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:
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:
Income Replacement Benefits – if you are unable to work
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.