When you have been hurt by another, you are often faced with barriers to accessing treatment and focusing on healing. Many people don’t understand the complex nature of a personal injury claim, which may include addressing wage loss, the costs associated with ongoing treatment for your injuries, cost of future treatment, post-traumatic stress and the psychological impact of an accident, and damages for pain and suffering.
We represent only individuals and we never represent insurance companies. We represent people hurt by a wide range of causes, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, and other injury claims.
Our team of lawyers are ready to work with you on your injury claims and ensure that you receive the proper compensation and results for your personal injury. We are experienced both in and out of the courtroom, and know how to navigate this complex process, and to help you through it. If you have been injured by the fault of another, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages which include payment for property damage, rehabilitation, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
Contact our office before you contact ICBC or other parties related to your loss. If you have been injured as a result of another person’s actions and negligence, one of our lawyers would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
Insurance companies can be unscrupulous when it comes to delving into the private lives of people advancing injury claims. Their reason for doing this is simple: try to find something – anything – that they can use against you to deny or minimize your claim. As but one example of this, the federal Privacy Commissioner […]
1. Determine if any one is hurt. If you, one of your passengers or someone in another vehicle is or could very well be seriously injured, call 911 immediately. 2. Get to a place of safety. Depending on where the accident happened or where your vehicle ended up, you may be prone to being struck […]
If you are involved in an accident and the at-fault driver or vehicle doesn’t have insurance, you can still claim up to $200,000 in damages from ICBC for your injuries and other losses. In order to qualify, the accident must have happened in BC on a “highway”, which essentially means any public road and includes […]
How long it takes to resolve your ICBC claim depends entirely on how you fare in the aftermath of your accident. If you recover completely, we as your lawyers can settle your claim then and there. However, if your recovery stalls and your injuries plateau, we will want to investigate to be able to say […]
In an attempt to keep car accident victims from hiring lawyers, ICBC adjusters often tell them that a lawyer will take half of their compensation. This is a myth. First, most people who are injured in car accidents and hire a lawyer enter into what is called a “contingent fee agreement”. This means that we […]
By Stuart Cappus ICBC has once again been caught acting improperly in its defence of motor vehicle accident claims. This time a BC Supreme Court judge was forced to declare a mistrial after finding that ICBC committed an abuse of process by taking inconsistent positions in two related lawsuits. In the case at bar, a […]
Richard Johnston and Stuart Cappus just received Reasons for Judgment awarding a young woman more than $2 million in damages for injuries and losses she suffered as a result of a serious collision. While driving home one night, our client was rear-ended by a 1-ton truck going 160km/h and driven by a drunk driver. She […]
By Stuart Cappus The BC Supreme Court recently admonished ICBC for failing to disclose video surveillance in direct breach of a Court Order. Following a jury trial, a BC Supreme Court judge ordered ICBC to pay the legal fees of a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. Months before the trial, the Court […]
It may be difficult to believe, but distracted driving is killing more people each year in British Columbia than impaired driving. Furthermore, distracted driving is the second leading cause of crash fatalities, only behind speeding. The statistics show that on average, 81 people die each year where distracted driving is a contributing factor. These numbers […]
When you are involved in a crash, ICBC will assign an adjuster to your file. The adjuster works both for you (for your vehicle damage repairs claim and rehabilitation benefits claim) and against you (for your personal injury claim). That is why most ICBC claims lawyers say that it is very important to consult with […]