Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyers

Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident?

If someone else is at fault, you are owed compensation.

The law in Canada is that you must be compensated for your injuries. The law attempts to make you whole again. Depending on the severity of your injury, making you whole again with money is not always possible, but obtaining a settlement from ICBC often provides clients with a sense of satisfaction and closure to the wrongs that they have suffered.

We help clients achieve those feelings of satisfaction and closure. One of the most rewarding things we can do for a client is help them achieve a settlement in their personal injury case.

If you have been injured you should hire a lawyer. Personal injury claims are complicated and it is easy to make a mistake that can’t be corrected. Lawyers are typically able to obtain greater compensation than an individual without a lawyer (even after accounting for their fees).

Do not do nothing. If you wait too long to hire a lawyer, you may lose your chance to obtain compensation.

 

Our Experience

We have experience successfully obtaining settlements in personal injury claims.

We have handled a range of cases from minor rear enders resulting in soft tissue injuries to severe traumatic brain injury cases.

Usually even the most minor injury is compensable.

In the case of more severe injuries, we have experience bringing those claims through to a trial where it is necessary.

 

How Much Will I Get for my Claim?

You are entitled to be compensated for all of your losses that were caused by the accident.

A loss can be an injury to your body, such as a broken bone, concussion, or loss of mobility. Personal injuries also include damage to your psychological well being, including a wide range of disorders such as PTSD or generalized anxiety. If an accident causes any of these injuries, then you are likely to be compensated.

Typical losses that are also compensated in a personal injury case include:

  • Lost wages because you were unable to attend work
  • Costs of medical treatment to heal your injuries
  • Costs of future medical care
  • Other monetary losses (like the damage to your vehicle or property)
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

The exact amount of money you will get for your claim depends on a vast number of factors so it is impossible to predict. However, in another post we wrote here we discussed that the average payout in a claim is about $40,000. Your injury may be more minor or may be greater than that. But if you have an average claim, the typical payout (before fees and expenses) is about $40,000.

 

How Much Will My Lawyer Take?

Speaking of fees and expenses, we typically charge 30% on the settlement amount plus the additional costs and expenses that we pay on your behalf (like ordering medical tests and medical reports).  Some lawyers charge slightly different fees. You should probably not choose your lawyer based on their fee percentage.

 

How Long Will it Take to Settle My Claim?

You can settle your claim within weeks of your accident provided you are willing to give up a significant amount of the potential payout.

The amount you will be paid out goes up (usually) the longer you can hold out.

The most severe personal injury cases settle in a period of years. More simple cases can settle in months. We are happy to work with you depending on what your particular needs are.

If you have been injured in an accident, be sure to contact one of us right away.

 

Why Should I Pick ATAC LAW to be My Personal Injury Lawyers?

The best possible advice we can give you in finding a personal injury lawyer is to pick one who you feel comfortable with. Ask yourself questions like:

  • Does this lawyer have my best interests at heart?
  • Does this lawyer care about my case?
  • Is this lawyer willing to do what it takes to get the best resolution for me?
  • Do I trust this lawyer?

In our experience, we have found that clients enjoy working with personal injury lawyers they like and trust.

You should call several personal injury lawyers and get a feel for which one you like the best.

You might like ATAC LAW because Mike C. Stewart is also a Professional Engineer as well as a lawyer, so he understands the mechanics of vehicle accidents better than most lawyers do.

If you are ready to talk with us, you can call or contact us via email.

 

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