The car accident was bad, and now you are trying to pick up the pieces of your life. You are scared and worried, because of the extent of your injuries and their long-term impact on your working and personal life. More than anything else, you would like to get your life back together, but are not sure how to proceed, especially when dealing with insurance claims.
Keep in mind that while The Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC) pays for the claim, the ICBC wants to settle for as little as possible, as soon as possible. You can benefit immensely from having knowledgeable and experienced lawyers on your side, representing your interests and not those of the ICBC.
The Nanaimo car accident lawyers of Preszler Injury Lawyers will treat you with courtesy and compassion during this difficult time. Our car accident law firm has been in business since 1959, and our reputation speaks for itself.
Serious Car Accident Injuries
A serious car accident may cause permanent impairment, disfigurement, or disability. The person may never return to work again, or can no longer work in the field in which they were employed before the crash. Injuries most likely to result in such long-term damage include:
Victims of serious car accidents may not only require long-term rehabilitation or special care but may need certain equipment or housing modifications.
A severe car accident may also have a profound effect on a person’s emotional or psychological state.
Even if the motor vehicle accident occurred outside of British Columbia, ICBC insurance is involved, since it generally covers accidents occurring anywhere in Canada or the United States. Much depends on the circumstances of the accident, which driver is considered to be at fault, and the type and amount of ICBC coverage held.
Drivers involved in an auto accident can benefit from partnering with a car accident lawyer who understands ICBC policy, and who will work hard to protect their rights.
Never accept a settlement before receiving legal advice. An ICBC’s insurance adjuster’s job involves settling claims for as little as possible, as with any other type of insurance. What sounds like a reasonable settlement to the accident victim may not prove sufficient when the person’s prognosis is uncertain, and they may require long-term care or rehabilitation.
Personal injury lawyers know the amount of a fair settlement to serve their clients’ current and future needs, and know how to work with the ICBC.
Contact Nanaimo Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another party’s carelessness or recklessness, you may benefit from the services of an experienced car accident lawyer. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. You can use the contact form on our website to describe the nature of the accident, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We will advise you of all options. There is no fee unless we win.