Determining Fault (Liability) in BC Car Accidents
ICBC often makes quick decisions on fault without fully investigating a car accident. It is important that witnesses are spoken to, weather conditions are analyzed, police reports are reviewed, driver statements obtained, and many other factors in relation to liability are looked at before a decision is made. ICBC adjusters do not often reach the right decision as to fault. It is important to consult a ICBC lawyer who can investigate the accident scene and give you advice as to whether the car accident was your fault.
There are internal review processes at ICBC if you are unhappy with a decision that has been made by an ICBC claims adjuster. You can also pursue your injury claim in BC Small Claims Court or BC Supreme Court. A judge or jury will make a determination as to fault and ICBC has to abide by the decision that is made.