Frequently Asked Questions

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The choice of a caregiver is a very personal matter, and we do not endorse or recommend any one caregiver over another. The important thing is that you have a caregiver or treatment provider that you trust to work in your best interest to aid in your recovery. That...

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 adjuster 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...

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...

How long will this take?

The length of time your claim will take depends primarily on your medical recovery. You should not settle before you have completely recovered and returned to you pre-accident work or your doctor has given you a definitive prognosis for the future. You are entitled to...

Will ICBC do any investigation that I am not aware of?

Yes. The ICBC adjusters have an obligation to investigate the claim and assess an opinion on both fault for the accident and the value of your claim from ICBC’s point of view. Remember, the ICBC adjuster is paid by and works for ICBC. You will need an advocate to...

Do I have to go to ICBC’s office?

No. There is nothing that requires you to attend at ICBC. We can attend to completing the various forms that are required and insure that you comply with all of the provisions of the Insurance (Motor Vehicle) Act. Bob Bush and the staff of Bush and Company have been...

How long do I have?

Normally in British Columbia you must commence your accident within two years from the date of the motor vehicle accident. The time is much shorter if you are suing a municipality or an unidentified driver. In addition, you must provide a statement within 30 days of...