Personal Injury Lawyers Nanaimo
Nanaimo Personal Injury Law
In their 2019 report, the BC Provincial Health Authority stated that over 10,000 people were newly hospitalized for injury in Nanaimo. This same report shows that Vancouver Island scores well above the provincial average for falls and motor vehicle accidents on the Potential Years of Life Lost Index.
The truth is that injury is a major cause of death, disability, and hospitalization in BC. Fall and fall-related injuries are responsible for serious impairment, loss of independence, and a significant reduced quality of life. Personal injury is a leading cause of underlying health problems, and if left untreated, they impact not only the injured, but those who care for them as well.
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury, Fabris McIver Hornquist & Radcliffe can help.
Since 1980, our personal injury lawyers have represented thousands of victims in Nanaimo with caring and dedicated support.
What Are the Main Causes of Personal Injury Claims?
There are many scenarios that can lead to personal injury. From motor vehicle accidents to slip-and-falls incidents, if you have suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, then you could be entitled to receive compensation.
Common causes of personal injury in Nanaimo include:
- motor vehicle accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- bicycle accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- boating accidents
- slip and fall incidents
- deck and structural collapses
- dog bites
- bodily assaults
Do I Need A Lawyer for ICBC Claims?
Whether your injury involves ICBC or other insurance companies within or outside of British Columbia, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Hiring a lawyer to help with your injury or no-fault benefits claim is not required by ICBC, but the greater impact your injuries have on your life, the more important it is to seek legal advice to make sure you are compensated fairly.
Often ICBC claims are much more complex than you would expect. There are many different categories of damages that may be awarded to compensate an injured party, depending on the facts of your particular case.
What Do I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?
Accidents on another person's property happen, and injuries are often the result. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their property is reasonably safe and free of hazards.
If you are injured due to a slip and/or fall, it is important to gather witnesses, pictures, medical help, and legal advice promptly.
Call our office at 1-800-811-3555 for advice on how to document your slip and fall accident properly.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Nanaimo?
Finding legal assistance can seem like a daunting task. Finding the best personal injury lawyer in Nanaimo for your unique case doesn't have to be.
Fabris McIver Hornquist & Radcliffe have been practicing in Nanaimo for 40 years, and can offer personalized and dedicated expert legal advice for your unique case, helping you maximize your claim, and ease the stress on you as you recover from your injuries.
Your focus should be on recovering from your injuries and reclaim your quality of life. Our team can also assist in recommending practitioners who specialize in your type of injury, helping to facilitate injury assessment and recovery documentation towards your claim.
How Will Hiring Fabris McIver Hornquist & Radcliffe Help Me?
As an accident victim you could be left with an abundance of medical bills as your move through your rehabilitation. The loss of wages and additional costs of living can pile up quickly. While the insurance company should account for your losses, their primary goal is to reduce payouts, and they will use tactics to minimize your injuries to decrease the amount they should pay you.
The Fabris McIver Hornquist & Radcliffe approach is centered around proving the facts of your case. As soon as you become our client, we initiate a timely and meticulous investigation separate from the insurance company. We work through the case, taking photographs, collecting evidence, and witness statements as it applies. Our prompt investigations method have proven to be crucial to determining how the accident happened and identifying the parties at fault for your injuries.
Once we have built a solid case for you, we present the case to the insurance company involved. As your personal injury lawyer, we describe all of your injuries, damages to self and property, the likely occupational and health complications that will occur in the future, and a demand for maximum compensation to cover the losses and suffering you face.
We know that this approach is necessary to represent your interests properly and effectively. Through our decades of experience of personal injury experience, we know what information needs to be presented to the insurance company to evaluate a claim in your favour.
How Much Time Do I Have to File My Claim?
In BC, there is a limitation for most claims.
The basic limitation period in BC is two years after the accident. This limitation date includes most ICBC claims, slip and falls, and the most common personal injury accidents.
If your accident occurred outside of BC, a different set of deadlines may apply to you. For out-of-province claims, you should consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The law is complex and limitation periods can be dependent on the type of accident, where it occured, and ow old the injured person is at the time of the accident.
There are instances where the limitation period can be much shorter. Some municipalities have a limitation period of two months to give proper notice of the claim before you lose your ability to claim for damages.
If you have been injured in an accident through no-fault of your own, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Call 1-800-811-3555 to get prompt legal advice, before your claim limitation period ends.
Speak to a Nanaimo Personal Injury Lawyer Now
At Fabris McIver Hornquist & Radcliffe, we understand you are coping with recovering physically, emotionally, and financially.
While we cannot undo what has happened or take away your pain, we will help you get the space you need to focus on healing. Our experienced team of lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you need to cover your past, present, and future medical treatment and other losses.
Your first consultation is free, and under no obligation to hire us. We will meet you where you are able to meet: at our office, your home, or health care facility. You will pay no upfront fees until we accept your case and win.
Call our Nanaimo personal injury lawyers today at Call 1-800-811-3555.