When accidents occur, the damage they cause can be severe. In addition to property damage, you are likely to suffer injuries that may be serious and even life threatening. At Preszler Law, we can advise you on how to get the compensation you need in these situations. Our Kelowna accident lawyers know that rather than being random occurrences, so called ‘accidents’ are often the result of negligent and reckless conduct on the part of others.
According to the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, more than 400,000 people in Kelowna and throughout British Columbia suffer accidental, unintentional injuries each year. Sadly, roughly 90% could have been prevented. Accidental injuries often occur due to the negligent actions of others. Common examples include:
When these so-called accidents occur, Preszler Law is here to help you get the compensation you need to recover. Our Kelowna accident lawyers will investigate your case, to help determine exactly how and why your accident happened and who can be held responsible.
Negligence is a legal term frequently used in cases involving accidents and injuries. It often involves the reckless actions of people that end up causing injuries to others, such as a drunk driver or manufacturer who knowingly ships products that are dangerous or defective. It can also involve the failure to take reasonable actions that could have prevented accidents and injuries, such as a shop owner who fails to fix a broken sidewalk or to warn customers that the condition exists. Under British Columbia law, the Negligence Act allows these people to be held liable for damages that result. Depending on the circumstances, common types of compensation you may be entitled to include:
Known as non-pecuniary damages, compensation for pain and suffering takes into consideration any disfigurement or disabilities you suffer, the impact your injuries have on your quality of life, and the effect it has on you and your other family members. At Preszler Law, our Kelowna accident lawyers review every aspect of your case, to help ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in your claim.
Whether you are filing a claim with the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC) against a property owner or manager, or with your own insurance company, you need an experienced Kelowna accident lawyer on your case. You can depend on our legal training, knowledge, and expertise in negotiating with insurance companies and in gathering the evidence needed to support your claim.
Most people fail to consider that insurers operate as a business. Paying out claims costs them and their shareholders money, so if they can find a reason to deny or dispute yours, they generally will. Ways in which Preszler Law defends you in accident claims include:
Before making statements to insurance companies which could be used against you or accepting a settlement that is far less than what you deserve, reach out and contact our Kelowna accident lawyers first. At Preszler Law, we provide a free, initial consultation to discuss your case and how we can assist you.