This area includes motor vehicle accidents, such as pedestrian, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, as well as wrongful death lawsuits, slip and fall injuries, and injuries incurred on property.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and have a claim involving ICBC, or an out of province insurance company, you should see a lawyer immediately. You should get legal advice before discussing your claim with an ICBC adjuster and before signing any documents. Your rights and obligations will vary depending upon whether you are a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or a cyclist. Immediate advice could affect the amount of your monetary claim. Our staff and lawyers are experienced in handling these issues and will be happy to take the pressure off of you, so that you can start to heal and feel better.
Q: Why do I need a lawyer?
A: You need a lawyer to protect your rights. The ICBC and out of province insurance adjusters work for the insurance company – not you.
Q: Why contact a lawyer without delay?
A: The way your claim is prepared immediately after the injury is crucial.
When you are involved in an accident, it is a stressful and emotional time, and you need someone who can help you from being overwhelmed by the many different matters that may arise. It is helpful for you to obtain a copy of any police report on the accident that may exist, as well as any witness names and contact information or photographs of the scene, injuries or damages. Regular contact with your family doctor can be essential in your case, as well as keeping a diary of your day to day condition and activities.
Our friendly staff and lawyers are available to meet with you personally or by telephone to discuss your claim. Further, your telephone calls will never be ignored – either a member of the staff or a lawyer will return your calls in a timely manner. Also, we can make hospital or home visits, if you are unable to meet with us.
We pride ourselves on the fact that the vast majority of our personal injury cases are settled through mediation or negotiation without the necessity of a trial. However, each of our personal injury lawyers have years of trial experience and have an excellent track record of winning results.
For personal injury cases, we will also do home visits.