According to the Limitation Act, you have two years from the date of the accident to start an action for personal injuries. If you choose to retain a lawyer, you should do so well in advance of the expiration of the limitation period so that your lawyer has enough time to review your case and take necessary steps to protect your rights.

Regardless of whether you decide to retain a lawyer, we strongly advise that you wait at least two months, and ideally until all your injury symptoms have resolved, before agreeing to settle your claim with ICBC. Some injuries that do not initially appear to be significant can persist and continue to cause discomfort and impairment for much longer than expected.