Have you or a loved one been injured in a motor vehicle accident through no fault of your own ?

Suffering physical or emotional injuries as a result of someone else’s can be a traumatic experience for many people. Quite often, they do not know where to turn, are unsure what to do first, and are unsure about how to go about protecting their legal rights. Far too often, people are pressured into signing a statement with ICBC, when they do not have to, which is often later used against them to their detriment.

Many people also settle their injury claims without first speaking to a personal injury lawyer, and without getting the proper legal representation that they deserve. As a result, they receive much less for their claim than they are actually entitled to, and justice is not served. Many claimants also quite often don’t even realize that they have an ICBC injury claim to begin with, such as in the case of an infant claim, a claim, or an uninsured motorist claim, and do not realize this before it is too late. As someone injured through no of your own, you are entitled to justice.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is very important. At our initial free consultation, we will advise you of your legal rights and obligations, advise you of all applicable time limits and limitation periods, and explain to you how your claim will proceed. At Veale Law, we only represent injured Plaintiffs.

There are many benefits to having Veale Law represent you as your personal injury lawyer:

  • Protection of your legal rights
  • Explanation of your legal obligations
  • Dealing with ICBC on your behalf
  • Payment of on your behalf
  • Explanation of what you can claim
  • Maximization of the value of your injury claim

If you elect to have us represent you as your personal injury lawyer, we will do so with passion and dedication. We will take the stress and inconvenience out of your life from dealing with ICBC. We know what your legal rights and obligations are, and we keep fully abreast of recent case law. We are fully aware of what time limits and limitation periods apply to your case. As your personal injury lawyer, we will apply our legal knowledge, experience, and skills to the facts of your case in order to achieve the best possible result for you. ICBC has trained adjusters and experienced counsel representing their interests. You need a personal injury lawyer to protect yours, before it is too late.

We consider it an honor and a privilege to be asked to represent an injured Plaintiff, and to help them restore their life after suffering physical and emotional injuries caused by the negligence of another. We strongly believe that building trust and strong communication between a personal injury lawyer and a client is vital to a healthy relationship.

We serve clients throughout British Columbia, whether you are a resident of British Columbia, or a non-resident of British Columbia, that have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia.

We look forward to serving all your personal injury needs, and to getting you the justice that you so rightly deserve. Contact Veale Law now.

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1500 West Georgia Street, 13th Floor,
Vancouver, B.C. V6G 2Z6
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Burnaby, B.C. V5A 4R4
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Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 6B4
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Langley, B.C. V3A 7R3
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Suite 402 – 901 West 3rd Street,
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P9
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Richmond, B.C. V6X 3M1
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South Surrey / Whiterock
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Surrey, B.C. V4A 2J2
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Surrey, B.C. V3W 3M8
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The failure to exercise the requisite standard of care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would exercise in the circumstances, or taking action that a reasonable person would not. When a Plaintiff claims for damages as a result of another person’s negligence, the Plaintiff must prove that the Defendant had a duty of care to the Plaintiff, that the Defendant’s actions were negligent in that they were not what a reasonably prudent person would have done, and that the Plaintiff’s damages were caused by the Defendant’s negligence. Negligence can sometimes be apportioned between a Plaintiff and a Defendant, or between a Plaintiff and more than one Defendant.
A hit and run accident occurs where the offending motorist flees or leaves the scene without providing his contact information and licence plate number to the victim of a hit and run accident. In the context of an ICBC injury claim, it is very important for the hit and run victim to report the matter right away to the police and ICBC, and thereafter to make “reasonable efforts” to ascertain the identity of the other driver. The onus is on the victim in this regard. What can hurt the Plaintiff’s prospect of success is if they have a conversation with the offending motorist after the accident, for perhaps a few minutes, and fail to get that person’s contact information or licence plate number. Simply reporting the matter to ICBC and the police, and doing nothing else, can also result in your claim being dismissed.
A negligent or intentional failure to act reasonably. In the context of ICBC injury claims, fault is also known as liability or blame for an accident. Fault can sometimes be apportioned between the parties.
The funds paid out by the lawyer for expenses incurred in an ICBC injury claim, such as for clinical records, medical reports, transcripts, court filing fees, etc … The lawyer will claim these amounts back from ICBC at the conclusion of the claim, and take them back, but such amounts will be separate from the injury component portion of the claim.
An amount of money that a Plaintiff can be awarded by a Court in an ICBC injury claim. There are many types of damages, including damages for pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses or special damages, loss of housekeeping capacity, loss of future housekeeping capacity, loss of income and past diminished earning capacity, future diminished earning capacity, cost of future care, accelerated depreciation, in-trust claims, and tax gross up and management fees.