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Spraggs & Co. Trusted Personal Injury Lawyer in Coquitlam Since 1971.
Spraggs & Co. is a personal injury law firm located in Coquitlam, BC focusing on motor vehicle accident cases and other injury-related legal services.

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From the moment I walked through the door I knew I was going to be taken care of. I am more than satisfied with my settlement.

ICBC gave me a really rough time. Mr. Spraggs and his team helped me obtain an award of almost $700,000.

Never once during the length of my claim did my trust in Tom waiver. I received a very fair settlement.

We Believe You Shouldn’t Have to Navigate an ICBC Claim on Your Own

Experience in ICBC Litigation

CELEBRATING 47 YEARS

For more than 47 years Spraggs & Co. has been in practice and sought justice for injured clients.

Our driving philosophy is our belief that each individual is to be placed back in the position that they would have been in but for the accident. We realize that every claim is unique, and we work hard for our clients in telling their story.

Our main focus is our clients. We take great pride in delivering exceptional client service. We capitalize on each other’s strengths and work as a unified team to achieve this.

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ICBC CLAIMS

After being injured in an accident in British Columbia, the claims process that follows can seem confusing and stressful, especially when tight deadlines are required.
At Spraggs & Co. Injury Lawyers, we believe that you shouldn’t have to navigate the ICBC claims process on your own in British Columbia.
As a personal injury firm practicing for 47 years in Coquitlam, we have the experience to review your case and advise you on the steps you should take when dealing with Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) before making contact and accepting a settlement.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Is legal representation always necessary? As a general rule the more injured you are, the greater your need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer like the team at Spraggs & Co.

We suggest taking the time to reflect on the quality of your life and well-being prior to the accident, and to compare that standard to what you’re experiencing now, post-accident. If there is any kind of discrepancy between the two, a lawyer may be able to help you with your claim.

At Spraggs & Co, we help our clients to obtain satisfying outcomes. Clients who choose to work with us, rather than deal with insurance corporations like ICBC by themselves, get access to advice and advocacy that helps them to obtain the justice they deserve. We take great pride in the opportunities our clients give us to represent, advise and negotiate on their behalf.

If you would like to know more about how an experienced personal injury lawyer can help in your unique circumstances, please read this article or contact us and we would be pleased to provide you with complimentary, no-obligation information on how we may be able to assist you.

What is my claim worth?

In short, no one can precisely tell you what your claim is worth until your injury has stabilized (or you have recovered from it). Every case is different. There are various unique elements that affect the value of your claim, and many of those elements are not known until later in the claim’s process.

What we can tell you however, is that as a client of Spraggs & Co, we would be able to develop a ball-park range of the potential value of your claim. Through comprehensive legal analysis and the application of case law and precedents, we would be able to determine a range of what you may likely receive. After a medical prognosis, we can hone this estimate and provide you with something more precise.

For more information read our blog article, What is the Value of My Claim, or contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding the specifics of your case.

How much will a personal injury lawyer cost me?

Our fee is a percentage of your settlement and is paid only when you collect. This means that if there is no settlement, there is no fee payable.

Our fee structure is regulated by the Law Society of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia to ensure that it is fair and reasonable. For more information on our fee structure or anything else contact us at 604.464.3333.

What can I do to help my claim?

We enjoy working with clients who take an active interest in the success of their claims. There are four main steps that you can immediately take to help the progress and quality of your claim:

  1. Receive medical attention – If necessary, call 911 for emergency services or go to the hospital immediately after an accident. If injured, attend your family physician’s office as soon as possible after the accident for assessment and treatment. Report all symptoms to your physician and continue with regular visits until you have recovered completely or as best as possible. Follow your physician’s advice and that of any other professionals you may be referred to.
  2. Document the collision – It is important to properly document the collision. After the accident, immediately exchange information with the other driver and verify the driver’s license, insurance and license plate number. Remember, you have no obligation to discuss the accident with the other driver. Get names, addresses and phone numbers of all drivers, witnesses, police officers and emergency personnel involved. Obtain a copy of the police motor vehicle accident report. Make detailed observations of the accident scene and the road conditions at the time of the collision. If possible, make written notes and take pictures of the scene and the car.
  3. Report the accident to ICBC – It is mandatory to report all motor vehicle accidents that occur in B.C. to ICBC even when ICBC is not the insurer for the vehicles involved. Call ICBC to report the accident as soon as possible, or have legal representation do so on your behalf.
  4. Seek free legal advice promptly – It is important to seek legal advice promptly to not jeopardize you right for fair compensation. Contact Spraggs & Co. for free, no-obligation consultation at 604.464.3333 or toll-free at 1.866.939.3339.

Will ICBC pay for all disbursements?

People injured in accidents involving vehicles insured in British Columbia may be entitled to reasonable disbursements associated with their claims. Disbursements are expenses incurred by the law firm acting on your behalf to proceed with your claim. Disbursements include things like court filing fees, medical-legal reports, photocopies, faxes and scans, and other costs associated with advancing your claim.

If your claim goes to court for resolution by a judge or jury, costs associated with advancing your claim may be payable by solely by ICBC. If you share in the responsibility for the accident, the disbursement expenses may be partially repayable by ICBC.

An experienced lawyer can help you understand the intricacies of disbursement expenses, and the merits of your claim. When you become a client, make sure you ask up front about how costs and disbursements are handled by your personal injury lawyer.

What can I do to help my claim?

We enjoy working with clients who take an active interest in the success of their claims. There are four main steps that you can immediately take to help the progress and quality of your claim:

  1. Receive medical attention – If necessary, call 911 for emergency services or go to the hospital immediately after an accident. If injured, attend your family physician’s office as soon as possible after the accident for assessment and treatment. Report all symptoms to your physician and continue with regular visits until you have recovered completely or as best as possible. Follow your physician’s advice and that of any other professionals you may be referred to.
  2. Document the collision – It is important to properly document the collision. After the accident, immediately exchange information with the other driver and verify the driver’s license, insurance and license plate number. Remember, you have no obligation to discuss the accident with the other driver. Get names, addresses and phone numbers of all drivers, witnesses, police officers and emergency personnel involved. Obtain a copy of the police motor vehicle accident report. Make detailed observations of the accident scene and the road conditions at the time of the collision. If possible, make written notes and take pictures of the scene and the car.
  3. Report the accident to ICBC – It is mandatory to report all motor vehicle accidents that occur in B.C. to ICBC even when ICBC is not the insurer for the vehicles involved. Call ICBC to report the accident as soon as possible, or have legal representation do so on your behalf.
  4. Seek free legal advice promptly – It is important to seek legal advice promptly to not jeopardize you right for fair compensation. Contact Spraggs & Co. for free, no-obligation consultation at 604.464.3333 or toll-free at 1.866.939.3339.

How long will my claim take?

Each claim is unique with many factors determining how long it will take until settlement is reached. Some of these factors include seriousness of injury, complexity of the case and degree of fault. The duration of each claim depends on its unique circumstances.

Most frequently a personal injury claim is not settled until a person’s injuries have stabilized and the long-term impacts of those injuries on a person’s employment and life are accurately understood and assessed.

For example: most claims require a doctor’s prognosis before they can be settled—a doctor’s prognosis is pivotal. However, most doctors are hesitant to provide a prognosis for a year or more as they want to be confident that symptoms from an injury have stabilized. Injury symptoms can come and go, and may vary in terms of severity or even return when you think they have resolved.

As a client of Spraggs & Co. you can receive access to quality advice and experience that will help you to determine the approximate duration of your claim. But remember: your situation and circumstances are unique.

Why not contact us at 604.464.3333 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your unique circumstances? We are here to navigate the legal waters on your behalf.

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