If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and it wasn’t your fault, you may be wondering when you should call a law firm with personal injury lawyers for advice. The answer is: Now!

If you’re like many of our clients, you don’t want to make a big deal out of your injuries. You may think that you might be wasting a personal injury lawyer’s time by calling. Well, you’re not. You may think that it is not worth your time calling a personal injury lawyer. Well, it is.

There are several reasons why now is the time to call a personal injury lawyer:

1. Personal injury lawyers help you get the medical attention your injuries require.

With the injuries commonly experienced in motor vehicle accidents, the most critical time for getting treatment is as soon as possible.

In many cases, if injuries are left to linger without proper treatment and attention, those injuries can last much longer than necessary, or become permanent. Our Kamloops personal injury lawyers can help you navigate the medical system and get you the proper treatment and attention you need.

We help clients work with health care providers, including:

  • Medical specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Counselors

2. Personal injury lawyers take on the overwhelming paperwork and communication so you can focus on recovery.

After another day of pain and suffering, missed work, missing out on hobbies, not socializing like you used to, or not spending time with your kids, the last thing you probably want to deal with is an insurance company.

The reporting, the paperwork, the phone calls, and the worry of whether they are acting in your best interests can take an emotional toll. At Gillespie, your personal injury lawyer will take care of all of this for you, allowing you to focus on your health and well-being.

3. Personal injury lawyers help you ease the financial burden caused by your accident.

Motor vehicle accidents can often have a devastating effect on victims financially. You may be missing work, incurring unexpected medical expenses, or be stuck without a vehicle. At Gillespie, your personal injury lawyer can help you navigate ICBC’s claim system and ease your financial stresses.

We have senior personal injury lawyers who are willing to meet with you to answer all of your questions, free of charge. And if, after our meeting, you choose to hire us, you will not pay us anything until your case is resolved.

4. Calling sooner allows your lawyer to collect timely information critical to your file.

We often say, the sooner you call us, the more we can do for you, including:

  • Letting you know about deadlines you may not be aware of
  • Finding and interviewing witnesses while their memory of the accident is still fresh
  • Inspecting dangerous property conditions before they’re fixed
  • Inspecting vehicles before they’re destroyed

The more information we have and can gather at the outset, the easier it will be to prove your claim later.

Written by Jeff Jakel, partner and personal injury lawyer at Gillespie & Co. LLP.

Since he was young, Jeff Jakel has been concerned with fairness and looking out for others. This, along with his background in kinesiology, made becoming a personal injury lawyer a natural path for him. Since 2005, Jeff has been committed to helping people get the treatment they need as well as fair compensation for their injuries and losses. Continue Reading. 


Have you been in a vehicle accident? Would you like to hear more about how our personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve? Please get in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation. Your lawyer will answer all your questions (and often, questions you never even knew you had!).