Legal dictionaries define “negligence” as “A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” It goes on to say “The behavior usually consists of actions, but can also consist of omissions when there is some duty to act (e.g., a duty to help victims of one's previous conduct).” In personal injury law, we refer to the term “Duty of Care” to emphasize a person’s obligation to avoid harming other individuals. In personal injury claims and lawsuits, you must establish that the defendant had a duty of care in the circumstances surrounding the accident. This is the first step towards proving negligence. Although it’s easy to assume that the other party is responsible for your injuries, it’s not always that simple. Compensation for your injuries and financial losses as well as your pain and suffering is based on who was more careless.
If one party was more careless than the other, that party is responsible and must pay for damages by compensating the injured party. The determination of liability in personal injury cases is based on the following questions:
What type of accident was the injury victim involved in and where were they injured?
Was the victim supposed to be there?
Was the victim careless in any way?
Was the victim injured at work?
Was the victim injured by a defective product?
Was the victim injured on a poorly maintained property?
In British Columbia, laws protect anyone who has been seriously injured as a result of someone’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. Our system of insurance ensures financial compensation is available to most victims of personal injury. Though our rights are protected under the law, it can be more difficult than you might imagine to be properly compensated after suffering a serious personal injury. This is why we recommend that anyone who is considering filing a personal injury claim do so with a Car Accident Lawyer in Coquitlam to represent them.
Whether you are in a position to file a claim against a private insurance company or the ICBC, our ICBC lawyers in Coquitlam are prepared to provide you with the professional advice you need to successfully navigate a personal injury claim, ensuring the compensation you need to recover from you injuries - or adjust to their permanent impact.
Barapp Law Firm was formed specifically to represent people who have been wrongfully injured in a serious accident, protecting them from predatory insurance companies who want to pay less than might be deserved. Our team is part of a network of personal injury and accident lawyers in Coquitlam, and across British Columbia. When we represent you, Barapp Law Firm provides you with the benefit of years of success in navigating personal injury claims.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident, you should call a personal injury lawyer. For more information regarding personal injury claims or to schedule a FREE consultation and evaluation of your case, we encourage you to call the Barapp Law Firm today.
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Coquitlam, BC V3B 0J1
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