Since 1959, Preszler Law Firm has focused on personal injury and insurance claims. Originally founded in Ontario by Robert Preszler, today the firm has expanded its practice to include Prince George and the rest of British Columbia. Regardless of location, our goal remains the same – effective representation for victims of car accidents and other injuries caused by third-party negligence.
Preszler Law Firm prides itself on never charging a client unless we win on their behalf. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency basis. This means that as the client, we will never ask you for any upfront fees or costs. Nor is there any charge to schedule an initial consultation to review your case. The only time we collect a fee is when we have successfully negotiated a settlement or won a judgment for you in court.
Our British Columbia practice assists Prince George with a wide variety of personal cases, including those set out below.
BC is unique in that most drivers purchase their basic insurance via a crown corporation, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). The ICBC monopoly often places it in the position of representing both an injured driver, pedestrian, or cyclist and the negligent party who caused the accident. Even with respect to less complex Part 7 (no-fault) claims, ICBC is often reluctant to pay out all of the benefits to which an accident victim is legally entitled.
Hiring a qualified ICBC lawyer is one way to show the corporation’s adjusters and managers that you are serious about fair treatment. With many claims, an adjuster will try and pressure an accident victim to sign a statement admitting fault or that otherwise hurts their case. At Preszler Law Firm, we can help you deal with such tactics and provide a more level playing field for negotiating a settlement with ICBC.
Beyond dealing with ICBC, many Prince George accident victims may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit directly against a negligent driver. Preszler Law Firm handles all kinds of motor vehicle accident claims, including those involving motorcycles, bicycles, commercial trucks, and pedestrians.
If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to damages from the owner or operator of the premises. Such cases are often grouped together under the catch-all term “slip and fall.” Under BC law, an “occupier” is responsible for maintaining “reasonably safe” conditions, and if their failure to do so injures an innocent person, that person may recover damages.
Prince George residents with disability insurance are entitled to monthly benefits if they are unable to work due to a crippling injury, illness, or other medical condition. As with ICBC claims, disability insurers are often reluctant to pay out valid claims, and in many instances will try to cut off benefits before a person is able to return to his or her job. So, even as workers struggle to deal with their disabilities, they are forced to jump through a confusing series of legal hurdles thrown up by the insurer. Preszler Law Firm can assist you in properly documenting your disability and holding the insurance company to account for its obligations under your policy and BC law.
No two accidents are the same. Each case involves a unique set of facts and circumstances. Sometimes a seemingly simple car crash or slip-and-fall accident can spawn highly complex issues of fact and law that need to be sorted out before you can get paid. The sooner you engage an experienced Prince George personal injury lawyer following your accident, the sooner he or she can get to work for you.
The dedicated lawyers at Preszler Law Firm understand that you are not just a case file or accident statistic. We know that you are a person who is coping with a very difficult and traumatic situation. Personal injury is just that–it is personal to you and your family. That is why you deserve representation from a lawyer who will take your case just as personally.
Preszler Law Firm is ready and able to assist you with any kind of personal injury claim. Our lawyers work with clients in Prince George and all other parts of BC. We also have lawyers who can serve you in languages other than English, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Hindi, Farsi, Italian, and Urdu. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202 to schedule a free initial consultation so we can learn more about you and your situation.