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Filing Your Personal Injury Claim

Most personal injury lawsuits go through some basic steps. The following list is adapted from the Law Society of British Columbia’s explanation for the steps in a lawsuit, and also incorporates things we at TAYLOR GRANITTO think should be done to help develop your case. It will give you a general idea of what to expect. Because every case is different, sometimes some steps are skipped, while others might be repeated or can occur in a different order.

Reporting the Accident to ICBC

  • To protect your rights to ICBC Accident Benefits, you must report the accident to ICBC by calling Dial-a-Claim as soon as possible (preferably within 24-48 hours after the accident). Note that what you say to ICBC will be recorded and passed on to the ICBC adjuster assigned to your claim file.
  • Dial-a-Claim is open 24/7: 1-800-910-4222
  • You will be asked to make an appointment to see an ICBC adjuster (if you are injured) and an ICBC estimator (if there is damage to your vehicle).
  • DO NOT be rushed into taking the first available appointment. Give yourself time to obtain legal advice and seek medical treatment.

Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you were taken to the hospital, go see your family doctor to start the record of your injuries with their office. Call for your free consultation BEFORE you meet with ICBC.

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