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How Personal Injury Is Calculated

A client’s first question is often how much their case is worth.  The truth is that this is practically an impossible question to answer right after a collision.  A number of factors affect ICBC settlement values and many cannot be determined directly following the motor vehicle accident.

Factors affecting the value of your claim might include:

  • The severity and duration of your injuries
  • Nature of your occupation
  • How long you were off work
  • Whether you mitigated your damages
  • Your age
  • Pre-existing state of health
  • Extent of the loss of enjoyment of your life
  • Need for future care
  • Whether or not you have counsel
  • Treatment you receive
  • The degree to which you recover and how long it takes

There are different types of damages you can claim as part of your settlement including

  • General damages for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Special damages for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of housekeeping capacity
  • Future loss of housekeeping capacity
  • Past wage loss
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • In-trust claims
  • Cost of future care and medical treatment

For more information about what damage you can claim contact one of our lawyers.

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