Chilliwack Car Accident Lawyers
Injured survivors of car accidents in Chilliwack often face enormous challenges. As a result of someone else’s negligence, a person who has been injured in a motor vehicle collision could suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. When drivers neglect the duty of care they are legally required to provide other road-users– even for the briefest of moments– the lives of unsuspecting motorists, vehicle occupants, cyclists, pedestrians, and other unsuspecting members of the local community and their families could have their lives drastically changed for the worse.
Unfortunately, the annual number of car accidents that occur in Chilliwack is only continuing to rise. Recently, there were 1484 serious collisions in Chilliwack over the course of a single year. 40% of those car accidents had deadly outcomes.
Those who are lucky enough to survive a near-fatal car accident frequently find themselves incurring substantial financial losses as a result of the injuries they sustained in their crash. This is especially true for injured car accident survivors who are unable to work for a prolonged period of time because their injuries make it impossible to carry out the duties of their jobs. In addition to accumulating costs for medical expenses, treatments, equipment, and other costly injury-related expenditures, these injured car accident victims could also lose wages and suffer a reduced future earning capacity as a result of another driver’s negligence.
No matter whose wrongful actions led to a serious car accident in the Chilliwack area, all injured parties should be entitled to receive no-fault accident benefits from ICBC. In order to apply for compensation, injured car accident survivors are required to complete an ICBC claim.
ICBC is the provincially owned Crown corporation that exclusively provides automobile insurance to drivers in British Columbia. As of May 1, 2021, ICBC has stripped the province’s car crash survivors of their basic right to pursue fair compensation by suing negligent drivers whose unlawful conduct led to their injuries. Now, instead of allowing the injured survivors of harrowing, near-death experiences to fight for the compensation they are rightfully owed, ICBC decides the amount of accident benefits to which an injured party is entitled. Those who believe they have been allotted an unfairly low settlement amount have few options to appeal the Crown corporation’s decision.
The unilaterally made changes to ICBC’s new insurance model (paradoxically named “Enhanced Care,” despite providing policyholders with less access to much-needed care) have already had disastrous consequences for members of the local community who– through no fault of their own– have sustained life-changing injuries and cannot access fair compensation. To express your concerns about ICBC’s “enhanced care” insurance model, contact your MLA.
If you were injured in a collision that took place before May 1, 2021 when these new changes took effect, our Chilliwack car accident lawyers may be able to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. By filing a civil claim against the negligent driver whose violation of traffic laws led to your injury-causing collision, our car accident lawyers serving Chilliwack may be able to help you recover economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Attendant care
- Mileage to and from medical appointments
- Housekeeping services
- Home modifications to accommodate new physical limitations
- Psychological counseling
- Psychiatric treatment
- Medical equipment
- Ambulatory assistive devices
- Other medical expenses
- And more
Even if your injury-causing car accident took place after May 1, 2021, consider taking advantage of a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Our car accident lawyers serving Chilliwack are committed to helping injured members of the local community get the compensation they deserve. Even if you were injured in a car crash that happened before May 1, 2021, our Chilliwack car accident lawyers may be able to provide you with beneficial assistance and advice.
To receive your free initial consultation and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to assist you, contact our car accident lawyers serving Chilliwack today.