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Valuing Your Claim

If you have a personal injury claim, time is of the essence. Speak to a personal injury lawyer at BisLaw today.

Compensation for Your ICBC Personal Injury Claim

Valuing a personal injury claim is difficult, since there are so many factors that determine its value. Every case is unique and so are the details of the claim. A personal injury claim will generally be composed of some or all of the following heads of damages: non-pecuniary general damages, special damages, loss of income earning capacity, cost of future care, loss of housekeeping capacity, and “in-trust” claims. A personal injury or ICBC lawyer can help guide you through the process of putting forward your claim for damages and helping you obtain the maximum award you are entitled to for your injuries.

Types of Damages

We understand that ICBC claims can be overwhelming, especially when you are dealing with the pain and suffering of your injuries. Our team of Vancouver personal injury lawyers will endeavour to alleviate any stress by helping our clients submit a complete and effective claim.

When building your case, we will be focus on the following types of damages:

Pain & Suffering (general or non-pecuniary damages)

This type of compensation addresses changes in the injured party’s quality of life for the duration of injury. This type of damage cannot be measured by a specific amount as in loss of income. In assessing the extent of pain and suffering, your personal injury lawyer will consider factors including the severity of the injury, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the prognosis of your injury.

Loss of Past Income

Calculated from the date of the injury to the date of the settlement or judgment. Your BisLaw ICBC claims lawyer will ensure that your claim has all of the appropriate documentation necessary to secure any lost income.

Special Damages

Any out of pocket expenses that have been incurred as a result of the accident including prescription medications, physiotherapy, specialist consultations, transportation, and property management.

Loss of Income Earning Capacity

These damages are awarded to those who will have to deal with the lasting impact of physical and mental disabilities resulting from their accident. Your ICBC lawyer from BisLaw will take into consideration the age of the injured party, pre-accident income, as well as the severity of the injury when compiling a claim.

Cost of Future Care

This type of compensation is awarded for any future medical care, rehabilitation and home care required following an accident that allows an injured party to maintain a similar quality of life from before the accident. Your ICBC claims lawyer will help you compile the medical evidence you need to win your claim.

Loss of Housekeeping Capacity

Damages are awarded to individuals who, as a result of their injury, are unable to carry out day-to-day tasks in their home.

“In-trust damages”

Compensation paid to friends, family, and household members who, as a result of an individual’s injuries, are required to help in their day-to-day lives (housekeeping or domestic services).

When filing a claim, we offer our clients the guidance of one of our lawyers in submitting their statement to an ICBC claim centre. During Discovery, our personal injury lawyers protect our clients from questioning that might be unclear. We will always interject on behalf of our clients and will guide them towards providing the facts of their case in a truthful and complete manner.

The goal of our experienced team is to provide open and accessible services. We excel in our work with the ICBC claims centre and we strive to obtain the highest level of compensation to which you are eligible.

Getting Legal Advice from Us Promptly

No one plans on being injured. When it happens, it is essential that you get immediate medical care and to consult with a member of BisLaw’s team of Vancouver personal injury lawyers before you approach the ICBC claim centre.

Our BisLaw team members efficiently serve Vancouver residents and the surrounding areas in all of their personal injury needs in five languages.