Personal Injury Practice Areas

With the new icbc rules you must act fast as there are important deadlines that you must be aware of. If you have been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, bus/transit, moped, or scooter accident, we will work diligently on your behalf to ensure that ICBC pays for the necessary medical treatment you require both in the short term and long term. We will also advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation to which you are entitled.

Our team will meet with you to discuss the details of your claim and your legal options. In the circumstance you were partly at fault for the accident, you will still be entitled to medical benefits as well as injury compensation. You will be working one on one with a lawyer who will help you through your case and will guide you on what you need to do. Our team has successfully advanced car, truck, motorcycle, bus/transit, moped, and scooter accident cases in the past and has obtained remarkable results for our clients.

Were you struck as a pedestrian by a driver of a motor vehicle?

Injuries from pedestrian accidents can involve serious physical and emotional trauma. Pedestrian accidents occur when a driver of a motor vehicle collides into a pedestrian. In order to ensure that you are protected and know your rights you should contact us immediately. We can guide you through your recovery process by helping you receive quality medical care and treatment after your injury. We will also work with you to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

With the increasing number of cyclists sharing the road with motorists we are seeing a growing number of bicycle accidents in British Columbia. If you are a cyclist who has been injured by the careless/dangerous act of a driver, you may have a legal claim for the damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering, medical costs, loss of past and future income, and future medical care. Ronald Kumar Law Group has experience in dealing with traffic-related injury law and we have successfully litigated many bicycle-crash cases.

If you were involved in a hit and run accident call us today. Under Section 24 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act, ICBC is required to compensate you for death or injury or for damage to a vehicle even if the at-fault motorist is unknown.

If you have sustained injuries from the hit and run accident the current law requires that you take reasonable steps to identify the at-fault vehicle and its driver (i.e. filing a police report, obtaining witnesses, obtaining vehicle license plate number, vehicle make and model, placing signs at the scene of the accident asking for any potential witnesses to come forward) To successfully advance your hit-and-run claim you must show that the identity of the driver and the vehicle involved in the accident was not ascertainable.

Accidents that occur while you are travelling as a passenger in a bus or sky-train. Whether the bus/sky-train applies its brakes excessively hard causing you to fall and get hurt, or if the bus is involved in an accident with another motor vehicle, we can help. We have successfully advocated for and have achieved optimum results for our clients that have been injured in bus/transit accidents.

Injured in an accident? Is ICBC saying your injury is minor?
If you have sustained injuries you still have the right to pursue compensation.

Death due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or party. Death to a friend or family member can be very tough. We have experience with such cases and we can help you every step of the way.

Citizens protection from abuse or injury by police misconduct.

Assaults or injuries from a bar or night club event. Assaults or injuries that may occur at the hands of staff or patrons of the club, we can help.

Accidents from slipping or tripping and falling on someone else’s property.

How Compensation Works

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • General damages – the purpose of this award is to compensate you for your pain and suffering based on your type of injury, the impact that the injury has had / is expected to have on your quality of life.
  • Past income loss / Past loss of opportunity– the purpose of this award is to compensate you for loss of income when your injuries stop you from working after the accident, or have stopped you from pursuing income or business related opportunities.
  • Future loss of income / Loss of earning capacity – if your injuries are likely to result in a permanent or ongoing disability, and there is a “real or substantial possibility” that you will suffer a loss of income earning capacity in the future as a result of your injuries, there may be the legal basis for an award for future income loss.
  • Cost of future care – if there is likely to be a future (permanent or ongoing) disability or care need, and there is medical justification that treatment or rehabilitation will be required in the future as a result of those injuries, an award may be made for the cost of the future care.
  • Special damages – this award is intended to reimburse you for reasonable “out of pocket” expenses incurred as a result of your injuries (i.e.: money spent on non-prescription medication, equipment, mileage and parking incurred in relation to treatment, etc.).
  • In trust claims – are intended to recognise that friends and family members also make sacrifices and contributions to assisting injured parties in coping with their accident-related injuries. In trust claims are intended to recognise the economic value of such contributions.

ICBC Benefits

After April 1, 2019 ICBC should be fully funding your treatments. You shouldn’t be paying anything out of pocket for treatments.  ICBC will only fund and reimburse treatment pursuant to the rates below:

ICBC Treatment Funding Per Session 

Acupuncture $88
Chiropractic $53
Counselling $120
Kinesiology $78
Massage Therapy $80
Physiotherapy $79
Psychology $195

We recommend finding a treatment provider who charges a maximum of the prescribed amount per session and bills this amount directly to ICBC. If you treat at treatment practitioners who are charging higher rates than the prescribed rates, you will likely not be receiving reimbursement from ICBC for any amount in excess of the prescribed rates.

All receipts for medical treatment, equipment, and other out-of-pocket expenses (including prescriptions, treatment sessions, medical equipment) must be submitted to ICBC within 60 days of the treatment or purchase date or it may not be reimbursed. 

The amount of TTDs are capped at a maximum of $740/week and is calculated at 75% of a person’s average weekly earnings in the 52 weeks before the accident. You normally have to use up E.I. and extended benefits through your employer first before ICBC will consider giving you TTD benefits.

Injury Expertise

We represent clients who have suffered all types of injuries including:

  • Neck and Back injuries
  • Whiplash/Soft Tissue injuries
  • Strains
  • Bursitis or tendonitis
  • Contusions/bruises
  • Dislocations
  • Nerve damage
  • Thoracic outlet injury
  • Orthopaedic Injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Temporomandibular Joint Injury (TMJ)
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Concussion
  • Tension/Anxiety/Stress/PTSD

Our Fees and How it Works

We are a plaintiff only firm, meaning we only represent the injured party and not the insurance company. Our clients retain us through a contingency fee agreement. This means you will not pay any legal fees to us unless we recover money for you. You will not pay us anything out of your own pocket. We get paid a percentage out of the money we recover for you.