ICBC Claim can be a daunting task.
Without a lawyer, an injured person is left to trust an ICBC adjuster as to the
value of their claim. It is important to remember that an ICBC adjuster does not owe the injured person a legal duty
of fairness. In fact, the courts have commented that an adjuster's job is to settle claims as quickly and cheaply
Rather than trusting an adjuster to determine the value of a claim, we work with medical professionals,
engineers, accountants, rehabilitation therapists and other expert witnesses to ensure our clients maximize their physical
recovery and receive fair compensation from ICBC.
There are three ways that your case can be resolved:
ICBC cases are resolved through negotiation between the lawyer and the adjuster. The adjuster will often make an early
offer on your file. It is generally not advisable to accept this early offer since you will rarely be fully recovered
from your injuries when this offer is made. When the time is right to negotiate a settlement, a number of offers and
counter-offers may flow between the lawyer and the adjuster. You will be advised by us if ICBC's negotiated
offer is reasonable or not. You are the ultimate decision-maker. We have the experience to properly prepare your case
to negotiate from a position of strength. Mr. Gantzert has negotiated $1,000,000s of settlements for his clients.
is often a successful method for resolving ICBC claims, and involves meeting with the ICBC adjuster, ICBC's
lawyer, and an impartial mediator agreed to by both ICBC and your lawyer. Your lawyer will be beside you throughout
the mediation and you will always have the opportunity to discuss matters with your lawyer in private during the mediation.
You cannot be forced to settle your claim during mediation, but reasonable settlements are often obtained.
has conducted numerous mediations. We will prepare your claim for mediation by obtaining medical evidence, expert reports
and quantifying your wage loss claims. You will meet with us, prepare for mediation, and have full input in the final
decision about settling your case.
If negotiation and mediation are not successful in achieving a fair
settlement, you have the right to have your day in Court. At trial, all the important facts and evidence we have gathered
will be presented, along with expert witnesses who will testify about your injuries and the harm done to your life and economic
interests. Mr. Gantzert is an experienced trial lawyer who can ensure that your case is presented in the best light