ICBC Personal Injury Claims, Lawyers and Trust

I have previously written about some practical things to consider for people wishing to  fire their ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer.

Today while stuck at the Kelowna Airport waiting to fly back to Victoria and got to chatting with a fellow traveler who was contemplating firing his accountant.  Hearing this and the reasons for it made me think of sharing some further thoughts on the topic of hiring/firing an ICBC Claims Lawyer.  And being stuck in an airport I have plenty of time to do so!

Trust.  Trust is the most important factor in having a successful relationship with your ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer.  Trial experience, past settlement results, experience with your type of case, whether your lawyer sometimes acts for ICBC, whether your lawyer signed the SAA are all very important factors to consider when hiring an ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer but nothing can undo a relationship between a lawyer and client faster than lack of trust.

Your ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer will have to give you advice on many topic most importantly, advice on what a fair range of settlement is.  If you don’t trust that your lawyer is taking your claim seriously and don’t trust his/her advice it will be difficult if not impossible to make an informed decision regarding whether to settle your ICBC injury claim or proceed to trial.

Settlement offers are made in almost all ICBC personal injury claims.  Your lawyer’s job is to give you advice on the merits of any offer and to offer a ‘risk assessment’ about the potential benefits and pitfalls of trial.  You must trust that your ICBC Injury Lawyer is giving you good advice otherwise you risk making a poor decision.  If you don’t trust your lawyer your decision-making ability will be compromised and this can lead to very unfair results.  For example you may take a settlement offer that your lawyer says is unfair because you don’t trust his/her judgment or on the other hand you could proceed to trial, lose and face significant ‘costs’ consequences after failing to heed advice that an ICBC settlement offer is fair and should be seriously considered.

Trust goes to the heart of a lawyer/client relationship and if this is missing then a claim may be compromised.  So what can be done?  If there is a lack of trust the first and most important thing you should do is communicate this to your lawyer.  Try to work through the problem.  Make your lawyer make time for you.  Most ICBC Injury Claims Lawyers work on a contingency basis meaning they don’t bill you for every phone call, e-mail or meeting.  Make time to sit down and speak with your lawyer and work through any perceived problems.  This will likely cost you nothing and can go a long way to building up a mutual trust which will help your lawyer get a good result for you.

 If, after all reasonable efforts, you still can’t build a level of trust in your lawyer you will need to seriously consider retaining new counsel.

The bottom line is this: If you run into problems in your legal relationship you should talk to your lawyer.  He/she works for you and you are entitled to have all of your questions answered.  Put effort into working things through.  If things can’t be worked out consider moving on.  You don’t want to second guess yourself when you decide if and how you resolve your ICBC Personal Injury Claim.

firing my icbc claims lawyer, icbc injury claims lawyers, icbc personal injury lawyers

Comments (52)

  • I just want to say I am just new to blogging and site-building and absolutely loved you’re web-site. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You certainly come with excellent articles. Cheers for sharing with us your website.

  • What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & help other users like its aided me. Good job.

  • Excellent website. Lots of useful information here. I’m sending it to several friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  • An impressive share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing a little evaluation on this. And he in truth bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying more on this topic. If possible, as you change into experience, would you mind updating your blog with extra details? It’s highly helpful for me. Huge thumb up for this blog publish!

  • I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  • My spouse and i got really thankful Albert could finish off his web research through the ideas he acquired through the site. It is now and again perplexing to simply always be releasing things which a number of people might have been selling. We know we’ve got the blog owner to appreciate because of that. The main illustrations you made, the simple website navigation, the friendships you aid to engender – it’s all remarkable, and it’s leading our son and the family reckon that that idea is amusing, and that’s seriously mandatory. Many thanks for all the pieces!

  • This design is spectacular! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  • Thanks for another informative blog. Where else could I get that kind of information written in such a perfect way? I have a project that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  • Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  • Two assure edward whence the was. Who worthy yet ten boy denote wonder. Weeks views her sight old tears sorry. Additions can suspected its concealed put furnished. Met the why particular devonshire decisively considered partiality. Certain it waiting no entered is. Passed her indeed uneasy shy polite appear denied. Oh less girl no walk. At he spot with five of view.

  • It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  • I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  • An added important aspect is that if you are a mature person, travel insurance intended for pensioners is something you ought to really look at. The more aged you are, the more at risk you are for getting something awful happen to you while overseas. If you are definitely not covered by a number of comprehensive insurance coverage, you could have quite a few serious challenges. Thanks for expressing your hints on this blog site.

  • hi!,I love your writing very a lot! share we keep up a correspondence extra approximately your article on AOL? I require an expert on this house to resolve my problem. Maybe that’s you! Taking a look forward to look you.

  • I’m impressed, I have to say. Actually rarely do I encounter a blog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, you’ve gotten hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent; the difficulty is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very pleased that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for something relating to this.

  • Good post. I learn something more challenging on completely different blogs everyday. It’s going to at all times be stimulating to learn content material from other writers and practice just a little one thing from their store. I’d desire to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a link in your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • An fascinating discussion is price comment. I believe that it’s best to write extra on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but usually individuals are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  • I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

  • Thank you for another excellent post. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  • Good – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs and related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, web site theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Excellent task.

  • Thank you, I have recently been looking for information approximately this subject for a while and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  • There are actually a whole lot of particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a nice level to convey up. I supply the ideas above as basic inspiration however clearly there are questions just like the one you carry up where an important factor shall be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged around things like that, however I am positive that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Each girls and boys feel the influence of only a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  • Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board and I in finding It really useful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to present something back and aid others such as you aided me.

  • Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  • It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  • Thanks for the helpful article. It is also my belief that mesothelioma cancer has an particularly long latency period of time, which means that symptoms of the disease may not emerge until finally 30 to 50 years after the initial exposure to mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma, that is the most common sort and has effects on the area round the lungs, might cause shortness of breath, chest pains, and also a persistent cough, which may result in coughing up maintain.

  • What i don’t understood is actually how you’re no longer really much more smartly-appreciated than you might be right now. You are so intelligent. You already know therefore significantly in the case of this topic, produced me for my part consider it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men are not fascinated except it’s one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent. At all times maintain it up!

  • Thanks , I’ve recently been looking for info approximately this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I have found out so far. But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you certain concerning the source?

  • I simply had to thank you so much again. I’m not certain the things that I might have implemented in the absence of the actual advice provided by you on this problem. It was before a fearsome circumstance for me personally, however , encountering a specialized approach you resolved that took me to jump over contentment. I’m grateful for the assistance and even trust you are aware of an amazing job you have been undertaking teaching others by way of a site. I am sure you’ve never got to know any of us.

  • Pretty part of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim that I get actually loved account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing in your augment and even I fulfillment you get admission to persistently rapidly.

  • I have read a few excellent stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create this type of excellent informative site.

Comments are closed.

Contact

If you would like further information or require assistance, please get in touch.

ERIK
MAGRAKEN

Personal Injury Lawyer

When not writing the BC Injury Law Blog, Erik is the managing partner at MacIsaac & Company, based in Victoria, B.C. He is also involved with combative sports regulatory issues and authors the Combat Sports Law Blog.

“Work hard, be kind and enjoy the ride!”
Erik’s Philosophy

Disclaimer