How long it takes to resolve your ICBC claim depends entirely on how you fare in the aftermath of your accident. If you recover completely, we as your lawyers can settle your claim then and there. However, if your recovery stalls and your injuries plateau, we will want to investigate to be able to say with some certainty how your injuries will affect you in the future. This is most often done by getting medical opinions from doctors who can provide a prognosis for your future. Based on that prognosis, we can assess what work opportunities you may miss and what treatment you may require in the future because of the ongoing effects of your injuries.
While this process can take some time, it’s well worth it. That’s because once you settle your ICBC claim, it’s not possible to re-open it. While ICBC would like to settle your claim as soon as possible to minimize the amount of money they have to pay to you, we as your lawyers are there to look out for your best interests and ensure you are fully compensated for all your losses including those yet to materialize.