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Personal Injury Lawyers in Greater Vancouver

At Bronson Jones & Company LLP, we have a team of personal injury lawyers in Greater Vancouver who can help you receive the compensation you deserve.


Personal injury claims must be made within two years of the injury. The amount of compensation to which you may be entitled will vary from case to case, depending on the degree of fault of the offending party, the significance of the injuries, and the degree to which the injuries impact the lifestyle that you previously enjoyed. We can help to ensure that your injuries and resulting impairments are properly explained to the judge or jury so you can be properly compensated.

 

Reasons to hire Bronson Jones & Company LLP to assist with your personal injury claim include:

  • We only represent the interests of the injured motorists

  • We offer a free initial consultation and can take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid unless we recover money for you;

  • We have acquired extensive medical knowledge that enables us to understand the nature of your injuries, the physical and psychological challenges that you will face, and your treatment needs;

  • We have assembled an enormous network of medical and other professionals who can assist to make your case as strong as possible;

  • We have the financial resources to fund your litigation expenses until the insurance company reimburses us for them;

  • We stay in touch;

  • We care. We want to learn about your injuries and how they affect you, so we can advocate effectively on your behalf;

  • We are able to settle most cases for fair value;

  • We prepare all cases as if they are proceeding to trial, so we will be prepared if a trial becomes necessary, and we have significant trial experience; and

  • We have a track record of incredible success

Personal Injury Damages

Courts determine what damages a claimant is entitled to on the basis of precedent. Therefore, it is possible to approximate a range of awards that a court may award by looking for reported judgments in similar cases. However, every case depends on its own unique facts, including the victim's credibility and the strength of the medical evidence. An experienced personal injury lawyer can explain what damages may be available to you and gather the necessary evidence to prove your claim.


There are a number of different kinds of damages for which you may receive compensation – they are sometimes called “heads of damage” and entitlement must be proven. For a full list of the heads of damage to which you may be entitled, you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Common heads of damage include:

Past wage loss

If you can’t work due to injuries caused by another driver, you are generally entitled to recover your total net wage loss. The calculation can be particularly complex for people who are self-employed, have salaries tied to performance bonuses or commissions, miss out on opportunities to accept more lucrative job opportunities, or are unable to capitalize on promising business ventures due to their injuries.


Non-pecuniary damages (pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life)

Entitlement varies according to a variety of different factors. The goal is to compensate you monetarily for the pain, suffering, inconvenience and disruption to your life caused by your injuries. In this case, careful record-keeping about your recovery process is very helpful.

 

Out-of-pocket expenses

Commonly, people injured in motor vehicle accidents have additional expenses for things like prescription medications, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, massage therapy or other types of rehabilitation programs, taxi fares to and from appointments, and so on. Generally, if you incur an expense that you would not have incurred had you not been injured, you can recover that expense as part of your claim as long as it is “reasonably necessary". It is critical that you retain original receipts and a descriptive record of your expenses.

 

Cost of future care

You are entitled to receive money that is sufficient to pay for “reasonable and medically justified” treatment that has been recommended in the future. This can be a complicated assessment and requires consultation with medical specialists and economists.

 

Loss of future earning capacity

If you have suffered a serious injury that impairs your ability to perform your work-related duties in the future or causes the loss of an opportunity to achieve more lucrative future earnings, then you are likely entitled to receive money to compensate for this loss. The assessment of lost future earnings requires an assessment of your projected lifetime earnings prior to the accident, compared to earnings that can still be reasonably expected despite your injury / impairments. Economists are usually retained to assist with the assessment of this loss.   

 

Money management fees

If you have sustained serious and permanent injuries, you may be entitled to receive a significant amount of money to compensate for your future losses (loss of future income and future care needs). In order to ensure that this money does not run out during your lifetime, you might be entitled to the assistance of a financial manager.

 

The most common types of personal injury cases that we can assist with include:

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can help.

Slip & Fall

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Slip and fall injuries can be serious. Injuries range from twisted ankles to head trauma to chronic and psychological pain.

Occupier's Liability

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Claims can be made over personal injury that has occurred because of broken concrete, hazardous ice, lack of signage, improper lighting and more.

Product Liability

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If you or your loved one has been injured due to the use or consumption of a deficient product, you can file a product liability claim with our lawyers.

Dog and Other Animal Bites

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Dog bites can leave lasting scars and disfiguring injuries, and they can be psychologically traumatic. If a dog or other animal has bitten you, you can file a lawsuit against the owner.

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