First off, don’t forget that when you report an ICBC claim, whatever you say can be used against you in your case. We can’t emphasize this enough—you need to be careful about what you say, and a personal injury lawyer can help you phrase your statement to ICBC in a way that protects you.
For your initial report to ICBC, be prepared with the following information:
- Date and time of the accident
- Location of the accident
- Your vehicle license plate number and registration
- Name and driver’s license numbers of the parties involved in the accident
- Details of the accident
- Details of injuries, if any, to the parties involved
- Information of witnesses, if any
- Police file number (if police were present)
You can file your report by phoning in, reporting online or at a local claim centre, or have your lawyer report it on your behalf. The ICBC representative will take your statement on how the accident happened and may also want you to bring your car in to have the damage recorded.