If you’ve been injured in any kind of accident you may have a personal injury claim. Our Kelowna, BC personal injury attorneys handle all kinds of claims, including (but not limited to) car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall cases.
You may have a personal injury case any time someone else’s negligence results in you getting hurt. ICBC and other insurance companies will rarely offer a fair settlement. They’ll lowball you if you don’t have a capable lawyer helping you.
Let us help you get the settlement you deserve. We’re known as British Columbia’s toughest negotiators and litigators, and we’ll get the job done right.
What is the average ICBC payout for a car accident?
The average payout is about $40,000, but it depends on a great many factors.
Your settlement amount will typically cover the cost of your medical bills, the cost to repair your car, and your lost wages. It will also take into account any future care needs and your ability to work in the future.
Finally, it may take your pain and suffering into account. In some rare cases, the other person’s behavior may also be so egregious as to warrant pain and suffering damages.
Why do you need a lawyer for a personal injury case?
Often, ICBC or other insurance companies you might be dealing with in a personal injury case will create a low ball settlement which won’t cover the costs associated with your accident.
In addition, it’s easy to say or do things which can reduce your ability to make claims. British Columbia is a contributory negligence province, which means your claim amount can be reduced if a case can be made that you contributed to your own accident.
Cases can also get increasingly complex depending on who the accident was with and who is responsible for it. Some of our clients have been in accidents with drivers from the United States, for example, or have gone up against major corporations who own the trucks that struck their cars. In these cases you may well walk away empty handed if you don’t have top-notch legal representation.
How do I know my claim is worth pursuing?
It’s never a good idea to try to guess. It’s not even necessary to try. You can get a free, no obligation consultation from the lawyers at Merchant Law. We’ll tell you whether you have a case and what we can do to help. If we decide to take your case, we won’t get paid unless we successfully negotiate a good settlement for you or win your case in court.
Just call (250) 487-7777 to get started today.