AREAS OF PRACTICE
PERSONAL INJURY LAW AND ICBC
Smith Hutchison helps injured clients get the awards they deserve. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries as well as funds for your pain and suffering, often on a contingency fee basis. If you are unsure whether you have been injured, go to the hospital or your family doctor and follow his/her advice. If your don't, any court award or settlement your obtain could be reduced. You should also try and get the names addresses and phone numbers of all drivers, witnesses and police officers involved. Keep copies of all records, receipts, documents, pay stubs, accident reports, statements, doctor's prescriptions, and any papers, or costs associated with your injury. Also, keep a daily record of all your symptoms and injuries to chart your recovery. Remember your ICBC insurance adjuster's job is to settle your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. Anything you say to your adjuster and any information they obtain can be used against you in a Court of law. We can help you best if we are involved from the beginning. Remember that there are strict time limits for bringing injury claims. Some expire within days or even weeks of an accident. If you miss a limitation, you may never be able to recover compensation.