When filing a personal injury claim with ICBC, it is strongly recommended that you hire a lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly and that you receive the appropriate compensation. If you’ve never had to hire a personal injury lawyer before, you might not be sure what to expect. So, here are some of the things your lawyer should do:
1. Give you clear terms of agreement
Any agreement that your personal injury lawyer gives you to sign should be written in a way you will easily understand. It should outline exactly what you are hiring the lawyer to do and what the fees for those services will be.
2. Explain the process
A personal injury lawyer cannot tell you exactly how your case will turn out. There are many things that will affect how long it will take to reach a settlement, how much you may receive and whether you will need to have a trial. Still, your lawyer should be able to give you an idea of what to expect with regards to process, timelines and potential outcomes.
3. Respond to your inquiries in a timely manner
Communication is important. It is reasonable for you to expect your personal injury lawyer to respond to your questions and concerns quickly. If you are not satisfied with the way your lawyer communicates, speak with him or her about it.
4. Treat you with respect
You should expect your lawyer to be respectful in all his or her interactions with you, whether in person, via emails or phone calls.
Are you looking for a personal injury lawyer in Maple Ridge?
If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Findlay Gunnell Sandor will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our team has the knowledge, skill and experience to protect your rights. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive and personal service that will help you understand and deal with difficulties that come with making an ICBC claim.
We serve Maple Ridge, the Tri-Cities, the Lower Mainland and beyond. So, if you are in any of these areas, call us today to book an appointment.