Have you been involved in a motor vehicle collision? A car accident lawyer in Vancouver at Preszler Law will evaluate your case, identify appropriate coverage, and help you exercise your rights to recover maximum compensation.
Did you know that under your Basic Autoplan coverage, you are entitled to medical benefits and wage-loss assistance through your Part 7 Accident Benefits, regardless of who is at fault? This includes up to $150,000 in medical and rehabilitation costs. Your policy may also cover damage to your vehicle under your Collision coverage.
If you were not at fault, you may also sue the other driver and recover under his or her third-party liability coverage. All drivers in BC must have at least $200,000 in third-party liability coverage to compensate you for your injuries, losses, medical costs and vehicle damage. You should also get reimbursement for your collision coverage deductible.
If the other driver has no insurance, your Underinsured Motorist Protection covers you for $1,000,000 or more.
If you’re involved in a Hit and Run accident or you cannot find the person who caused your accident, then you likely have access to Unidentified Motorist Protection for $200,000.
Navigating this insurance process can be intimidating and confusing, especially following a serious accident.
First and foremost, know that you’re not alone.
The aftereffects of a car accident can be overwhelming. Along with potential pain and suffering, you’re undoubtedly wondering exactly what rights you have. That’s where a car accident lawyer in Vancouver can help.
The Preszler Law Approach – Personal and Affordable
At Preszler Law, our approach is simple. You come first.
• You don’t pay unless we win.
• We offer free, no obligation consultations.
• Deal directly with us – when you want to speak to a lawyer, you will.
Call us at 1-844-373-8202 to get started.
The Mistake We Don’t Want You to Make
Understanding car accident law can be tricky. It’s easy to get lost.
Don’t make the mistake of not securing representation from a lawyer. This can be crucial to get the compensation you need after an accident.
Yes, every operator of a motor vehicle in British Columbia is required to carry auto insurance. But not all do, and how you navigate the insurance or legal system may determine just how much compensation you receive.
The system doesn’t necessarily work FOR you. You need to know exactly how to recover the benefits that you are entitled to.
As a result, you need a representative who can effectively represent you against the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) to investigate the facts of the accident and your losses and fight for maximum recovery.
Proving Fault in a Vancouver Car Accident
If you were not at fault for the accident, it is essential that you`re able to prove the other driver caused the accident in order to succeed with a third-party liability claim.
A Vancouver car accident lawyer from Preszler Law will work to compile the evidence that establishes the other driver’s liability. In many cases, this requires establishing that the other driver violated the Motor Vehicle Act.
• Rear-End Collisions: Motor Vehicle Act Section 162 requires drivers follow at a safe distance so they have enough time to stop safely. Failure to abide by this law can lead to a rear-end collision.
• Running a stop sign or red light: Motor Vehicle Act Sections 186 and 129 require drivers stop at stop signs and red lights, respectively. Drivers who violate these laws can cause serious wrecks that cause catastrophic injuries.
• Left-Turn Collisions. Motor Vehicle Act Sections 174 deals with who has the right of way during left-turns. Even when someone makes an unsafe left-turn, the other driver must take reasonable precaution to avoid the accident, which is why liability can often be split between both drivers for left-turn accidents.
Other causes of car accidents include:
• Drunk driving
• Failure to obey traffic signals
• Hit and run collisions
• Distracted driving
Types of Injuries in Car Accidents
Part of getting the compensation you need after a car accident is establishing the medical bills and related damages that you sustained. This is largely related to the severity of your injuries.
Some common injuries in car accidents include:
• Broken bones
• Torn ligaments and tendons
• Herniated discs and back pain
• Chronic pain
• Spinal cord injuries
• Brain and head injuries
Your medical benefits should cover related medical care you received, medications, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and ambulance expenses. Your own Accident Benefits should cover these expenses up to $150,000.
Call 1-844-373-8202 to Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer in Vancouver
No one plans for car accidents. They simply happen when least expected.
There are about 260,000 car accidents in British Columbia every year, reports ICBC, including 52,000 casualty accidents that leave 79,000 people hurt every year.
These accidents leave many people feeling helpless, with a mass of expenses on top of potentially debilitating trauma and pain.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, we can help.
Contact us today at 1-844-373-8202 and you will receive a FREE initial consultation about your ICBC claim.