Errors That Affect The Operational Flow of ICBC’s Process
The Insurance Commission of British Columbia has created a smooth process for handling the submitting claims. Still, the men and women in ICBC’s offices do more than just take care of submitted claims. Because each of them takes part in a multi-functional operation, any error in a claim form can affect the operational flow of ICBC’s processes.
Errors made by claimant that manage to slow the process:
Not getting the contact information for the other driver. That information should be included among the facts on the claim form that gets submitted to ICBC’s offices. Not seeking prompt medical attention at the scene of the accident, or within 24 hours after the accident. No matter how severe your injury, the insurance will fight your claim, if the injury has not been mentioned in your medical records. Not submitting ICBC’s claim form by the designated date. If not sure about that date, consult with a lawyer.
Errors made by claimant that could work to strengthen the defendant’s case:
Fast-tracking the process, by providing ICBC with a signed statement. That is like giving a signed statement to the opposing party’s insurance company. All drivers in British Columbia get their insurance from that one company (ICBC). In other words, some of ICBC’ lawyers will be defending the driver that hit you. Do not make their job easy, especially if that other driver did not carry insurance. Be careful about what you agree to, when dealing with the insurer.
Visiting different social media networks and sharing pictures of your activities, while you are recovering does not make sense as per ICBC Lawyers in Kelowna. You do not want anyone to post a picture of you taking part in an activity that your injury is supposed to keep you from being part of. One of ICBC’s investigators might see that picture, then a member of the defendant’s defense team might ask for an explanation.
Not discussing the speed of your recovery with your doctor. A physician forms an opinion of a given patient’s ability to handle certain tasks, after listening to that same patient’s account of his or her discomforts. If a patient has said that kneeling causes pain, then the doctor will assume that the patient does not plan to do any kneeling.
Suppose, though, that your discomfort subsides, and you suddenly feel inspired to work in the garden. If an investigator sees you kneeling in the garden, that action would be contrary to what could be found in your medical report. Always let your treating physician know about your plans, if you feel inspired to attempt a movement that you could not carry-out previously. If your recovery has reached the stage where you feel ready to make that movement, report that to the doctor.