Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident? The accident itself can be a traumatic event, but few people are prepared for everything the follows. The medical appointments. Days where it’s impossible to work. Sometimes, even, life-changing consequences.
Recovery starts with help from one of the dedicated personal injury lawyers at our Calgary-Bowness office. Our experienced lawyers know the system inside and out, which means they can get you the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Even a small commercial truck can cause major damage to any vehicle. And when the accident is with an 18-wheeler, the consequences are potentially devastating.
When you’re in a truck accident there is usually more than one responsible party. And this is a good thing, because the amount of money you’re going to need to recover and support yourself is typically a lot higher than it would be if you’d gotten into an accident with another passenger vehicle.
In some cases, we’re pursuing a wrongful death claim because a loved one got into an accident with a negligent trucker. This is especially important when the deceased loved one was the family breadwinner. The people who are left to pick up the pieces will need the recovery money to survive.
There are over 140,000 car accidents in Alberta every year. And chances are you’re going to be in at least one in your lifetime. The insurance industry estimates most vehicle owners will file a claim once every 17.9 years. If you’re lucky, your claim will be for a minor parking lot collision where nobody is hurt.
If you’re unlucky, you could be facing a car accident carrying lifelong consequences.
Everyone in Calgary-Bowness is required to carry $200,000 of liability insurance. You’d think this would be enough to make sure the victim of every car accident is covered, especially with the stiff criminal and civil penalties that go along with driving an uninsured vehicle.
In reality, these insurance companies are extremely adept at talking their way out of paying claims. Those who allow themselves to be taken in might take what seems like a big cheque, only to find they have residual issues from their car accident that last for many years beyond what that cheque can cover.
Don’t try to handle your car accident alone. Contact Merchant Law to make sure you’re fairly compensated for your injuries. Read more.
There are two reasons why you’ll want to make sure you have outstanding representation should you get into a motorcycle accident in Calgary-Bowness.
The first is bias against motorcycle riders. There is often an assumption that the rider, not the motorist in the bigger, more dangerous vehicle, is the reason for the accident. It takes an outstanding advocate to help prove the other driver was at least partially at fault.
The second reason is the results of a motorcycle accident are often so devastating. As a rider, you have less protection on the road than most. When you get into a collision with a motor vehicle you could be looking at months of painful recovery from potentially life-changing conditions. During your recovery you may not be able to work, and in some cases going back to the same job isn’t going to be an option for you ever again. Impacts can be far reaching.
The results of your personal injury case could be the only thing standing between you and both personal and financial disaster after your accident.
Turn to Merchant Law, some of Canada’s toughest litigators. Read more.
Getting Help from Merchant Law
We take all motor vehicle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t get paid unless and until you get paid. This means there’s absolutely no risk in calling for a free consultation.
Our personal injury team focuses exclusively on helping people just like you stand up to huge insurance companies and corporations who don’t care what happens to you. We do care, and we are here to make sure your rights get respected. We are a plaintiff’s law firm, which means we never represent insurance companies or any entity which is likely to become your opponent in a personal injury case.
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