Personal Injury

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Car Accidents and ICBC Claims

The effects of a collision can be devastating – physically, emotionally and financially. Add to that the challenge of having to deal with ICBC and it is little wonder that people feel overwhelmed with what to do after they have been involved in a collision. Our legal team has extensive experience in dealing with ICBC and will deal with ICBC on your behalf, so you do not have to. If you or someone you know has been injured in a collision due to the negligence of someone else, the personal injury team at Johns Southward can help. We will carefully handle your claim to ensure you receive proper compensation for your injuries, treatment costs, past and future wage loss and out-of-pocket expenses.


Insurance Claims for Injuries and Property Damage

You may be surprised to learn what your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover. If someone is injured on your property, or your property is stolen or damaged, our experienced lawyers will review your policies to determine whether your insurance can protect you. We can help mitigate the losses claimed by a guest who has been hurt while attending your property or to assist you in recovering for an accident or damage to your home, office or possessions.

Slip and Fall Claims

Every situation is unique and we individualize our service to each client and circumstance. We provide personalized attention and take the time to learn what you need from us. We also take the time to explain how the litigation process works and the types of assistance and compensation available to you. Our legal team will deal with the insurance company to obtain your medical and wage loss benefits so that you can focus on your recovery. Whether you have been injured in a slip and fall, in a car, on an airplane, as a pedestrian, or on a motorcycle or bicycle, we have the knowledge and commitment to ensure you receive fair compensation so you can move forward with your life.


Workplace Injuries and Occupational Safety

While most workers are covered by Workers’ Compensation, issues frequently arise over the degree of disability and entitlement to pension income. These claims can be highly valuable to you over the course of a working lifetime and you should not ignore the possibility of challenging the decision of the Workers’ Compensation representative. Our lawyers have successfully appealed Workers’ Compensation decisions and obtained significant financial recovery for our clients. We can assist you in assessing your claim and advising you on reassessment and appeal of a Workers’ Compensation decision. There are often short time frames for which to take steps in the Workers’ Compensation process, so we encourage you to deal with these issues promptly.

Medical Malpractice

In this day and age, medical care comes from a variety of sources including doctors, hospitals, chiropractors, physiotherapists and even your herbalist or esthetician. Has your healthcare provider hurt, rather than helped, your recovery from illness or injury? Medical malpractice goes to all forms of treatment and care. If you or your loved one has received sub-optimal care, or has been misdiagnosed, you must consider whether there is some responsibility on the part of your healthcare provider. It is difficult to assess the treatment you have received without the assistance of a legal advisor. Our law firm is experienced in assisting clients who have suffered medical malpractice and can help you.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is emotionally difficult and requires a special sensitivity. Frequently, its victims struggle to deal with the consequences and require a unique and individualized approach to address the rights and remedies available. Our lawyers are familiar with these difficult cases and will bring to the problem their extensive experience in working with a victim of sexual assault to obtain resolution.