A personal injury case is any case where you’ve been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. If that injury causes you a loss, such as medical bills, time off work, pain, suffering, or significant long-term damage, then you have the right to recover compensation under British Columbia law.
You can’t do it alone. The insurance company responsible for paying this loss and these damages will fight you with everything they have, all with the goal of ensuring they don’t have to pay you a single cent.
The team at Merchant Law can help. Here are the types of cases we take.
Slip and Fall Cases
If a property owner negligently fails to repair hazards or warn about them, then you have the right to recover compensation if you get hurt on their property. While these are commonly called “slip and fall” cases because those types of accidents are the most common, a premises liability case could cover any injury you sustain as the result of a property that is in poor repair.
ATV and Snowmobile Accidents
While everyone has lots of fun with these recreational vehicles, British Columbia sees numerous snowmobile and ATV crashes every year. No small percentage of these are fatal. That’s why each of these vehicles must be covered with liability insurance. In some of these crashes, alcohol and drugs play a role in the accident, which means that the settlement could include punitive damages.
Dog Bites and Animal Accidents
If an irresponsible dog owner has caused you to endure a serious injury, then we can help. Dog bites can be distressing, disfiguring, and life-changing. We will be seeking to prove the dog has bitten others in the past, or that the dog has displayed a history of aggressive behavior such that they should have known that the dog could have been a danger to you.
Watercraft and Boat Accidents
There were 262 marine accidents in 2020. If you were injured in a boating collision then we can help. We can also help with boating accident wrongful death cases. We look for all responsible parties, from operators who might have been ignoring British Columbia boating safety laws to manufacturers who might have created a problem with defective parts.
We handle all kinds of farm accidents, from overturned tractors to toxic chemical exposure. While many farming accidents are covered by British Columbia workers compensation law, not all farming accidents happen to farm workers, and some have the right to pursue a third-party case.
Merchant Law has successfully sued major airlines when their negligence has caused harm to their passengers. We’ve also handled smaller craft injuries whenever someone’s negligence has caused significant harm to pilots or passengers. Reach out to us if you think you might have a case.
Injured on a campground? Campground owners have an obligation to keep their grounds safe. If you were injured in a camping accident they might be liable, or the manufacturer of the camping equipment could be liable. If any party’s actions caused your injury then they could be held accountable as well.
If you’ve been injured by an unsafe product then we can help. We need to prove that the product was not safe even when operated normally and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Save the product and the packaging, then call us.
Why Merchant Law?
No matter how you were hurt, our team is there to help. We have over two decades of experience in personal injury law, and we’re known as savvy negotiators and top-notch litigators.
Call (250) 487-7777 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today. We’ll go over the facts of your case and help you determine next steps.