Personal Injury Claims
Motor vehicle accidents are a fact of life in our fast-paced world. The effects of a car accident can significantly impact your health, family life, and ability to earn a living.
Fortunately insurance provided through ICBC or a private insurance company can compensate you for losses suffered as a result of a motor vehicle accident, and provide assistance to you while recovering your health, even if the at-fault vehicle has inadequate insurance. However, such insurers generally prefer to split the blame for an accident if there is any evidence that both parties may be at fault, and if possible to settle claims early, for modest sums, when settlement may not be appropriate for the victim. Accordingly, except when the injuries involved are minimal, an injured person is well advised to seek legal advice before accepting an offer of settlement to ensure that they receive fair compensation.
If you are injured in an accident, you are entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Such damages, though difficult to quantify, are nevertheless awarded every day by the Courts of our province.
In addition to monetary damages for pain and suffering, damages for other consequences of an accident, such as time lost from work, future income loss, increased living expenses (such as housekeeping costs) and costs necessarily associated with recovery and rehabilitation (such as costs incurred for medication, physiotherapy treatments, and the like) are also recoverable.
Our lawyers are familiar with the law and practice in this province related to personal injury awards and can help you to recover fair compensation for your injuries. We will endeavour to resolve your claim without the necessity of court proceedings or a trial, which can be stressful. However, if we must proceed to court to obtain fair compensation, then we are prepared, and have the experience, to do so.
It is important that you feel comfortable with and have confidence in the lawyer you choose to assist you. Please call us to discuss your situation and arrange a free consultation. You are under no obligation to retain us but if you decide to do so then we will move forward to the resolution of your claim, and you will be under no obligation to pay us any money until your claim is settled.