Surrey Personal Injury Lawyer
When someone else’s carelessness or negligent actions cause you to suffer physical, emotional, or financial damages, BC law allows you to file a personal injury claim to recover your losses. Personal injury law covers a wide variety of accidents and claims, including:
- Car accidents;
- Falls, including slips and trips;
- Disability claims;
- Injuries from defective products;
- Incidents caused by faulty repairs; and,
- Medical malpractice liability.
There are quite a few laws that guide how these claims proceed, so it pays to have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer on your side while you weigh your legal options and file your claim. A personal injury lawyer in Surrey at Preszler Injury Lawyers can help you explore your options for compensation. Call 1-844-373-8202 to schedule a free consultation.
How do personal injury claims work?
Under BC law, recovering compensation for your injuries requires providing the evidence to prove that the other party caused your injuries, and the value of your losses.
Showing that someone else’s careless or negligent actions caused your injuries is key to your case. Proving fault requires you to demonstrate through evidence that the other party:
- Owed you a certain duty of care;
- Failed to uphold this duty of care; and,
- Caused your injuries through this failure.
In many of these cases, fault is not as clear-cut as it may seem. Sometimes, the insurance company will even claim that you are partially or even totally at-fault. Being partially at-fault for your own injuries does not necessarily mean you cannot collect compensation, but it can drastically reduce the value of your claim.
Once you have proven fault, you must assess the value of your claim. This requires collecting evidence and calculating your losses. Preszler Injury Lawyers works closely with medical professionals and other expert witnesses to accurately assess both the current and long-term implications of your injuries, and to recommend a fair settlement amount.
Should I work with a personal injury lawyer?
A Surrey personal injury lawyer plays a central role in getting you the maximum settlement available under the law after an accident. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries, it pays to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Insurance adjusters and insurance company legal representatives often use tactics to build a defence against personal injury claims, attempting to reduce your compensation or prevent having to pay out at all. Your Surrey personal injury lawyer will work to ensure you retain your right to the full amount of compensation you deserve through the claims process.
Preszler Injury Lawyers serves personal injury victims throughout the entire process, from determining the best option for compensation, to collecting the evidence needed to prove fault, to assessing your losses, to ensuring a fair settlement. We can represent you in settlement negotiations as well as in court, if necessary.
How much is my case worth?
BC laws allow you to recover a wide variety of heads of loss in a Surrey personal injury case. If you can show that another party’s careless actions caused your injuries and financial losses, you can collect compensation for:
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses;
- Ongoing care costs due to your injuries;
- Lost wages due to missed work;
- Lost wages due to diminished ability to work;
- Loss of housekeeping abilities;
- Pain and suffering, and other emotional damages; and,
- Other injury-related costs.
In order to accurately calculate the value of your losses, your lawyer will need to collect evidence of your expenses, enlist the help of medical and financial experts, and use past case law to study similar cases. Factors that play a role in the value of your claim include:
- Any role you played in causing your injuries;
- The type of injuries you suffered;
- The severity of your injuries;
- Your prognosis for recovery;
- Your ongoing care needs;
- How your injuries affect your ability to do your household chores;
- How your injuries affect your current and future career; and,
- How your injuries affect your everyday life and recreation.
By working with your lawyer, you can calculate a fair value for your losses. Your lawyer can then present a demand to the insurance company and attempt to negotiate a settlement. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, it may be necessary to file a claim with the court, though the vast majority of cases settle out of court.
What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim?
Surrey personal injury claims generally have a limitation period that expires two years after an accident. You must file a claim within this time period, or lose the right to collect compensation for your injuries.
If you are filing against the government, then there are also special notice provisions that expire within weeks of the accident.
Speak with a Surrey Personal Injury Lawyer for FREE
Preszler Injury Lawyers operates on a contingency basis for all clients, meaning you never pay anything until we recover compensation for your losses. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your Surrey personal injury claim. We can help you weigh your legal options, build a strong case against the at-fault party, and negotiate a fair settlement based on the full value of your losses.