There’s no such thing as a “minor” brain injury. Even a concussion can have lifelong consequences, like lifelong headaches. Some brain injuries are utterly life-altering.
They also come with huge bills, many of which Medicare won’t cover. Combine that with a likely loss of income from a reduced or eliminated capacity to work, and we’ve got a tough situation on your hands.
If your injury is the result of someone else’s negligent, Merchant Law is here to help. When you call Merchant Law, you’re putting yourself in touch with a seasoned group of lawyers with a long track record of helping clients just like you.
Help For the Complex Fight Ahead
Head injuries can happen if you hit your head in the car during the accident, whether you were wearing the seat belt or not. With motorcycle accidents, head and brain injuries are lamentably very common. The best Calgary NW injury lawyers handle motorcycle accidents and any case involving a head or brain injury a little bit differently from your run of the mill whiplash case.
Why are they different? Well the best Calgary NW injury lawyers know that there is so much more involved in a head injury case to prove to the fullest extent all of the life-altering harm that such an injury entails for the sufferer.
The insurance company likewise knows that these cases will require a larger payout and may even be at the Canadian maximum of $370,000 for non-pecuniary damages for pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life from the injuries. Couple that with lost earnings, lost future earning capacity, treatment into the future, sometimes lifelong need for care, you can easily have a claim of $1M or more.
The negligent party (through their insurance company) is likely to put up a long, hard legal fight to avoid paying anything more than the bare minimum required by any applicable insurance policies. This is especially true in a brain injury case, where the expenses tend to skyrocket.
One way they can avoid responsibility is by claiming the accident was your fault. That you were negligent. That you failed to mitigate your losses.
It can be difficult to refute those claims because there’s a good chance you were unconscious or dazed after the accident. This can be true even in a slip and fall case. It’s almost always true after an auto accident.
This means you might have said things, in your confusion, that hurt your case. You might not have gathered some of the information that might have been helpful. You might not have been in any shape to take photos.
It’s our job to refute claims of fault with expert testimony and hard evidence. We do so by investigating thoroughly, asking the tough questions, and leaving no stone unturned. We know personal injury law inside and out, so we know how to counteract the tricks the defence is likely to pull to wriggle out of paying what they owe.
Respectful Legal Counsel
Brain injuries can make it harder to communicate and harder to cope. Rest assured that you’ll find nothing but respect here at Merchant Law. We’ll sit with you for as long as it takes for you to tell us your story. We’ll keep you informed of developments in your case, and will stay available to answer your questions.
We are familiar with the challenges you’re facing, and we empathize. We want you to feel comfortable with us, and will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
We know you’re not doing this for selfish reasons. We know you’re doing this to secure your independence and to stay on your feet financially. We’re here to help.
Get Started Today
You don’t need any money in-hand. We work on contingency, which means we only get paid when you do. Most of your brain injury clients receive as much as ten times as much with our help as they ever would have gotten on their own, even after legal fees are accounted for.
Call (403) 225-7777 to schedule your no-obligation case review today. Our top notch lawyers will review the facts of your case and go over your next steps.