If you were involved in a motor vehicle collision, it was the fault of another party, and you were injured, you're probably eligible for damage compensation. Since every person is unique, every case is unique too. Of course, under the no-fault provisions of ICBC, your medical expenses should be taken care of, but there are other elements of compensation too that will help you get through this tough time.

Loss of Past, Present and Future Income

If you were employed at the time of the accident, you can recover a sum equal to the net value of your lost earnings due to your injury. If you've been rendered less marketable in the employment market as a result of your injuries, and cannot take advantage of all of the opportunities in the job market available for you had you not been injured, you may well be entitled to loss of future income too. The combination of past, present, and future income compensation can offer you that steady ground to get back on your feet.

Pain and Suffering

Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life are known as non-pecuniary damages. The Canadian Supreme Court stated that money awarded for non-pecuniary damages serves a useful function in the only way possible, recognizing that non-pecuniary damages aren't able to be replaced in any direct way. Any person injured through the fault of another in a motor vehicle collision is entitled to non-pecuniary damages. This amounts to compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. That's what the law contemplates as damages for any emotional suffering claimed as the result of an accident.

Future Care

If an injured person's impairment is long-term or permanent, and requires continuing care, a person injured in a motor vehicle collision through the fault of another is eligible for future care. Personal injury attorneys at Bronson Jones & Co in Richmond or at other firms near you will guide an injured party through this complicated process. Along with medical care, this includes retaining a third-party service worker for in-home cleaning, cooking and housekeeping. Any future needs must be specifically evaluated and determined before any injury settlement or trial.

Out-of-pocket Expenses

Most people involved in a motor vehicle collision also incur out-of-pocket expenses that they're eligible to be reimbursed for if the accident was not their fault. These encompass a very wide range of expenses, but they must be reasonable and directly connected with the accident.

Specially trained attorneys are available to assist injured parties. No two cases are alike. The benefit of an attorney is imperative for getting the financial assistance you need to maintain a high quality of life.

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