Pursuing Injury Compensation On Your Behalf
When you have been injured in an accident because of someone’s negligence, you should not have to worry about whether the damages you receive will be enough to adequately compensate you for your injuries. If you attempt to settle your claim yourself, you may not get everything you need to cover your expenses. That is why it is important to hire a lawyer who understands how to properly value a claim and what needs to be done to ensure you are fairly compensated.
Michael Golden and our dedicated legal team are focused on standing by injured people, working for them to get the benefits they need following a vehicle collision or severe accident. Michael has focused on ICBC claims for the past 28 of his nearly 30 years in practice, with a proven record of getting results for our clients.
To learn more about how we can successfully recover compensation for your damages and injuries, get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated legal team. Call 604-259-1698 now. From our office in Burnaby, we serve clients throughout the Vancouver area.
What Type of Claim Do You Have?
When you contact us, we will begin by listening closely to your story. In our comprehensive injury practice, we handle cases that include:
- ICBC claims — The core of our practice is dealing with ICBC on behalf of car accident victims and securing the benefits they are entitled to under their Autoplan policy. Michael Golden knows that the shock and stress of a collision can be compounded by the requirement to file a legal claim.
- Car accidents — As your law firm, we can walk you through the details of a motor vehicle claim and advise you on whether you should settle your claim with ICBC.
- Stores and shops liability — Landowners can be held responsible for slip-and-fall accidents and other types of injuries that occur due to dangerous property conditions.
- Serious injuries — Our firm is highly experienced in handling cases involving severe injuries, as well as wrongful death cases.
Compensation for Your Serious Injury or Loss
Accident victims can suffer from severe injuries, including whiplash, broken bones, scars and burns. These may be as a result of a vehicle collision or from accidents caused by unsafe products or the negligence of others. Our legal team works hard to get you the compensation you need to move on following your severe injury by filing a claim against at-fault parties and negotiating on your behalf with their insurers.
Sometimes, the negligent act of another person can cause you to lose a loved one. For our clients experiencing this unfortunate reality, we advise and pursue claims for wrongful death.
When someone falls on a hazard in a private home or in an unkempt area of a commercial establishment, the injury can be severe. In particular for those who are already physically vulnerable, such as those of advanced age, a slip-and-fall accident can result in fractures, broken bones or severe neck and back pain. Our team works for early investigation into slip-and-fall claims and works towards compensation from those responsible.
Why You Should Be Wary of Insurance Companies
Insurance companies and the ICBC are in the business of minimizing their losses. This means paying as little as possible on claims or avoiding them entirely. Even when another party is clearly at fault, their insurance company will be working diligently to gather evidence to fight the claim. This includes gathering statements from you. Before agreeing to give a statement to an insurance company about what happened, make sure you have a skilled lawyer on your side.
Time Limits on Claims
If you think you may have been injured, it is important to talk to a lawyer. There are limitation periods for filing a personal injury lawsuit. You have two years from the date of the accident to pursue a negligence claim. If you do not take action to commence a lawsuit, you could lose your right to recover altogether. Michael will listen to your situation and advise you on what steps you should be taking to protect your right to file a claim.