Legal Services in British Columbia

Tim Louis Law - Legal Services in British Columbia

For over 40 years, Tim Louis & Co Law Firm in Vancouver has represented clients throughout British Columbia.

Since 1984, Tim Louis has fought to protect the rights of his clients and provide the best legal support, whether in trial or through his valuable guidance.

If you have been denied disability claims from your insurance company, suffered a personal injury, were wrongfully terminated or left out of a will, you need guidance to get the compensation you deserve.

“My team works with you and keeps you involved in your file every step of the way. As for me, I make it a high priority to always be accessible to my clients… from the moment I’m retained until the final settlement date.”

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personal injury

Personal Injury

A slip and fall injury can get worse over time and cause not only pain, but also a loss of income. If it was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Long-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

If you have long-term disability insurance coverage, and are suffering from a debilitating illness or injury, then you deserve compensation. Tim Louis has consistently fought for his clients to ensure they get the long-term disability benefits they deserve.
wrongful termination

Wrongful Dismissal

Being terminated or dismissed from your employment can be one of the most stressful experiences you ever encounter. Do not accept whatever compensation your employer is offering without first taking the advice of an experienced employment lawyer.

Estate Litigation - Wills Variation

Estate Litigation – Wills Variation

If a Will does not make adequate provisions for the proper maintenance and support of the deceased’s spouse and/or children, application can be made to vary a Will. In BC, this is common in blended families, or in cases where a Will does not treat children equally. Have you been disinherited?

Tim Louis - Winner of the Harry Rankin QC Pro Bono Award

Tim Louis has served the public, and those in need, for decades. On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Tim Louis was awarded the Harry Rankin QC Pro Bono Award by the Canadian Bar Association, to acknowledge his commitment to pro bono service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Though this list is by no means exhaustive, you might well want to consider contacting a lawyer for advice where any of the following are involved:

  1. A large amount of money is at stake
  2. You’ve been injured in an accident
  3. Serious damage to property has occurred
  4. Disputes involving children
  5. If you’ve been served (you’re being sued)
  6. A very emotional situation where you need a rational third party involved as intermediary
  7. Starting a business

Sound Legal Advice is Worth It

One of the changes I’ve noticed in my law practice over the years is the increase in the number of people suffering stress-related injuries from motor vehicle accidents. No longer is it a question of just the pure physical injuries such as broken bones, whiplash etc. that brings them to my office.

There was a time when the Courts were not sympathetic to these types of claims in motor vehicle accidents except in the most horrific of cases. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] was accepted as an outcome for soldiers returning from the battlefield but not associated with motor vehicle accidents. This is no longer the case. There is a growing recognition in the Courts that this very disabling condition can just as easily result from motor vehicle accidents. I have many recent cases where psychiatrists have been called upon to give expert evidence at trial on this very possibility.

Because it is an invisible disability, initially it may be missed by your family doctor and your lawyer. I recently had a case where the client’s physical injuries were quite minor and my client was prepared to accept ICBC’s offer based on these physical injuries alone. Given my sensitivity to the potential for PTSD in motor vehicle accidents, I have become alert to cues that signal the possible existance of this condition. In this case, I referred my client to a psychiatrist who diagnosed PTSD. This diagnosis opened the door to a claim for future loss of income as there are much longerterm effects of PTSD which can affect a person’s ability to work.

My client’s claim without the diagnosis of PTSD was worth approximately $30,000.00. With the recognition of the impacts of PTSD, his claim was worth approximately $300,000.00.

Invisibile disabilities are easily overlooked. This is just one more reason why you should never accept ICBC’s offer without very careful consideration and sound legal advice.

Generally, no. The Vancouver Small Claims Court Filing Assistant is a very helpful website for those who are looking to initiate small claims (those under $25,000).

You should typically look for a lawyer experienced in the area of law pertaining specifically to your situation. A lawyer who focuses his or her practice in a given area of the law will be more likely to know how best to advise you in your time of need.

As an example, Tim Louis has more than 25 years of experience in:

There is no easy answer to this question because all lawyers and law firms set their own rates. There are different ways for a lawyer to be paid, with the most common being by retainer, by the hour, or as a percentage of a settlement. The only way to find out what it will cost is to talk to the lawyer you’re thinking of using, and ask the question.

You prove emotional distress by obtaining an expert diagnosis from a doctor, counsellor, psychologist, or a psychiatrist to support emotional distress.

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