UNINSURED MOTORIST CLAIMS
If you are struck by a motorist in B.C. who does not have any insurance, then you are still entitled to make an ICBC injury claim. Pursuant to Section 20 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act, there is a $200,000 limit for anyone in B.C. injured by an uninsured motorist, even if you do not own or insure a vehicle. If you have Underinsured Motorist Protection, this may apply to your situation if the amount of your damages exceeds $200,000.
If you were injured by an uninsured motorist outside of B.C., the amount you are covered for can vary, depending on the jurisdiction where you were injured.
If you reside outside of B.C., and you were injured by an insured motorist in B.C., then, pursuant to Section 20(18), your compensation is limited to what a B.C. resident could recover under the same circumstances from a similar fund in the jurisdiction in which you reside.
HOW WE CAN HELP
At Veale Law, we offer you a free consultation to discuss your case, and to advise you of your legal rights and obligations. For a free consultation, call us 24 hours a day at either 604-685-2833 or toll free at 1-855-685-2833, email us at email@example.com, or fill out our free consultation form on the right.
We also offer you a legal contingency fee of 20%, the lowest in the province of British Columbia for a motor vehicle accident. On an average ICBC injury claim, this can save you thousands of dollars. If you have an existing offer from ICBC, and would like us to finalize your matter for you, you will not be charged a fee on the amount of your existing offer from ICBC, and our fee will only be based on any amount recovered in excess of your current offer. You don’t pay us anything up front, you don’t make any payments along the way, and you don’t pay us anything until we resolve your ICBC injury claim for you. In reality, no money ever leaves your pockets, as our fee comes out of the settlement money. For your convenience, home and hospital appointments are also available.
We also 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.
There are many benefits to having Veale Law represent you:
- Protection of your legal rights
- Explanation of your legal obligations
- Dealing with ICBC on your behalf
- Payment of disbursements on your behalf
- Explanation of what damages you can claim
- Maximization of the value of your injury claim
If you elect to have Veale Law represent you, we will do so with passion and dedication. We keep fully abreast with the current case law. 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 lawyers representing their interests. You need someone to protect yours.
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.