How do I negotiate my claim without a lawyer?
You might be very familiar with negotiations and the strategies behind them, or the thought of negotiating might make you very uncomfortable. If you decide to negotiate directly with ICBC yourself, we have some negotiation tips:
- Be prepared to walk away from the offer on the table
- Expect that ICBC will at least quadruple their initial offer
- Wait to settle until you know the full extent of your injuries
The most important negotiation tip…
Understand the value of what you are negotiating for
If you do decide to negotiate your claim unrepresented, we strongly encourage you to find out the value of your claim. Any personal injury lawyer will provide a claim valuation estimate in their free initial consultation.
You might also be interested in learning about some if the ICBC negotiation tactics used by adjusters.