Car Accidents in Vancouver and Surrounding BC Areas
Get Legal Help for the Best Claim Results
If you are a British Columbian who is suddenly faced with the consequences of a car accident, you may be physically or emotionally traumatized as well as confused and uncertain of what to do next. You will need to proceed with an ICBC injury claim. You may also wish to take legal action against the negligent party who caused your injuries in order to recover monetary damages commensurate with your losses. These steps can be facilitated by our experienced personal injury lawyer, Mike Coric, who can maximize your results with skillful legal handling.
Mike offers comprehensive legal assistance and representation in all types of ICBC car accident claims involving all types of injuries. Whether you have sustained whiplash, cuts and bruises or life-threatening and life-changing injuries to the brain, neck, back, or spinal cord, you will find compassionate service and aggressive representation when you retain Mike Coric as your lawyer.
To learn more about the legal services Mike Coric provides, please review the following information.
Car Accident Information Centre
After you are involved in a traffic accident in Vancouver or in any surrounding area in BC, you will need to make a claim with ICBC at an ICBC Claim Centre in your area. You will be required to provide ICBC with certain information about yourself, the accident and your injuries, and follow up with a written statement. Our firm can assist you with the claims process, provide legal advice, and take steps on your behalf to initiate your claim.
Types of Injuries
Those involved in car accidents or other personal injury circumstances can sustain a wide range of injuries, both physical and psychological. Physical injuries may range from whiplash, soft tissue injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limbs, head trauma, internal injuries, fractures, severe burns, ruptured discs, paralysis, blindness, and more. Psychological injuries can also result, including such conditions as stress disorders, anxiety, depression and more.
Motorcyclists and their passengers are at a higher risk for injury and death in traffic accidents than the drivers and passengers of cars, trucks and SUVs. Even with protective gear and a helmet, a motorcyclist is vulnerable to the severe impact involved in any collision. Head injuries, fractures, road scrapes and burns are common injuries that may result. Many motorists fail to see motorcycles or consider them irritations.
Because of their considerable size and weight, large trucks from tankers to tractor trailers pose a very real threat to smaller passenger vehicles when involved in a collision. Statistics show that it is more often the drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles who suffer severe injury or death in a truck accident. Where truck operators are negligent, they and their trucking company may be held responsible for the damages incurred.
More and more people have taken up bicycling as a sport and as a means of transportation on the streets and highways of BC. This increase in bicycling has resulted in more traffic accidents for those who enjoy this activity. Unfortunately, motorists often fail to see bicyclists or grant them due respect while sharing the road. Because they have no body protection, a bicyclist involved in an accident with a motor vehicle can sustain devastating injuries.
Accidents involving pedestrians in crosswalks and in other situations can result in life-threatening injuries and sometimes death. Even at relatively low speeds, when a car or truck hits an unprotected human body, the chances of severe injury are high. Pedestrians can be crushed, thrown and/or run over, requiring urgent and intensive medical attention. When a negligent driver is at fault, legal representation may be required to achieve a full and fair result.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any of these types of accidents, you should discuss your case with Mike Coric before contacting ICBC. Get the solid legal advice and guidance you need to achieve optimum settlement results.