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Vernon Personal Injury Lawyer

Known for its lakes and beaches, ski resorts and golf courses, it’s easy to see why over 40,000 people call the North Okanagan Regional District home. Sudden, catastrophic accidents greatly affect your ability to enjoy all the recreational opportunities that the City of Vernon and the rest of British Columbia offers. Lost time off work and escalating medical bills threaten the secure future you’ve built for yourself over the years. If someone else is to blame for your accident, you may contact a personal injury law firm to subsidize your losses.

Most Common Personal Injuries in B.C.

In Canadian law, a “personal injury” is an entitlement to monetary compensation if you have been involved in an accident through little to no fault of your own, and the accident results in serious injury.

Causes of injury commonly include:

  • Slip, trip, and falls
  • Dog bites premises liability
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death

Bone fractures, scarring, disfigurement, burns, herniated discs, nerve damage, quadriplegia, paraplegia, organ perforation, and dismemberment are all injuries that may necessitate additional funding from a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Most personal injury lawsuits involve the need for surgery or lengthy recovery.

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury damages typically include reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages. Up to $400,000 may be negotiated or awarded for non-pecuniary damages like physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, diminished quality of life, and loss of support or companionship.

Bereaved family members can also file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent.

Liability Issues

Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you can still collect damages, albeit a reduced amount. For instance, if you are deemed 25% at fault, you can collect 75% of the total amount allowed. A good lawyer will seek to minimize your role in what happened.

Your counsel will also look for issues of third-party liability. If you were involved in a collision with a fatigued truck driver, the liability might include not only the driver but also the trucking firm that forced the driver to work abnormally long hours.

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Cost?

One of your first concerns may be how to afford a personal injury lawyer, especially after you’ve had so many other expenses and a reduced ability to work. The answer is simpler than you may think! Successful firms like Preszler Law are able to offer all clients FREE consultations. We understand that our clients are in a difficult financial position — and want to alleviate that stress, not add to it. Our payment comes out of the losing party’s judgment, so you never have to worry about affording quality representation.

When to Contact a Lawyer

Preszler Injury Lawyers is a name Vernon residents trust. Our firm has been successfully representing injured clients like you since 1959. Whether we’re pursuing a personal injury claim in negotiations or a lawsuit in court, we fight for maximum value compensation every step of the way.

While the law generally allows two years to investigate a personal injury, we prefer working with clients from the beginning to ensure you get the best possible medical care and that all evidence is preserved. Contact us for your free consultation as soon as you can.


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