If you’ve been injured in an accident then you need strong representation. The personal injury lawyers at Merchant Law will take care of you. We’ll work hard to create the strongest possible case on your behalf while you focus on healing.
We handle car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall cases, product liability cases, and any other case where someone else’s negligence has resulted in an accident of any kind. If you’ve been hurt, give us a call. There’s no risk: we don’t get paid unless your case is successful.
How do I know I’ve got a strong personal injury case?
The only way to know for sure is to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer. We’ll go over all of the facts of your case. We’ll then help you decide whether the case is worth pursuing.
Minor injuries can often be handled with the insurance company without resulting to a lawyer. We might also decline a case where it’s clear that your own degree of contributory negligence is likely to wipe out most of your settlement.
If you’re not sure, just call! We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. You don’t have to worry about coming up with a retainer or an hourly rate. We work on contingency, which means you don’t pay until we’ve successfully negotiated a settlement on your behalf, or have won your case in court.
What constitutes pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering relates to any physical pain or emotional stress caused your injuries. Anything that has a negative impact on your quality of life or potential lifespan qualifies.
In BC there are some limits on pain and suffering awards. These awards are capped at $5500 for minor injuries like whiplash, TMJ, and road rash. There is no limit for pain and suffering awards on major injuries.
How do I know I’ve got a good personal injury case?
The only way to know for sure is to consult with a personal injury lawyer. Bring them all the facts of your case and make sure there aren’t any surprises. Do your best to secure a lawyer early, before you deal with any insurance company. This will strengthen your case considerably.
Some minor cases won’t require representation, and sometimes your personal negligence will be too high to make the case make sense. Yet most of the time, we can help most people who trust us to work with them.
How Can a Surrey Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
We handle all Surrey, BC injury law cases including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents with cyclists
- Car accidetns with pedestrians
- Car accidents with skateboarders
- Car accident victims of drunk drivers
- Hit and run accidents / Unidentified motorists
- Accidents caused by debris or city negligence
- Accidents caused by highway construction or negligence
- SUV and ATV rollovers
- Out of province / Out of state accidents
- Slip and fall accidents / Occupier’s liability
Common Car Accident Injuries in Surrey, BC
Over half a million people now call Surrey their home. Surrey residents travel all across the greater Vancouver area and indeed all across BC on a daily basis. The time we spend in our cars can often seem mundane but can become life altering in a split second when a negligent driver causes a serious car accident.
Statistically, we know that in 2017 there were 90,276 injury and fatality victims as a result of some 21,039 car and motorbike accidents province wide. Lamentably Surrey and greater Vancouver roads will have been where lots of these accidents occurred.
Our lawyers know from experience that these accidents can cause catastrophic and life altering damage to the victims. Our sole aim and purpose is to help our clients fight for the appropriate compensation to which they are entitled and deserve.
Some of the common types of injuries you may have suffered as a result might include:
- Traumatic brain injuries / Concussions
- Permanent disability
- Neck and back injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Nerve damage
- Herniated Discs
- Scars and disfigurement
- Joints and ligaments injury
- “Whiplash” or soft tissue injury
- Fatalities and Wrongful Death
Our Surrey car accident and injury lawyers help people just like you to get fairly compensated for all your injuries and the pain and suffering that comes with them. In addition to the physical injuries listed above, there are also psychological traumas and injuries that must be looked into. This can include emotional and phycological pain and suffering. Maybe you are scared to travel in cars, or have night terrors. Maybe you are feeling lonely and incapable because your injuries prevent you from doing what you used to do which can lead to feelings of isolation and depression. These are important considerations that a good ICBC injury lawyer needs to get at, send you to the right treatment providers and specialists both to get you the appropriate treatment you need to recover but also to get the evidence we need to get you fairly and properly compensated. Further you might need physiotherapy, massage therapy, and the like. You might need to see specialist doctors if you have lasting impairment. In the case of concussions and head injuries, the victim might not know they are injured because they might not know the difference. Every case is different. Expert doctors are frequently advisable. Let a good lawyer take care of all these details.
Then there is the economic and employment loss to also consider. Did you miss time from work? Can you return to work? And importantly will you be able to advance in your employment and career opportunities to the same extent as you would have done but for the car or motorbike accident? A claim for loss of earnings both in the past and in the future has to be considered carefully. We often will hire actuaries to give expert economic reports on the effects of a bad car accident on our client’s capacity to earn a living for the rest of their lives.
Why Merchant Law?
Our lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury law. We’ve got a long track record of helping plaintiffs get the money they deserve for the injuries they’ve suffered. We’re responsive, kind, and eager to help you succeed.
Call (604) 609-7777 to get started today.