What is My Claim Worth?
When it comes to answering “What is my claim worth?” there are several factors that play a role, ranging from evidence and responsibilities to injuries, treatment and employment. As highly experienced ICBC lawyers, we’ll carefully cover every detail of your unique personal injury case to ensure you obtain the maximum settlement or trial judgement.
Pain & Suffering Damages
Pain and suffering damages are also sometimes referred to as “non-pecuniary damages” or “non-economic damages.” Pain and suffering damages are intended to compensate injured people for their loss of enjoyment of life.
Past Wage Loss
Personal injury cases are quantified by the court as of the date of the trial. The trial is usually set years after the injury at a time when it is clear what residual problems an injured person has and how they affect the person’s life
Future Work Capacity Loss
At the trial of a personal injury case, if the plaintiff proves their injuries are likely to affect their capacity to earn income in the future, the plaintiff is entitled to compensation.
Out of Pocket Expenses
A plaintiff may claim at trial any expenses that were necessitated by the injury, as long as the court finds the expense was reasonable and due to the injury.
Cost of Future Care
Following a trial the judge or jury will make an award for any item of future care that the evidence proves is “medically justified” and will promote the future health and wellbeing of the injured person.
Our ICBC Lawyers Will Protect You
We’re here to help you cope in the wake of a serious auto accident. With decades of trial experience, our ICBC lawyers will deal with ICBC on your behalf to ensure you receive rehabilitation as required and to secure the highest resolution possible through settlement or trial. Meanwhile, our medical and professional support team will focus on getting you back to work or play sooner. To discuss how you can maximize your claim value, contact us.