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Your life can change in an instant when you are involved in an accident. Many people say to me, “if only… if only I could just go back in time, I would change that moment; if only I had done something differently; if only I had stayed home that day...” Unfortunately, there is no going back in time.
Instead, if you are injured in an accident you most likely have to deal with doctors, medical professionals, insurance companies, and the legal system. If the accident was not your fault, call us and we will help you so that you can focus on getting better.
Of course, in some accidents it is clear who was at fault, while in others the circumstances are more complicated. Sometimes, the accident has to be reviewed in detail to sort out what happened and who is responsible. We will help you unravel what happened in the accident, and we will sort out your legal needs.
Many people worry about suing another person involved in the same accident. Sometimes, the person at fault is a family member or friend. When dealing with car accidents, in reality, you will pursue your claim against ICBC. ICBC will step in and defend the driver, or drivers, who caused the accident. That is why insurance is mandatory in British Columbia. You must know, however, that if you are the innocent party, ICBC will not be acting to assist you in your claim – instead, they will be acting to defend the negligent driver. ICBC’s goal in this situation is to try to limit the amount of compensation they have to pay you. This is one of the reasons that it is important for you to seek legal advice.
If you have been injured and want a high level of personal attention combined with firm and effective advocacy on your behalf, call Forward Law and speak to Alana for a free initial appointment.