Surrey Car Accident Lawyers
Each year in Surrey, approximately 12,000 community members are injured as the result of motor vehicle collisions. In addition to the thousands of injuries caused by car accidents in Surrey, dozens of unsuspecting victims of motor vehicle collisions have their lives cut short by negligent drivers.
Negligent drivers fail to consider the potentially harmful consequences of their wrongful actions on the road. If a driver gets behind the wheel while inebriated or intoxicated, uses their cell phone while their vehicle is in motion, ignores traffic signs or signals, changes lanes without signaling, exceeds the speed limit, or engages in any other violation of local traffic laws, they could be responsible for ending another person’s life.
In the recent past, negligent drivers whose actions led to injury-causing motor vehicle collisions were liable for damages incurred by injured car accident victims. However, on May 1, 2021, ICBC implemented sweeping changes to the way they handle car accident claims.
Introducing a new “enhanced care” model of auto insurance coverage, ICBC rolled out a new plan to provide all injured car accident survivors with no-fault accident benefits. That means that, even if a negligent driver caused a collision in which another person sustained catastrophic injuries, if the accident happened after May 1, 2021, the permanently injured accident survivor is not entitled to pursue legal action against the at-fault motorist. Instead, they are required to accept whatever settlement amount ICBC assigns them, with few options for appealing their decision if the settlement they receive is insufficient to cover their total losses.
When people are severely injured through no fault of their own, our Surrey car accident lawyers believe they should be entitled to fair compensation. You can voice your concerns about ICBC’s so-called “enhanced care” insurance model by contacting your MLA.
If you were injured in a collision before May 1, 2021, our car accident lawyers serving Surrey may be able to help you recover compensation by filing a civil claim against the at-fault driver whose negligence was responsible for the injuries you sustained. Our Surrey car accident lawyers offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation. To take advantage of yours, call 1-800-JUSTICE and speak with our car accident lawyers serving Surrey today.
Even if you were injured in a car accident after May 1, 2021, you might benefit from a free initial consultation. Our Surrey car accident lawyers have helped countless clients complete their ICBC claims, and continue to offer our legal support to injured community members throughout the province.
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Our car accident lawyers serving Surrey appreciate how overwhelming, frustrating, and confusing the process of pursuing fair compensation can be in the wake of an injury-causing motor vehicle collision. That is why we make ourselves available to answer the questions and address the concerns of prospective clients during a free initial consultation.
To learn how our Surrey car accident lawyers may be able to provide you with support during this difficult time, contact us today and take advantage of your cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.