If you or your loved ones have been victims of physical or mental trauma inflicted by someone out of negligence, malpractice or deliberation then you would no doubt expect compensation from them. But in most cases, such compensation is not forthcoming, and along with the stress and tension of being injured you also have to carry the financial burden.
What are you supposed to do?
It is understandable that at this moment of crisis, the first thought on your mind is for you and/or your loved ones to recover and regain health but you should not miss the opportunity to bring to book those who are responsible for this situation and seek compensation from them. In British Columbia, the basic statute of limitation is as low as two years, though the time limit varies from case to case. So, it is necessary for you to file a claim as soon as possible because if the statute of limitation is crossed, you will not receive the compensation you rightly deserve.
How much compensation are you likely to get?
There is no easy reply to this question. If you ask a Richmond personal injury lawyer this question, he/she will tell you that many factors determine the amount of settlement, like the severity of the injury or injuries, consequences of the injury etc. For example, if you have severe injuries like a bone fracture or brain damage or amputation etc. then you are likely to get a lot more money than if you had only cuts and bruises. Moreover, if you have lost your job due to the injury or cannot attend your job for a certain period of time, then you will be remunerated for the monetary loss you have incurred.
Act as fast as possible
So, if you are a victim of any kind of personal injury, then don’t sit around, rather contact an experienced and capable personal injury lawyer as soon as you can and claim compensation for the wrong done to you. Remember, a capable lawyer is your best bet in getting a good amount from the perpetrator; otherwise, you will just be cheated out by the person or their insurance company responsible for your injury.