If you have been injured in an accident caused by the carelessness of another person you can be compensated for your injuries. The amount of compensation depends on the type of injury, the severity of the injury and how long the injury will take to resolve. Every claim is unique.
There are time limits to bringing a claim for compensation following an accident. These time limits depend on who is the defendant. If you are injured as a result of the negligence of a municipal employee the time limit can be as little as two months after the accident. You should seek legal advice promptly after an accident.
In British Columbia ICBC insures defendants for compensation claims in relation to car or bike accident which happened on any road or in any public or private parking lots. In these situations ICBC acts on behalf of the defendant.
Compensation claims for accidents which happen on someone’s property and are caused by occupier’s negligence are not covered by ICBC. In those cases claims are against, private individuals, corporations, or Government bodies.
It is not always clear what type and what amount of compensation you may be entitled to after an accident. Given that each case is different, an experienced lawyer can advise you as to how much your claim is worth.
My firm handles litigation and negotiation in relation to issues including:
- •Car Accidents
- •Bicycle Accidents
- •Slip and Fall Accidents
- •Soft Tissue Injury
- •Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Visit our FAQ section regarding ICBC and Personal Injury litigation and learn about common issues regarding these cases.