If you’ve been injured in a car accident then you will need help protecting your rights. ICBC will be trying to do everything it can do to pay you as little as possible. If you’re dealing with a negligent driver’s out-of-province insurance company you’ll soon find they don’t want to help you either.
If you’re going to get the compensation you need to pay your mounting bills then you’re going to need help from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Who was at-fault for the accident?
The determination of fault can make hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of difference.
Even if you’re at-fault for the accident ICBC will pay you some limited benefits. Yet you should not be held accountable for a negligent driver’s mistakes, and the harsh reality is your medical bills may vastly exceed even the $300,000 allowed for by basic accident benefits.
So, too, might your other expenses, especially if your injuries prevent you from working in the same career in the future, or from working at all.
These people are going to fight you tooth and nail to assign as much blame to you as possible so they can pay you as little as possible, even if they can’t say the accident was “your fault.”
Don’t let them. Get a lawyer who will use the evidence and the facts of the case to present a strong argument on your behalf.
How to Avoid Costly Mistakes
ICBC or the other driver’s insurance company will try to contact you soon after the accident. They’re going to try to lead you into making statements which will weaken your case.
They may also try to get you to sign statements which can keep you from pursuing your case in the future.
Avoid this problem by retaining a personal injury lawyer as soon as you’re medically capable of doing so. Your first priority should be receiving medical care, but your second priority should be getting a personal injury lawyer.
We will file the claim on your behalf and deal with the insurance company on your behalf. This will help you avoid mistakes. In the meantime we will work with you to gather the evidence you’ll need to make your strongest case for maximum compensation.
Remember, we work on contingency. That means you don’t have to come up with any money out of pocket. We get paid when you get paid. Don’t worry—you’ll still come out ahead. Typically our clients walk away with ten times as much as they would have on their own.
Why Merchant Law?
When you call Merchant Law you’re calling a group of lawyers who have a proven track record for helping clients get the compensation they deserve. We’re known as being some of Canada’s toughest litigators, and you can trust that we will work hard for you.
How do you know you have a case? Just call us for a free consultation today.
Get started today by calling (604) 535-7777, or visit our office at 6337 198 St. #101, Langley City, BC.