Bronson Jones & Company LLP injury lawyers have been trusted since 1986.
We regularly deal with Part 7 Accident Benefits claims, and we know the personal injury court process. Our experience in motor vehicle injury claims also means you get help from Vancouver accident lawyers and paralegals who have:
Handled cases just like yours and know how to answer your questions and prepare you for dealing with your injuries;
Extensive experience dealing with ICBC and insurance companies; and
Medical-legal knowledge to assess the value of your claim in light of your injuries, prognosis, rehabilitation needs and the extent of any partial or permanent disabilities;
Experience negotiating and mediating fair settlements.
Trial experience to present your case to a judge or a judge and jury, if going to court is in your best interest.
We offer free initial consultations regarding vehicle injuries in various kinds of accidents:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The most common type of vehicle accident in BC is the collision between two motor vehicles. Generally speaking, in a two vehicle collision, the other driver is more likely to be at-fault in cases where he or she:
Cuts into your lane quickly without signaling or shoulder checking;
Runs a stop sign or red light;
Hits you while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or while using a handheld device;
Hits you head-on in your own lane;
Rear ends you; or
Hits you while speeding.
If you are hit by a motor vehicle while riding your bicycle you may have an ICBC claim.
A medical assessment from a highly qualified medical specialist confirming the brain injury in a timely manner is important, as all brain injuries must be substantiated by medical reports for a successful case. Brain injuries are typically life changing and can threaten your livelihood and ability to care for yourself and your family. Yet, an ICBC adjuster has no obligation to provide you the information necessary to ensure you get fully compensated.
Often, victims of spinal cord injuries are faced with years of rehabilitation and medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of income. A law firm with extensive resources and expertise in spinal cord injuries is critical to ensure appropriate compensation.
Whiplash is a common injury that can result from even low-speed motor vehicle accidents – especially from rear-end collisions. An unexpected impact can shock and traumatize the muscles, vertebrae, back and neck whether you are in a car, truck, or motorcycle.
The Family Compensation Act limits the compensation damages to:
Loss of love, guidance and affection (for children of the deceased only);
The loss of services that would otherwise have been rendered by the deceased to the remaining family members;
The loss of financial support to the remaining family members as a result of the death;
Hit and Run Accidents
To prevent victims of hit and runs from being denied compensation for their injuries, s. 24(1) of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act allows the victim of a hit and run accident to collect damages from ICBC in cases where the name of the driver of the vehicle causing the injuries is unknown and cannot be determined with reasonable effort.
Pedestrian accidents potentially involve serious physical and emotional trauma. Fault can be established against the driver of a vehicle if you are struck while in a marked crosswalk, or if the driver failed to abide by other “rules of the road”. Driver liability will be more difficult to establish if you are struck while jaywalking.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs on a highway, serious injuries or fatalities can be the outcome. The high speed travelled by a vehicle on the highway (up to 120 km/h in some areas in British Columbia) contributes to the likelihood of losing control and being unable to avert an accident. On highways, we have very little reaction time to slow down or stop quickly when needed. Heavy vehicles take even longer to slow down, such as tractor-trailers that need more reaction time.
When a car accident leads to the amputation of all or part of one or more limbs or extremities, such as a leg, arm, hand or foot, every part of your life is affected from that moment onward. Whether the amputation occurs at the accident scene or is medically required afterwards, the outcome is often physically and psychologically damaging and life altering.
We deal with serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, internal injuries, head (brain) injuries, amputations and wrongful death. Because of the medical complexity and the almost certain impact on future earning capacity and quality of life, these kinds of cases can be long and complicated to pursue. Our team of accident lawyers in Vancouver has experience handling these kinds of catastrophic injury claims and we have the knowledge and financial resources to fund these cases through to their conclusion.
Representing injured victims is all we do. Let our team of accident lawyers in Vancouver talk with you about your case.