Injured people and their families often experience trauma and shock and coping with the legal system only adds to their stress. The team at Dick Byl Law Corporation work hard to help you understand the legal process, the benefits, the risks and what can or cannot be done to successfully pursue a claim for damages. We strive to make the ordeal of dealing with injury, wage loss, and extra costs less stressful for you and your family.
ICBC often publishes promotional material stating that it follows a policy of being "fair and reasonable" in settling personal injury claims. Any attempt by a person injured in a motor vehicle accident to seek a better offer, or retain counsel is labeled as "legal wrangling". If "legal wrangling" means to attempt to obtain settlements or judgments for our clients that are consistent with the law of this province, as opposed to the much lower ICBC internal guidelines, then, at Dick Byl Law Corporation, we confess that we do this a lot.
There is a simple exercise that you can follow to get a better understanding as to how ICBC deals with personal injury victims. Ask your adjuster what he or she thinks the value of your claim is. Then come and ask us. We do not charge for such a consultation. If you wish to have us handle your claim, we will do so in a friendly, courteous manner. We do not require any funds from you, and we only charge a percentage of what we collect. We will send you one bill and one bill only, at the conclusion of your case. If there is no judgment or settlement, there is no bill.
We act in your best interest. Your adjuster acts in the best interest of ICBC. ICBC hires lawyers to represent them. Other law firms act for ICBC on some files and against ICBC on others. We NEVER act for ICBC! Our loyalty is 100% to our clients. Dick Byl has over 20 years of experience handling Personal Injury matters is committed to providing legal services to people who have suffered injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other misfortune.