The Barapp Law Firm has been serving injury victims in Delta and other cities throughout British Columbia for many years. When individuals approach our lawyers regarding their circumstances, we provide them with a FREE consultation in order to determine what their personal injury claim is worth. The answer to that comes down to determining the cost of your injuries emotionally, financially, mentally, and physically. It is more commonly referred to as “damages.”
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Types of Damages
Most damages in personal injury cases are “compensatory” in nature, which means financial restitution is paid to the injury victim for all financial losses that resulted from the accident. The purpose of these damages is to make them financially whole again by assigning a dollar amount to the consequences of their accident. The most common compensatory damages in Delta personal injury cases include but are not exclusive to:
Home Maintenance And Housekeeping Expenses
Hospital And Medical Expenses
Lost Income (Past And Potential Future Earnings)
Pain And Suffering
Naturally, there are a number of factors that the Barapp Law Firm considers during the decision-making process including:
Cause Of Your Accident And Injuries
Nature And Extent Of Your Injuries
An Impact Of Your Injuries On Your Ability To Pursue Your Daily Activities And Tasks (E.g. Your Career, Your Household Responsibilities, Your Recreational Activities, Etc.)
In addition to compensatory damages, the defendant may also be awarded punitive damages. When the defendant’s behavior is labeled as overwhelmingly egregious, the injury victim could receive additional compensation in their settlement.
Negotiating a Settlement
In personal injury cases in Delta and others throughout the province, the injury victim is compensated financially by the company or individual that was responsible for the accident. Settlements in personal injury cases are negotiated and agreed upon outside the courtroom over 90% of the time. Furthermore, settlement negotiations are typically conducted between:
The Plaintiff And Defendant
The Insurance Companies
In cases that involve a court trial, we will present your case in front of a judge and jury to determine the amount of the settlement award. With years of experience in dealing with out of court negotiations and trials, at all levels of the court, we will be glad to be of assistance.
Choosing the right Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing a personal injury lawyer to represent your case is easy. Just do a Google search and then try to pick one out of the hundreds of thousands of results that are yielded. Your lawyer is a critical factor and can have a huge influence on its outcome. When it comes to choosing the right lawyer for your Delta personal injury claim, it’s all about the “When, Where, and Why” as follows:
When should you hire a personal injury lawyer? The time to contact the Barapp Law Firm is “as soon as possible” once you’ve received medical care and treatment. If you’re unable to call, have a family member or friend call on your behalf.
Where are their offices located? It’s important that you hire a personal injury lawyer that has been certified to practice law in the province. Our firm is conveniently located so you have easy access to the best legal representation in British Columbia.
Why should you hire a personal injury lawyer? There are several important reasons to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. First and foremost, it increases your chances of getting a fair and reasonable settlement. But even more important than that is the fact that a personal injury lawyer can ensure that your rights to that compensation are protected throughout the legal process. Trying to do it on your own can be harrowing and you might just be pressurized in accepting a low settlement amount.
In the days and weeks after you or a loved one have faced a serious injury, days can go by in a blur. A serious injury can have many devastating consequences, and in the immediate aftermath of a serious accident - it may not be clear what the full impact may be.
In Canada, you are lucky to have a network of laws and insurance that ensures you can access financial support and compensation when wrongfully injured. But, it is important to remember that most insurance companies are committed to ensuring they pay out as little as possible in any given settlement. This and the complicated nature of personal injury law means getting a full and complete settlement amount may be more difficult than you might imagine.
If you are in a position to file a claim with a private insurance company, or with the ICBC lawyers in Delta are available through Barapp Law Firm to help you smoothly and easily navigate your claim. Our lawyers are committed solely to ensuring that victims of serious injuries are rightfully and fully compensated for their injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, and trauma. With our years of experience in successfully settling claims in and out of court, our clients can rest assured that along with compassionate care and service, that they will also have a team negotiating aggressively on their behalf.
Barapp personal injury and accident lawyers in Delta are part of a province-wide network of British Columbia’s best and most dedicated personal injury professionals. Our team of personal injury and car accident lawyers in Delta will take on the stress of dealing with your claim, so you can focus on healing and adjusting in the wake of an injury.
We are always prepared to not only pursue compensation for your personal injury claim, but to present your case in a court of law if needed. For more information about our areas of practice or to schedule a FREE consultation, call the Barapp Law Firm.
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