Solid advice based on extensive personal injury experience
Okanagan Personal Injury was founded by Patrick Spinks, a personal injury lawyer who remains the principal contact on every file.
After articling and working in a prominent Vancouver law firm assisting with medical-negligence cases, insurance law and commercial litigation, Patrick relocated to the Okanagan with his family.
Since March 2009, Patrick has focused exclusively on personal injury litigation. For almost eight years, Patrick was in-house counsel for ICBC, defending hundreds of personal injury cases, from so-called 'minor injury' cases to brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries resulting in seven figure settlements.
Okanagan Personal Injury has a database of doctors, physiotherapists and other treatment providers who get results for specific injuries. Getting the right diagnosis
and treatment in a timely manner helps injured people maximize their
recovery. This is part of the service that Okanagan Personal Injury offers to its clients.
Our experience in gathering the necessary medical and wage loss
evidence and realistically assessing the likely outcome at trial is an invaluable skill set that we offer to clients. Having handled hundreds of cases through to settlement, including mediations, and trials in both Provincial Court and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Patrick is an experienced litigator offering effective advocacy on behalf his clients.
Knowing what evidence is required, and how to preserve and present that evidence helps ensure our clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
While studying Law, Patrick earned a Masters of Business Administration,
which assists him in understanding, investigating and documenting
complicated wage loss claims advanced by business owners.
When not working, Patrick is a busy father of four, but takes time to give
back in the local community. He has served as a past board member and
volunteer with Inn from the Cold Kelowna, and presently volunteers with
Scouts Canada and serves as a board member with the Bridge Youth and