When it comes to advocating for the right amount of compensation, navigating the laws we have in British Columbia, concerning the matter, can be tricky. That’s why it’s important to get professional legal advice in Vancouver by consulting a lawyer. Whether you’ve been caught in a car, pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle accident, or if you are suffering another sort of injury, you may be entitled to benefits you may not be aware of. Even if you were at fault, you may be eligible for benefits.
If you’ve been injured, contact Timothy Vondette today for legal advice in the Vancouver area. Timothy can help you procure as much compensation as possible to facilitate your recovery.
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, it’s important to know that ICBC does not work for you. In fact, it is in their interest to pay you as little compensation as possible. ICBC may reject your personal injury claim if it deems the accident a “low impact collision.” Therefore, it is important to take careful notes and consult with a lawyer.
Learn more about car accidents and ICBC claims on our information page.
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable and can suffer serious injuries, even death, if they are struck by a vehicle. Most people know that a pedestrian has right of way when they are crossing a crosswalk. However, pedestrians must give right of way to vehicles if they are crossing a highway and not on a crosswalk. Yet, a pedestrian isn’t always at-fault just because they didn’t use a crosswalk. Therefore, it is important to consult with a lawyer if you were a pedestrian involved in an accident, especially if the accident was serious.
Cycling provides numerous health and environmental benefits and is extremely popular in Vancouver. However, cyclists are often in the blind spot of drivers. They may get side-swiped or cut off and struck during a vehicle’s right turn. Because a bike is flimsy compared to a car, cyclists can suffer fatal injuries.
Most people are aware that wearing a helmet is the law. However, many cyclists are unaware that it is illegal to ride abreast of another cyclist or ride without at least one hand on the handlebars. Contact Timothy Vondette if you’ve been involved in a cycling accident to get help understanding your rights and responsibilities.
Motorcycles can travel at the speed of cars, but since they do not have an exterior protective body, accidents can be fatal. Since motorcycles can also stop quickly, cars can strike one from behind if the driver fails to stop in time. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact a lawyer for help with getting maximum compensation.
You may be eligible for compensation if you have suffered a slip and fall injury due to the negligence of a property owner or “occupier.” Common hazards include snow or ice that was not cleared, inadequate lighting, and unfixed potholes. If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident, take photos of the scene, get the contact information of the occupier and of witnesses, report the incident to the occupier, and consult with a lawyer.
If you have been a victim of an accident, consulting a lawyer might be the last thing on your mind. However, if you’ve been injured, financial compensation can aid you in recovery. Consult with Timothy Vondette today for legal advice in Vancouver.