You’ve been hurt in a car accident in BC, and have filed a claim with ICBC. It’s normal to want to know what kind of compensation or ICBC settlement you can expect, but this process is extremely complex. Our ICBC lawyers have the expertise and the vision needed to ensure that your current and future care needs are met, and that you are able to achieve the maximum financial settlement available to you.
Regardless of who is responsible for the car, bike or pedestrian accident, some of your expenses will be covered under ICBC’s Part VI, also known as no-fault insurance. If you are not at fault for the motor vehicle accident, then you are entitled to further compensation. This is based on various categories:
Pain and Suffering (Non-Pecuniary)
Injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents can range from mild soft tissue injuries to catastrophic injuries. All injuries cause pain and suffering, but the effect on one’s life differs with the severity of the injury. The ICBC lawyers at Warnett Hallen have the experience necessary to differentiate each claim and provide evidence to maximize the ICBC claim on an individual basis.
Past Wage Loss
Assessing your wage loss, whether it is a simple calculation or an accumulated loss of business, the personal injury lawyers at Warnett Hallen will find the evidence and present a strong claim for past wage loss as part of your ICBC injury claim.
Cost of Future Care
Injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident can require care and future treatment that extend the duration of litigation or a personal injury claim with ICBC. If a medical expert is recommending treatment and care into the future, we will claim these cost as part of your ICBC settlement. Examples of future care costs include ongoing therapy and treatment, medication or in-home care.
Loss of Capacity to Earn and Loss of Opportunity
Injuries can make it extremely difficult to work at the same capacity as you were prior to the motor vehicle accident. People with injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident often lose the ability to work extra hours, they may need to reduce their work hours or may not be able to work the same job duties in any capacity. Injured people may fall into a last hired first fired category and will not be able to access the job market compared to the uninjured population. The car accident and ICBC lawyers at Warnett Hallen will make sure this loss is properly assessed, quantified and supported by extracting the necessary evidence and presenting this claim to ICBC.
Out of Pocket Expenses (Special Damages)
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may incur expenses as a direct result of the motor vehicle accident. Not all treatment costs are covered by ICBC and although Warnett Hallen can assist with treatment costs, there are other expenses such as mileage to and from medical appointments, costs of hiring help for household maintenance and other costs that directly resulted from the motor vehicle accident. The personal injury and ICBC lawyers at Warnett Hallen will track these expenses and request reimbursement from ICBC.
Once your injuries have completely healed, or plateaued and we have confirmation of this from your doctor and other medical experts, we can begin the process of determining what your compensation should be.
Vancouver Car Accident Lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP
At Warnett Hallen, our best rated car accident and injury lawyers can review your case and help you to assess all of your options, which may include filing a no-fault benefit claim with ICBC or other insurance companies. We offer support for your recovery not just legally but also throughout your recovery and your injury claim.
Our goal is to evaluate and work to determine the extent of physical and emotional injuries suffered in an accident, ensure the best treatment possible for recovery, and prepare a strong case for maximum compensation.
The car accident lawyers at Warnett Hallen never defend ICBC or the insurance companies. We represent injured claimants only.
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