Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault?
It is always a stressful time when you are injured. Whether you’ve been hurt as a result of a car accident, a cycling accident, or as a pedestrian, the effects of physical pain and the financial stress can be a huge burden on you and your family.
We are here to help
If you or someone close to you has injuries and are considering legal options, we can guide you through the process. Our team can assist you in creating a valuable claim and work with you to recover your losses.
When to get a lawyer?
Effective April 1, 2019, the BC government amended the Insurance (Vehicle) Act to add regulations relating to minor injuries. Minor injuries include any of the following:
- Aches and pains
- Whiplash involving the neck, back, shoulders
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Psychological conditions and concussions or brain injury that does not result in an incapacity
If ICBC determines that your injury is a minor injury:
- You can challenge the decision at the Civil Resolution Tribunal.
- This is an online tribunal that assesses written submissions by the parties as opposed to a hearing or a trial.
- An injury that is deemed to be minor will have a cap on pain and suffering at $5,627.
What if your injuries are severe?
While many claims have been limited by these changes, you may have an injury that falls outside the minor injury cap, or an injury that has resulted in a serious impairment. If your injuries have caused you serious challenges, give us a call for a free consultation anytime.
We can provide expertise in the claims process and avoid common pitfalls that can hurt the value of your claim. With an experienced lawyer by your side, you can go through the process with less stress and more confidence.
Call now for your free consultation
* This consultation is absolutely free with no obligation to file a claim.
Our Track Record
With over 60 years in the industry, Hamilton Duncan has the skills and resources to recover your losses and help you get better faster. Knowing what to do and having someone guide you through the legal procedures can eliminate your worry and help you get better faster.
“Amazing law firm! Karen Powar is a remarkable lawyer!!! She went above and beyond for my case. I would highly recommend her to anyone who was involved in a car accident. She got me a compensation that I deserved. Its rare finding a lawyer that genuinely cares, constantly working and honest! I got extremely lucky having her on my case. Thank you guys once again!”
We recommend speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Having the right lawyer working by your side can reduce your stress and get you on the path to rehabilitation and fair compensation.