ICBC pays more to injured individuals who have hired legal counsel. Your ICBC adjustor may be encouraging you not to seek legal counsel. They do this because it generally saves them money. Any money they save, however, comes at your expense.Bob Bush...

Does ICBC have to pay me additional money if I retain a lawyer?

Yes. If you retain a lawyer you are entitled to taxable costs and disbursements to offset a portion of your legal fees. These do not completely cover your lawyer’s costs but are designed to reimburse you for 30% to 50% of your actual legal bill. These taxable costs...

Do I need a lawyer?

At Bush & Company we have a long history of acting for injured people. We rely on investigators, consultants and referrals to medical specialists to insure that your injuries are fully canvassed before you settle. We will do accident investigation to insure that...