Motor Vehicle Claims

Vancouver Auto Accident Claims

Accidents can happen, anywhere and at any time. With little to no warning, a motor vehicle collision can leave drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians with catastrophic injuries requiring extensive medical care and lifestyle changes. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, it is important to have high-quality legal representation. The impact of injuries can take many forms, from short-lived inconvenience and some time loss from work to life-altering fundamental changes to a person’s life including an inability to earn income and perform activities of daily living.

Responding to Your Accident

If you are injured in an accident and are unable to work, are you prepared? Do you have insurance for income replacement? Do you know what questions to ask medical professionals about your injuries, diagnoses, treatment, rehabilitation and prognosis? Do you know how to deal with the insurance claims process? Dealing with the consequences of serious injuries can be confusing and overwhelming. It is crucial to have an empathetic and experienced lawyer to whom you can turn in these trying circumstances.

At QA Law, our team of lawyers has been handling personal injury claims in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia for over 30 years. We have also represented insurers, providing us with valuable perspective on both sides of these cases. You can rely on the experience of the team of lawyers at QA Law to pursue your interests inside and outside of court. At all times our goal is to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and help you return to your life as it was before the accident in the shortest time possible. If your injuries are such that you cannot return to the same level of function as before the accident, we will work hard to ensure you receive an appropriate measure of compensation to provide the best possible care going forward and to seek an award of damages or settlement in an amount appropriate to replace your stream of income.

In every case, our goal is to minimize the stress of the insurance process and litigation process on you so you can focus on what is important to you: your health and your recovery.

How Did the Accident Happen — And Who Was at Fault?

Our roster of lawyers has extensive civil litigation experience and represents injury victims in personal injury cases involving:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bus accidents

These accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including negligent drivers, catastrophic tire failure, brake failure, steering failure and dangerous roadways. We have access to engineering experts and accident reconstruction experts who can help us determine why your accident happened and who is responsible. Even if you think you are at fault for an accident, you should seek legal advice and have the case investigated to determine whether another party is at fault for the accident.

Skilled Representation in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

We will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding your accident and seek all appropriate and lawful compensation for damages to which you are entitled. In determining the amount of damages, we will work with professional experts, including medical professionals, accountants and economists.

To learn more about our expertise on these matters or to speak to a lawyer with experience in Vancouver auto accident claims, contact our firm today.


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Phone: 604-601-3809
Fax: Fax: 604-687-3741

Paralegal for: Jonathan Corbett 

Rachel Kowalenko

Rachel has been with Quinlan Abrioux since January 2004. She began working as a legal secretary/legal administrative assistant in 1996 and obtained her paralegal certificate in 2007. She has been working as a paralegal since 2007 and has considerable experience in personal injury and insurance defence litigation.

Phone: 604-601-3808
Fax: 604-687-3741

Paralegal: Rachel Kowalenko
Legal Assistant: Sonja Horstmann 

Jonathan Corbett

Lawyer, Partner

Jonathan has practised in Vancouver since being called to the Bar in 1999 and joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2010. His practice has focused primarily on the defence of professionals in negligence actions. He also has significant experience acting for parties in personal injury claims.

Jonathan has conducted trials at the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Canada. He has appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal as co-counsel. He appears regularly in Supreme Court Chambers and has experience representing clients at mediations. Jonathan has presented regularly for the Professional Legal Training Course and for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. 


Phone: 604-601-3718
Fax: 604-687-3741

Legal Assistant: Kathleen Kadey

Dennis Quinlan, K.C.


Called to the Bar: 1980
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1979
B.Comm, University of British Columbia, 1975

Dennis was a founding member QA Law in 1998. Throughout his career, he has practised exclusively in the area of civil litigation, specializing in professional liability, personal injury, insurance and commercial matters. He has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia including the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal and has acted as counsel in many complex mediations and arbitrations. Dennis has been a regular lecturer at continuing legal education courses involving a wide range of topics and is a past contributing author for the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practise Manual.

In 2013 Dennis was appointed Queens Counsel and in 2015 was the recipient of the Lee Samis Award from the Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Recently Dennis has decided to shift his focus to expanding his mediation and arbitration practise as mediator and arbitrator, having taken preparatory courses through Pepperdine University, Continuing Legal Education of BC and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. The emphasis of his practise is insurance, personal injury and commercial disputes. Dennis is a member of the ADR Institute of BC civil roster of mediators.

Dennis remains at QA Law in the role of Associate Counsel. Outside of his working life, he can be found running slowly around the Stanley Park seawall, riding his bike out to Richmond, cross country skiing at Callaghan Valley and seeking the perfect golf swing at the driving range.