If you have experienced an injury there are a few things you should do.
Often people have very strong emotions at the time of an injury. Its important that you remain calm and only deal with the situation at hand. You may have feelings of guilt that you are responsible for your injury or causing other people inconvenience. However, indicating that you are sorry or that its all your fault may be considered an admission of fault and held against you irregardless of the facts related to the injury. Certainly an insurance company will be more than happy to hear from other people at the scene that you admitted fault and took responsibility, as they can use this admission to limit or deny you coverage. In addition, talking about blame can lead to arguments and aggression between parties which will only further aggravate and escalate an already troublesome situation. Its best to leave the determination of liability to a time and place removed from the scene.
If you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity and expenses. If you believe you have suffered any of these, or other losses, you should speak to a lawyer. Call our office and we will arrange to meet with you at your convenience.
We accept cases involving all injuries including:
Its our belief that the monetary value of a claim is only realized after recovery is either complete or at a significant plateau. Then, with sharing of knowledge between yourself, your healthcare professionals and your lawyer discussions can begin respecting an appropriate valuation of the claim.
We offer free consultation for victims of motor vehicle accidents.
If we agree to take on your case our fee for a personal injury claim will be based on a contingency fee agreement. Essentially, you pay us a percentage of the result achieved in your case. We do not charge you any legal fees until your case is complete. The Law Society of British Columbia stipulates that,
In a claim for personal injury the maximum contingency fee allowed is 40% of the amount recovered.
In many cases we are able to conclude your claim for even less than the maximum. During your consultation we will discuss the structure of the fee agreement in detail.