Frequently Asked Questions
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I have injuries from a car accident. Can I make a claim?
Yes. With some minor exceptions, everyone involved in a car accident, including pedestrians and bicyclists, can make a claim. Accident benefits include some compensation for income loss and rehabilitation expenses, all subject to certain statutory limits.
I have injuries in a car accident. Do I have a claim for compensation in addition to accident benefits?
What information does an injury lawyer need before contacting Hughes and Company?
The injury lawyer from Hughes and Company will need the basics – when and where the accident happen.
What should I expect at an initial meeting?
What is my case worth?
A court will in all likelihood give you an award for damages if:
– you got injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia;
– the accident was at someone’s fault;
– you have injuries which your doctor feels are significant.
Then, the award can be anywhere from a very modest amount, to six or seven figure amount. Typical personal injury awards involving injuries with a reliable diagnosis and a degree of persistence are in the five figure range. However, the award is very much based on what the court feels to be reliable evidence.
How long will my case take?
What happens with my case?
Court documents are filed to protect the claim. The process moves forward to trial if necessary – but over 95% of claims settle out of the court.
In what circumstances would my case have to go to trial?
How long does the trial take?
Most personal injury trials take to set for anywhere from 2 to 10 days of trial time.
How much of my time will the court case take?
The additional time involved in the case will be preparation for the trial, if trial is necessary, and this preparation will take a number of hours.