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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Protecting Your Rights After a Car Accident

 

The Kamloops-based personal injury lawyers at Hauer and Co. provide complete client service for all of the needs arising from a motor vehicle accident. Contact Hauer and Co. for a free consultation to learn how you can benefit from our extensive experience negotiating fair settlements, litigating, and recovering full compensation for personal injury claims.  At Hauer and Co. we focus on both client service and to careful attention to detail in support of accident claims.

 

The lawyers at Hauer and Co. have extensive experience in the presentation and proof of losses before the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (“ICBC”).  It is recommended that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible after an accident, and before you discuss the circumstances of your motor vehicle accident with an ICBC adjuster. Be warned that ICBC’s interest is to resolve your claim with the smallest possible expense. Since ICBC adjusters are employees of ICBC they have a duty to act in the best interest of the corporation despite their assurance they are “your” adjuster. This is therefore a conflict of interest, so you should not expect any insurer (either through its employees or agents) to go out of its way to identify compensable losses for you, or to investigate potential paths of recovery that might be hard for them to deny.

 

At Hauer and Co., our job is to ensure ICBC plays fair with accident victims. Our lawyers work closely with accident victims, their families and their medical practitioners  to ensure that you obtain the best possible medical treatment. We ensure that we obtain all the necessary evidence to ensure maximal compensation for all our clients.

 

Your personal injury team at Hauer and Co. acts for clients in a wide range of motor vehicle accident situations including:

 

  • Motor vehicle accidents in Kamloops, Vancouver and Vancouver Island, on provincial highways or on the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Truck and commercial vehicle accidents, including injuries suffered by their drivers and commercial motorists
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers or others
  • Passenger injury claims
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Fatal car accidents

 

We Help You Recover From Your Injuries After A Motor Vehicle Accident

 

While attending to the acquisition of documents related to your motor vehicle injury, our lawyers are fully committed to helping people deal with the problems and uncertainties associated with time lost from work, slow convalescence, or the emotional and psychological consequences of a traumatic accident.

 

Whether you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether you were a driver, passenger, cyclist or a pedestrian, you have two sets of rights:

 

  1. Accident Benefits: No-fault (also known as “Part VII”) benefits that are payable relatively quickly after the accident to ensure prompt access to necessary treatment and care and to provide lost income regardless of who is at fault for the accident. These benefits include:

 

Income Replacement Benefits – if you are unable to work

 

Non-Earner Benefits

 

Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits including the full range of available chiropractic, psychological, physiotherapy services including rehabilitative equipment; medication; vocational retraining, home accessibility modifications and vehicle modifications

 

Attendant Care Benefits – for home care aid  and nursing care

 

Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits – if you are severely or permanently impaired

 

Caregiver Benefits – if you are severely impaired

 

Other expenses – miscellaneous expenses including visitor expenses; funeral expenses; lost or damaged items in the accident; and lost educational expenses.

 

  1. A claim for damages against those who caused injury to you: We can file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue the at-fault party for financial compensation. This compensation includes:

 

  • Pain and suffering damages (for loss of your enjoyment of life)
  • Loss of future earnings (one or more of financial loss due to the inability to work, reduced earning capacity and loss of future opportunity)
  • Future care costs (medical care, rehabilitation including physiotherapy, and other future costs including nursing or other attendant care beyond what is available from accident benefits)
  • Housekeeping (i.e. Homemaking) Services
  • Compensation for family members affected by your injuries to compensate those individuals for cost of their services provided to you and the loss of care, guidance and companionship they have endured

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