What is a Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is simply a way of describing any ICBC claim where you have a right to compensation as a result of an injury caused by an at-fault motorist. You are not entitled to a personal injury claim if you are at fault for the accident.
As a result of your injuries, a number of heads of damages may be available to you, depending on the seriousness of your injuries. The heads of damage that may be available include:
- Non-pecuniary damages (pain and suffering);
- Past wage loss;
- Future loss of capacity;
- Future care;
- Out-of-pocket expenses;
- Tax gross-up;
- Management fees;
- Court order interest; and
- Legal Costs and disbursements (expenses to pursue the claim)
For a detailed discussion on each head of damage that may be available to you, please refer to the Heads of Damages section of this website.
In summary, only individuals that have suffered injury from an at-fault motorist are entitled to a personal injury claim against ICBC.
Contact our personal injury law firm if you need an injury lawyer in Vancouver or within British Columbia.