There are various deadlines that apply to claiming ICBC Accident Benefits for medical care and income loss, to claiming other benefits and to Personal Injury Claims. The following description of various deadlines is meant as a guideline only, because calculating certain deadlines can be quite complicated. In order to be sure about deadlines, consult us.
There are three specific deadlines set out in the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation that affect your claim for ICBC Accident Benefits:
For more information on ICBC Accident Benefits claims, see:
Benefit providers other than ICBC have their own deadlines for applying for coverage.
For more information on other benefit providers, the benefits they offer, and their eligibility requirements, see:
Generally, you must make a Personal Injury Claim within two years of the date of the accident. This two-year limitation period may not apply to infants and those deemed mentally incompetent, in which case the limitation periods may be extended.
Also, if you are suing a city or municipality because of a roadway hazard, you must notify the city or municipality within 60 days.
These are areas that require legal analysis and you must consult a lawyer immediately; there is no advantage to waiting.
For more information on Personal Injury Claims, see: Making a Personal Injury Claim – Innocent Victims of Accidents.