Were you injured because another party was negligent? Were the injuries serious? If so, you might have grounds for a personal injury case. The team at Merchant Law has helped thousands of clients maximize their personal injury settlements so that they can get their needs met after their accidents.
In almost all cases, we can help you get compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care needs
- Past lost wages
- Loss of future income, if you can no longer work
- Pain and suffering damages
If the victim of the accident died, we can press a wrongful death claim. This allows you to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills generated by the accident prior to the victim’s death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s income, services, and companionship
- Pre-set bereavement amounts
- Pain and suffering awards, in some cases
We help with all kinds of accidents. Here are some of the most common cases we see here in Abbotsford.
Injured in a boating accident? If your injury was the result of another party’s negligence then you may be able to file a personal injury claim and get compensation for your losses. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help.
The most common causes of boating accidents are:
- Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Operating unseaworthy vessels.
- Unlicensed operator.
- Collisions between boats.
- Hitting the wake of another boat.
- Collisions with submerged objects.
- Failure to use safety measures.
- Boating defects.
- Failing to follow the “rules of the water.”
- Failing to heed the presence of swimmers in the water.
In short, most boating accidents are caused by the clear and obvious negligence of the operator. We can hold that operator accountable. We help both injured parties and the loved ones of drowned or deceased boating accident victims.
Hunting Accidents and Accidental Shootings
Negligent hunters can cause extreme damage to other people. After all, they’re usually injuring others with guns, bows, or arrows. The resulting injuries are generally serious and life-altering.
If the hunter failed to follow basic safety protocols or British Columbia hunting regulations, our team can help hold them accountable.
Aviation law is complex. Our team has extensive expertise helping clients who have been injured in aviation accidents. This includes individuals injured on charter flights, amateur flights, or private flights. We also have extensive experience handling personal injury claims involving international flights. Due to the need to deal with the laws of multiple countries, these cases are often some of the most complex of all.
We cover more than plane crashes. Turbulence, injuries from passing food carts, falling luggage, bird strikes, and other accidents can all be valid sources for a personal injury claim.
Fortunately, all aircraft should be insured by law, and the insurer is usually available to pay these life-altering claims. You should press the claim—even if the pilot was a personnel friend.
Slip and Fall Accidents
In British Columbia, property owners are required to keep their properties in good working repair for safety reasons. When they fail to do so they can be held liable for injuries arising from the safety issues. While “slips and falls” aren’t the only kind of injuries we see in these premises liability cases, they do account for a large portion of them.
While many people do not take these injuries seriously, they can cause massive problems for their victims. It’s not uncommon to see spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries in these cases.
Property owners and their insurers will never rush to do the right thing if they aren’t forced to do so. That’s why it’s so important to reach out to our office the moment you think you might have a claim. We’ll deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, and we’ll help you hold them accountable.
Any form of negligence can be grounds for a personal injury case. This can include:
- Nursing home injuries
- Daycare injuries
- Animal attacks
- Defective products
It doesn’t matter where you were injured, and it doesn’t matter how. If someone did something they weren’t supposed to do, or failed to do something they should have done, and injury is the result, we are here to help you. We can help you handle the insurance companies, gather your evidence, negotiate your settlement, and take your case to court if necessary.
When you call us quickly, you vastly increase your chances of getting paid. In addition, you are likely to walk away with 3 times to ten times more money than you would have gotten on your own, even after our fees are accounted for. This money can help you deal with the massive financial challenges brought on by your injuries, and can give you a path forward. Don’t leave this money on the table, and don’t assume insurance companies will do the right thing. Reach out to us as soon as you are physically capable of doing so. You won’t regret it.
Why Merchant Law?
Our team has been helping Abbotsford residents manage their personal injury claims for over two decades. We are known for being top-notch negotiators and tough litigators, which means we fight hard to protect your rights. We specialize in catastrophic and life-altering injuries.
We work on contingency, which means that you don’t pay until we bring your case to a successful conclusion. Contacting us is risk-free. In many cases, we are able to secure three to ten times as much money for our clients as they could obtain on their own, even after our fees are accounted for. When you call us, we will make a thorough review of your case, answer all of your questions, and help you determine next steps.
You have just two years to file a personal injury claim in British Columbia. Reach out to get help from our offices as soon as you are medically capable of doing so.
Call (604) 394-2777 to schedule your case review and to get paired with your own dedicated family law lawyer.