If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, your main concern must be your health, and returning to your pre-accident status. Seeking immediate medical attention is very important, and can also have an effect on the value of your claim.

Until you first consult with a lawyer, it is essential not to speak to ICBC, or to sign any documentation with them.

When someone has been hurt, they normally contact ICBC forthwith after the accident, when they could possibly not be in the correct frame of mind. They may make a mistake in what they tell ICBC, which may come back to haunt them. You might also forget to mention something important, which could be problematic later on.

There might also be times where an injured party without a lawyer feels obligated to sign a statement on how the accident occurred. You do not have to do so.

There are many ways that having an ICBC injury lawyer on your side can help:

* Your legal rights will be protected. This can involve ensuring that time deadlines are adhered to.

* Your ICBC injury lawyer will explain to you what different things you can claim for. The average person is not aware of all of the components that constitute an injury claim. There is more to your claim than compensation for pain and suffering, and economic loss. Because of this, unrepresented claimants often do not receive proper and fair compensation for their injuries.

* Your ICBC injury lawyer will explain what your legal obligations are. For example, you have a legal obligation to mitigate your damages, meaning that you must take active steps to rehabilitate yourself.

* Your ICBC injury lawyer will take stress and inconvenience out of your life by dealing with ICBC on your behalf. To several people, this is a very important benefit to having an ICBC injury lawyer on their side.

* The value of your claim will be maximized by your ICBC injury lawyer using their skill and experience.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, remember to first seek medical attention for your injuries. Contacting an ICBC injury lawyer for a free consultation should be your following step. It may be the best financial move you ever make.

Glenn Veale is an ICBC injury lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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