People injured in a car accident are entitled to two types of benefits from ICBC. First, there are "no fault" benefits. These are benefits provided to a person regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Typically, these benefits provide compensation for:
* some medical and rehabilitation costs
* partial replacement for wages
* compensation for an inability to do house work
No fault benefits are usually the smallest part of a person's total compensation. They provide only a fraction of the real cost of an accident on a person's life.
Second, there are "tort" benefits. These are benefits that can only be claimed by people injured by the fault of someone else. The purpose of these benefits is to compensate an innocent person for the real cost of an accident in that person’s life. Tort benefits include:
* money for pain and suffering
* past and future wage loss
* cost of care and all reasonable expenses caused by the accident
Tort benefits can be substantial. There is no limit on what the court can award. The amount of compensation is only limited by the evidence.
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At Metrotown Law Group we only represent injured people. Once we are retained, we revoke any authorizations ICBC has so it cannot obtain any medical records without going through us first. We also communicate with ICBC for you and provide a safe and confidential sounding board for you to discuss things about your personal injury claim without worrying that the things you say can be used by ICBC against you. Consultations are free and have no obligation. Don’t make any decisions regarding your ICBC personal injury claim without talking to Metrotown Law Group first
Metrotown Law Group offers risk-free, contingency billing for car accident claims. This means our legal fee will be a percentage of your personal injury settlement or judgment and is not payable until you get your money from ICBC. In the event you recover nothing for your case, you will owe us nothing. We can guarantee this because with nearly 20 years of combined experience, and over thousands of car accident cases, Metrotown Law Group has never failed to get fair compensation for a client with an ICBC injury claim
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