Deadlines for applying for car accident benefits from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, will vary. It depends on whether you are reporting an injury or vehicle damage. Therefore, as a personal injury lawyer I discuss time limitations for injury accident benefits. For quick coverage watch my video about ICBC claim deadlines .
ICBC operates Province wide. As a result time lines are the same whether the collision occurs in Surrey, Richmond, or Vancouver. Anywhere in the Lower Mainland the law is the same.
A claimant has a 30 day period to provide ICBC with a written report. Report the circumstances and consequences of a car accident. There is a 90 day due date for completing an accident benefit application. These limitations can be extended if there has been no prejudice to ICBC.
If there has been a delay in reporting the accident talk to a lawyer right away. This may prevent unnecessary disclosure. As a result, the time to report an accident to ICBC is important.
ICBC is also allowed time to respond to a reported accident claim. Therefore, claimants can expect to wait up to 30 days after reporting for time off work benefits. Reporting as early as possible will help avoid delay in obtaining benefits and the ultimate resolution of the claim.
Posted by personal Injury Lawyer Mr. Renn A. Holness, B.A. LL.B.