TOP QUESTIONS

Do I need a lawyer for an ICBC claim?

Hiring a lawyer to assist with your injury or no-fault benefits claim is not mandatory but it is highly recommended. The greater the impact your injuries have had on your life, the more important it is to obtain legal advice to make sure that you are compensated fairly.

A lawyer will provide you with valuable information and experience while negotiating your settlement with ICBC. Without a lawyer, ICBC has the upper hand and will use their knowledge of the process to serve their best interests. Assistance from experienced counsel will help protect your rights and allow you to obtain a settlement that focuses on what is fair from your point of view.

I can't afford a Personal Injury lawyer. How does DLG get paid?

Most lawyers charge by the hour. This can get expensive during a long settlement process. But DLG, offers contingency fee billing. It is risk free for clients, and provides equitable compensation to the law firm. Contingency fees are based on a percentage of the settlement or award, and are not collected until a claim is settled.

The Law Society of British Columbia stipulates that for personal injury or wrongful death resulting from the use of a motor vehicle, maximum lawyer compensation is 33.33 percent of the total amount recovered. For personal injury or wrongful death not related to motor vehicle accidents, lawyer compensation is 40 percent.

What if I live in a different city, province or country? Will you be able to take my personal injury case?

We serve clients from all over the world. Regardless of where you call home, if your accident happened in British Columbia we are happy to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. While managing your claim, a multi-tiered team of experienced staff will help organize all of the necessary components of your claim to ensure you recover and receive a fair settlement for your injury claim.

Where can I get more information?

If you would like more information, please contact us at 604.575.0111 or at reception@dominionlaw.ca.

Types of Personal Injuries

Neck and Back Injuries

Accidents may frequently cause problems to a very complex system of our bodies, made up of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, in our necks and backs. Because of the complexity of this system, DLG represents clients with all types of neck and back related injuries, including: disc related injuries, strains, whiplash, dislocations, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, nerve damage, chronic pain, bursitis or tendonitis, bruises, nerve damage, and degenerative conditions.

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, or if you have another neck or back related injury as a result of an accident, please contact one of our lawyers. At DLG, we are dedicated to helping our clients with neck and back injuries obtain the proper care and compensation.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft-tissue injuries involve the injury to muscles, ligaments, or tendons. These injuries may cause inflammation, stiffness, or even loss of function in whatever the affected area of the body. Soft tissue injuries can also affect your day-to-day activities, including at work and away from work.

Although most mild soft-tissue injuries can be resolved within 6 months, some may become chronic, and can actually become permanent.

If you have or have had a soft tissue injury, please contact one of our lawyers at Dominion Law Group. You may be entitled to fair compensation. At DLG, we are dedicated to helping our clients with soft-tissue injuries obtain the proper care and compensation.

Pedestrian Injuries

We have all been a pedestrian at some point; therefore we are aware of the negligence of drivers of motor vehicles. The actions of a negligent driver can cause a range of injuries, including physical, emotional or even psychological. In addition to an injury, the victim may be burdened financially.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a user of the road, please contact one of our lawyers. At DLG, we are dedicated to helping our clients who have been injured as a pedestrian obtain the proper care and compensation.

Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can be the result of a blow to the head or body as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The severity of the brain injury can range from “mild brain injury”, in which there is an altercation or disruption in mental state or consciousness, to “severe brain injury” which can involve bruising, bleeding or other physical damage.

Although most mild brain injuries are resolved within a year, there is always the possibility that some may never recover, and may be left with one or more of the following physical symptoms: dizziness, headaches, fatigue, lethargy and an altered sensitivity to light or noise. Cognitive symptoms, such as short-term memory loss, issues with attention or concentration, and difficulty multitasking, can also be associated with a brain injury. Brain injuries can also cause several emotional changes, such as mood swings, irritability and quickness to anger. The effect of these symptoms can result in the victim of the brain injury to be perceived as different, and can affect the victim’s day-to-day activities.

At DLG, we are dedicated to helping our clients with brain injuries obtain the proper care and compensation. Contact one of our lawyers today.

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