As a team of personal injury lawyers in Vancouver, the firm of Simpson, Thomas & Associates has a history of settling catastrophic injury claims.
Managing any injury that’s caused by another driver is a difficult experience. When the accident has resulted in brain injury, quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputation, or severe damage to the spinal cord, claims tend to become much more challenging and complex. Your lawyer at Simpson, Thomas & Associates will assist in finding the best caregiver for your rehabilitation.
As one of Vancouver’s longest running firms to practice exclusively in car accidents, the personal injury lawyers at Simpson, Thomas & Associates, and and its predecessor Simpson & Company, draw upon 50 years of experience settling ICBC claims. With the utmost care and attention to detail we ensure our clients receive the most effective rehabilitation, maximum benefits, and maximum compensation.
The law in BC states that when injury is caused by the negligence of another party, the injured must be compensated for what they’ve lost as a result of an accident. This will include the ability to work, socialize, have children—the list goes on. These are often horrific, life-altering situations for both the victim and their families. As experienced ICBC lawyers in Vancouver, we understand how a brain injury or spinal cord injury can impact victims throughout their life. Our 50-year history has given us a broad understanding of challenges, treatment, and recovery requirements accident victims face, and we draw upon this experience and the knowledge of an extensive network of medical professionals and therapists when undertaking a case. View the testimonial by our former client whose daughter suffered a severe brain injury after her catastrophic accident. Our client was awarded a tax free structured settlement over her lifetime for over $5 million.
To effectively handle a catastrophic injury claim, our personal injury lawyers in the lower mainland fulfill multiple roles. The first step is liaising with rehabilitation specialists to ensure that appropriate home care is in place, as well as the full complement of rehabilitation services necessary to promote recovery. Early medical intervention and rehabilitation are essential to maximize recovery and adaptation to life post-injury. Depending on the injury, the rehabilitation team may include physiotherapists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists, psychologists or neuropsychologists, speech/language therapists, case managers, and vocational consultants. The lawyers at STA will help find the best professionals to assist you.
In many catastrophic injury cases, our lawyers usually have to sort out coverage and funding issues with other agencies or insurers, such as employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan disability, private extended health care insurers or private disability carriers, unions and their collective agreement provisions, human resource managers, and others. This is important because additional funding sources are often needed for medical treatment and income replacement prior to settlement or trial.
Your personal injury lawyer at Simpson, Thomas & Associates will handle all aspects of the litigation, including filing the Notice of Civil Claim, gathering evidence, disclosure of documents and obtaining ICBC’s documents, attending and conducting examinations, court applications and trial management conferences, and retaining highly qualified experts to provide opinions that are often key to a successful outcome. All this requires great attention to detail as well as considerable financial resources, which are advanced by the firm—clients pay nothing unless their case is successful.
Finally, as the catastrophic injury case develops and is ready to be settled or tried in court, it falls to your personal injury lawyer to form a realistic appraisal of the claim’s value, identify the strengths and weaknesses in the evidence, negotiate vigorously with ICBC for the best possible settlement, and if that fails, to go to trial.
Over its 50-year history, Simpson, Thomas & Associates, and its predecessor Simpson & Company are experienced trial lawyers with an enviable record of success handling major loss claims. We continue to build on our reputation of providing quality service, and take great pride and satisfaction in settling claims related to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, fractures and helping people to rebuild their lives.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in a motor vehicle accident, please call us at (604) 689-8888 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We have offices in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey/Delta, and Abbotsford. If an accident has resulted in mobility issues, one of our personal injury lawyers in Vancouver will come to you.