Welcome to Nixon Wenger LLP

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Nixon Wenger LLP has a large, experienced team of personal injury lawyers. They have represented clients with all manner of injuries and have achieved excellent results. Our lawyers are known for being knowledgeable, thorough and committed to providing excellent service.

In some instances, it is not possible to settle a claim with an insurance company for an amount that reflects fair compensation. In such instances, our lawyers do not hesitate to go to trial to advocate for the best result for you.  Our lawyers have appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia.

For personal injury claims, we will work for you on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are paid a percentage of the compensation you receive. We will also pay the expenses associated with your claim, such as expert reports, until such time that your claim has been resolved.  In other words, you do not have to pay for your fees or the costs of your claim until you have received money from your claim.

Personal Injury Services

  • Bodily Injury Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Claims
  • Occupier’s Liability / "Slip and Fall"

Recent Decisions and Settlements

George v. Doe, 2015 BCSC 442

Sharma v. Sharma Estate, 2016 BCSC 1397

Lamont v. Sault 2022 BCSC 1087

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Our Personal Injury Team

Personal Injury FAQ

  • Our lawyers have many years of experience in personal injury law.
  • By being a large, multi-practice law firm it permits groups of our lawyers to focus their practice in a specific area, such as personal injury law.
  • We have 7 personal injury lawyers and 13 dedicated personal injury support staff.  We can apply a strong team approach to your matter.
  • Over the years our lawyers have dealt with many different types of accidents and injury claims and likely have experience with all of the issues you now face.
  • We have the financial resources to carry the costs of your case regardless of the complexity and length.

By far the most common way of paying for our services for an injury or accident claim is by a contingency fee arrangement.  This means that we receive a percentage of the settlement amount or the judgment amount for your case, depending on how your matter is resolved.  There is no fee if there is no recovery. Until a settlement or judgment is arrived upon, we do not charge you fees.

That’s a great reason to come in and to see us.  Let us give you the benefit of our knowledge and experience to evaluate your case.  There is no fee and you will not have a further obligation to us if you chose not to proceed.

Yes.  By legislation, you have a limited period from the date of your injury in which to commence a court action.  Once this period expires you may be barred from starting an action.

Children may wait until they are an adult (over the age of 19) to start an action. The limitation period for a child to make a claim in negligence does not start until he or she is an adult.

We recommend that you speak with us as soon as possible.  It may be best to start an action or it may be best to wait and see.  However, you do not want the limitation for making a claim to expire while you are evaluating your injury.  Also, early and appropriate advice can enhance your chances of success.

As a firm we never shy away from going to court if it means getting the best result for you.  However, many cases are settled before going to court.  In either instance we will commence a court action to preserve a limitation date (by law, after a certain period of time after your injury you lose the right to commence an action) and to start the process so that you can proceed with your claim.

Call us.  Our experienced lawyers are available to assist you with any questions you may have, and best of all, all injury consultations are free and without charge.