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.
Often an individual struggles to return to their employment immediately following an injury and may have to take several months off or be permanently off work depending on the severity of the injury. Some employees will have the advantage of short term and long term disability programs but these may not be available to all […]
Financial records of wages/earning are helpful when trying to show to a court the economic losses an individual has suffered as a result of an injury. It is important to ensure that accurate records are maintained and that appropriate accounting help is prioritized following an injury. Many individuals receive cash tips related to their employment […]
The courts have long held that a plaintiff in a personal injury case should be awarded damages necessary to place them in the same position they would have been if the accident had never occurred. At times it can be challenging for the courts to identify and determine the magnitude of losses suffered by an […]
By Stuart Cappus A release is like a liability waiver in that it is a contract between two parties concerning the right of one to sue the other. However, whereas liability waivers are signed before an incident or loss occurs, releases are signed after the fact and only once the parties have settled their dispute. […]
By Stuart Cappus Sorry! As Canadians, many of us are probably unable to go an entire day without saying the word. But are there any legal consequences to saying you’re sorry? In British Columbia, thanks to the Apology Act, the answer to that question is no. This Act, which has been in force since 2006, […]
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 […]