Vancouver Brain Injury Lawyers

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Your brain controls your thoughts, movements and behavior. This is why any injury to your brain can harm your mental and physical health in many different ways – and ultimately prove to be very costly.

If you suffered brain injury in a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle accident, you may be entitled to file a claim with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Klein Lawyers is here to help you.

For more than 20 years, we have provided valuable assistance to those in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia who have suffered brain damage and other severe, life-changing harm in an accident.

We know how to seek the maximum amount in an ICBC settlement and, if necessary, take cases to court in order to fight for what our clients deserve. We are ready to get to work for you today. Call or submit our online form for a free consultation.

Should Your Hire a Lawyer for Your ICBC Brain Injury Claim?

You may read or hear from others that you do not need a lawyer to pursue an ICBC claim after a motor vehicle accident. This is technically true. However, in reality, you should always get help from a lawyer – especially if you or a loved one has suffered severe harm such as a brain injury.

Through the years, Klein Lawyers has obtained millions of dollars in ICBC settlements on behalf of our clients, including those who were impacted by mild to severe brain injuries. We believe we can make a major difference in the amount you obtain in your case.

When you contact us about your ICBC brain injury claim, you can expect services that include:

  • A free consultation – We can review your case at our Vancouver office or a location that is most convenient for you. We can answer your questions and explain the process that lies ahead.
  • Assistance with medical treatment – A brain injury can require extensive medical treatment. We can help you to navigate our medical system so that you get the care you need.
  • A complete investigation – We work with highly skilled motor vehicle accident investigators. We can determine why your accident and brain injury occurred, including whether another person is responsible for it.
  • Consultation with experts – We also can use the insights of accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts to determine why your brain injury occurred and how it has impacted you financially, physically and emotionally.
  • Review of your coverage – We can examine your Basic Autoplan coverage and any other coverage that may be available to pay for your losses, including underinsured motorist coverage or excess coverage.
  • Filing of your claim – We can handle all of the steps involved with filing an ICBC claim while you concentrate on your treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Negotiating of a settlement – We can prepare your case for settlement talks with the ICBC claims adjuster. Our goal will be to ensure you get a full and fair amount. We will vigorously protect your interests.
  • Going to court – If ICBC refuses to agree to a settlement that compensates you for all of your brain injury-related damages, our skilled trial lawyers can present a strong case for you in court.
  • Making sure you get paid – Once your ICBC settlement is reached, or a court judgment is entered, we can move quickly to disburse the funds from your award so you have the money you need to move on in your life.

Because a brain injury can have a major impact on your life, you should never accept an ICBC settlement without first getting advice from a skilled lawyer. Above all, we can help you to avoid making the mistake of agreeing to a settlement for less than what your case is worth.

Should You Get Checked for Potential Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or acquired brain injury (ABI) are terms that refer to physical damage to the brain. The damage typically comes from:

  • A sudden, violent blow to the head that sets the brain colliding into other parts of the inner skull
  • An object penetrating the brain, including pieces of fractured skull
  • Any other trauma that deprives the brain of oxygen.

These injuries can readily occur in motor vehicle accidents – even when a motorist is wearing a seat belt or a bicyclist or motorcyclist is wearing a helmet.

In its most severe form, a brain injury can result in death or send a victim into a coma. However, in many car accidents, concussions are more common.

Although considered to be a mild form of TBI, concussions can be serious and must be promptly treated. Like other forms of brain injury, concussions can lead to problems with:

  • Cognitive functioning
  • Motor control
  • Control of one’s emotions.

For this reason, Klein Lawyers urges you to see a doctor and get examined immediately after you have been in a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle accident in Vancouver or surrounding areas in British Columbia.

We believe it is particularly important if you have signs of potential brain injury. The Brain Injury Association of Canada states that those signs include:

  • Loss of consciousness (this happens in some, but not all, TBI cases)
  • Confusion or disoriented feeling
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurred vision and sensitivity to light
  • Ringing in ears or sensitivity to noise
  • Memory loss
  • Concentration problems
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue.

Friends, family and co-workers of an accident victim often are the first ones to notice these signs. So, pay close attention if your loved one has been in an accident of any kind and take steps to seek medical care for him or her.

What Can You Recover in an ICBC Brain Injury Claim? 

Your health is most important. Do not allow concerns about costs to stop you from getting examined and treated for a brain injury.

If your accident occurred in a motor vehicle accident, Klein Lawyers can help you with seeking a full and fair ICBC settlement. The settlement should include compensation for all of your past and future medical expenses, including:

  • Diagnostic tests (MRI, CT scan or X-ray)
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transportation to and from medical treatment
  • Home health care.

You should seek additional damages that include:

  • Lost past and future income
  • Loss of housekeeping capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

Keep in mind: The ICBC claims adjuster will be out to protect ICBC’s interests. Klein Lawyers will be solely focused on you and your interests.

Contact Our Vancouver Brain Injury Lawyers Today

With a strong record of results and a team of more than 50 lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants in Vancouver and Toronto, Klein Lawyers has the skill, experience and resources it takes to seek a full and fair settlement of your ICBC claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury in an accident, get in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss your case. Our consultations are free, and we will charge nothing for our legal services unless we secure a financial recovery for you.

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