A claim without a collision?

August 26, 2013

The key question that lies at the centre of any personal injury claim is this: Did another person’s wrongful actions lead to your injury?

We see numerous situations where our clients suffer injuries and there is either no collision or just a minor collision. Nevertheless, real injuries can occur, and with them the loss of income, pain and suffering, and related medical and recovery costs. There are a number of scenarios where this can happen, for example:

  • A pedestrian crossing the road in a designated crosswalk has to dive, breaking a leg, to avoid a sports car that blindly turns the corner through the crosswalk.
  • A motorcyclist loses control of her bike when a truck turns left with no signal, injuring her wrists and back, but never actually colliding with the truck.
  • A driver is forced off the road and is injured when a car in the next lane pulls into his lane.

In all of these situations, someone is injured as a result of the wrongful actions of another. It is not uncommon to hear of people reporting these incidents to ICBC only to be told by an ICBC adjuster that because there was no collision there can be no claim. They may even suggest that if a collision did occur, it might not be worth much because it was a so-called “Low Velocity Impact” (LVI).

Whether there is a collision or not, the reality is that if you are injured as a result of the wrongful actions of another, you may have a personal injury claim and be entitled to compensation.

Don’t just lump it. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation, If we can help you we will. Call us 24-hours-a-day at 604-464-3333.

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