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Coquitlam Car Accidents


Nobody anticipates being seriously injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, serious collisions happen when people least expect them. Running errands, picking kids up from school, commuting home from work, visiting friends and family– all of these perfectly normal activities can have disastrous outcomes for unsuspecting car accident victims.

When negligent drivers cause serious collisions, the repercussions can be long-lasting and wide-ranging. Not only can accident victims lose their lives as the result of another driver’s wrongful actions behind the wheel, but car crashes in Coquitlam can cause critical injuries requiring hospitalization. Depending on the severity of the collision, car accident survivors could sustain permanent, catastrophic injuries that change the course of their entire lives.

For injured car accident survivors in Coquitlam, the road to recovery can be long, physically painful, psychologically taxing, and expensive. Injured car accident victims are often required to pay for crucial medical services and other injury-related necessities out-of-pocket. Furthermore, if the injuries they have sustained make it impossible for them to continue carrying out tasks related to their profession, car accident survivors might lose wages, lose out on career advancement opportunities, and lose future earnings to which they might have been entitled had they not been injured in a collision.

Our Coquitlam car accident lawyers believe that no one should be forced to suffer the financial ramifications of someone else’s wrongdoings. If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision that occurred before May 1, 2021 and was the product of another driver’s negligence, our car accident lawyers serving Coquitlam may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault driver in order to recover the damages you should be rightfully owed.

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In accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, drivers owe other road-users a duty of care. As such, they are legally required to operate their vehicles in consideration of the general public’s safety. If a driver violates the rules of the road and a collision ensues, they could be considered negligent. Common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Changing lanes improperly
  • Ignoring traffic signs and/or signals
  • Texting while driving
  • And more

ICBC, the ubiquitous, provincially-owned insurance provider, has implemented new changes to the ways in which injured car accident survivors can recover compensation for their injury-related expenses. The Crown corporation’s shift to a so-called “enhanced care” model of no-fault accident benefits means that all parties involved in a car accident– even its negligent instigators– should be able to access compensation for certain costs incurred as a result of the injuries they have sustained.

However, in doing so, they have stripped injured car accident victims of their right to pursue compensation through traditional legal means. That means, if ICBC provides an injured car accident survivor with a low settlement that does not fully cover their total injury-related losses, the victim has very few options to appeal the decision or argue their perspective. If you are concerned about what this means for countless injured survivors of local motor vehicle collisions, contact your MLA to express your disapproval.

These changes to ICBC’s insurance model impact people who were injured in car accidents after May 1, 2021. That means, if your collision occurred before that date, our Coquitlam car accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the negligent driver who caused your crash. To learn more, contact our car accident lawyers serving Coquitlam today.

Receive a Free Initial Consultation on Your Case

Even if your car accident took place after May 1, 2021, consider taking advantage of a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers. Our Coquitlam car accident lawyers appreciate how frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming everything can be in the aftermath of a traumatic collision. Using our firm’s decades’ worth of experience, Preszler Injury Lawyers help the clients we represent with all aspects of their ICBC claims.

To learn more about how our car accident lawyers serving Coquitlam may be able to assist you, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.

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Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in British Columbia so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.

 

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