You have seen the television ads and heard the radio ads. It’s all about the “huge fraud crisis”. If the ads are to be believed, a whole bunch of people out there are “cheaters” who are faking or exaggerating their ICBC claims to get money that they don’t deserve.
Is this a fact?
The truth is that most people who advance ICBC injury claims are honest people who just want to get better and live normal lives again.
The real cheaters are many of the ICBC adjustors. These individuals will do anything to deny legitimate claims – they try to intimidate victims and witnesses, they twist and turn the truth, and they play every game in the book to avoid compensating the people who are supposed to be their clients, the people who pay their insurance premiums and expect to be taken care of when they are injured in a car accident.
What is this so called fraud campaign really about? ICBC is poisoning the well, to use an expression. It means that they are trying to convince people that most ICBC claims are fraudulent. In that way, when people are called to do jury duty, they will be more likely to either dismiss claims outright or significantly limit the compensation going to car accident victims.
This is a deliberate dirty trick and just the latest in a whole line of dirty tricks that ICBC has used over the years in its bid to cheat people out of fair settlements of their injury cases
Don’t fall for it, folks. Tell everybody you know that this is a bunch of nonsense. Make sure that nobody you know is taken advantage of by ICBC. I am sure that you will agree with me that everybody injured in a car accident should see a lawyer so that he or she can be advised of their rights and responsibilities. Nobody should trust ICBC adjustors to give them the straight goods – after all, they work for ICBC, their loyalty is to ICBC and their job is to settle claims for no money or as little money as possible in order to maximize ICBC profits.