If you are reading this page there is a good chance that either you or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident in Calgary NW or elsewhere in Alberta. You may not be entirely sure what the best path to take is both legally and medically speaking. You may even have the insurance companies already calling you, both your own and the one for the driver who caused the accident.
It is important that you get good legal representation as soon as possible or else you can easily do damage to your claim for compensation. Call to speak with one of our lawyers now. Our experienced team of Calgary NW car accident lawyers will ensure that you feel confident about your legal rights.
Our Calgary NW car accident lawyers dedicate themselves to helping those who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another driver on Calgary roads.
Accidents frequently happen in Calgary NW. For instance, some of our clients got hit by drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some got hit by drivers who are texting and driving. While others got hit by drivers who ran a red light or were speeding. Sometimes the other driver is just not paying attention or following too closely. At other times accidents are caused by poor road conditions such as loose gravel or pot holes.
The bottom line is that the driver responsible for the accident, for whatever the reason, was not paying careful or close enough attention. The other driver will 99% of the time have car insurance to pay the consequences for the driver’s negligence. If not you can still sue the province of Alberta to compensate you for your injuries and losses.
Alberta law allows those who have suffered injuries in a car accident to take legal action against the person responsible for causing their injuries to receive compensation. An experienced personal injury lawyer can maximize compensation for your pain and suffering, lost income, medical costs, and all other compensable losses.
Our experienced Calgary NW personal injury lawyers pride themselves on promptly returning all calls, e-mails, and text messages, and providing honest and zealous representation. Our lawyers offer free consultations seven days a week.
Know your rights
If you have suffered injuries due to a car accident either in Calgary NW or anywhere in Alberta we will help you to understand your rights and to ensure that you get the legal representation and compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers are hardworking and determined and have practised constantly in the field of personal injury law for decades, helping the injured get fair and appropriate compensation from insurance companies. And by the way, we only work for the injured; we never work for the insurance companies.
Let us help you with your case to get the fullest compensation allowed according to the law. If you are not at fault or even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you should be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life, lost income from work, disability, physical therapy, chiro or massage treatments and more.
How long do I have to start a claim after a car accident? When should I hire a lawyer?
There are strict time limits according to law by which notices of claims must be provided to insurers and to the courts. In Alberta it is generally two years from the date of the accident. But it is a mistake to delay commencing to take steps.
It is a mistake to think as many do, “Well I will just call a lawyer when it is closer to the two year time limit”, because your lawyer is going to help you build your case up. It is important to start immediately following the accident.
If you delay hiring a lawyer there is a good chance you will get considerably less money in your settlement. For instance, to get top compensation you need to start and continue with medical treatments. Otherwise the insurance company may successfully argue either that, ‘You were not very injured or else you would have started treatment,’ and secondly that ‘You failed to mitigate your loss,’ which basically means you suffered due to your own inaction. So the argument goes, ‘If you’d have got proper treatment, your pain would have gone away sooner and therefore you are sort of the author of your own misfortune or you are partially to blame for your own suffering.’ These arguments are valid and accepted by Alberta courts.
The doctors you see can have a major impact on the quality of your care and can help with the legal requirements necessary to achieve the maximum compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will help you find the doctors and other medical providers like physio, chiro, massage, who will best be able to advance both your physical recovery and legal claim to maximum compensation.
First your lawyer will help ensure there is a full and proper evaluation of what your injuries are and that nothing is being overlooked. Second, your lawyer will then be able to help ensure you get the treatment you ought to receive. We might send you to medical doctor specialists or other treatment providers like physiotherapy for example.
Don’t worry about the cost. We will handle everything for you. At the end of the successful claim the treatment costs will be reimbursed in the settlement over and above your compensation. We might be able to get your own insurance company to pay it through Section B entitlements or if not, our law firm will pay the costs for you, or have the treatment providers work on a pay later basis.
Ensuring you get all the necessary diagnoses and treatments will increase the value of your case enormously and perhaps more importantly it will serve to properly diagnose all of your injuries, some of which may be subtle, and help you improve and get better through treatment.
It is important also to preserve evidence including at the scene of the accident which can be lost over time, to conduct appropriate eyewitness interviews to preserve all the evidence. Our team handles all communication with the insurance company for the other driver. If you delay speaking to a lawyer, the witnesses may be hard to find later, telephone numbers change, people move away. The accident scene may be changed. So it is important to speak to a lawyer ASAP for these reasons also.
In summary, it is always important not to delay speaking with a qualified and experienced injury lawyer about your case. It is important to call as soon as possible and not to delay the issue of finding reliable legal representation you trust.
Should I talk to the insurance company?
We advise our clients that it is fine to speak to your own insurance company adjuster only. If you prefer we can handle that for you. But you should never speak to the insurance adjuster for the other vehicle.
And here’s why: You should always keep in mind that the insurance company adjuster for the other driver in the accident only wants to settle your claim for as little as possible. It is almost always a big mistake to attempt to negotiate with the insurance company adjuster without appropriate and experienced legal representation on your side.
In Alberta we have an adversarial legal system. This means that unless you have your own lawyer fighting for you from your corner, you will not have your legal rights and interests properly advanced.
Our Calgary NW car accident lawyers will carefully advance your rights and interests to the full extent of the law. Accidents can have long term and far reaching effects on your long terms health and enjoyment of life. Our team of lawyers will ensure a fair settlement is achieved with maximum compensation.
Although most cases settle, our team also takes cases to trial when necessary. The insurance companies therefore know that if a fair and just settlement cannot be negotiated, we have recourse to the courts. This serves to achieve greater settlements for all our clients. We fight on your behalf and you pay nothing unless we succeed.
Remember the insurance company adjuster is not on your side, they are only on the side of their shareholders as they try to settle claims for the least amount they can. While every case is different, it is typical for our lawyers to achieve results for our clients 4x and 5x higher than what an insurance company might initially be offering you.
How to choose the best Calgary NW car accident lawyers?
Be careful of any lawyer who tells you they are “the best Calgary NW Calgary car accident injury lawyer”. That statement would be impossible to justify. We are not going to boast or brag about our being the best Calgary injury lawyers. But we can tell you that we have a lot of experience so we know what to do when it comes to car accident injury cases and that we are also very determined and dedicated to fighting for our client’s highest compensation legally always!
We have experience litigating all kinds of cases including cases involving concussions, loss of consciousness, head or brain injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones and fractures, amputations, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, internal organ injuries, impalement, etc.
In the most extreme, we have also assisted in cases involving the death of the victim and other devastating injuries from catastrophic accidents which unfortunately do occur every year across Alberta and BC. Rest assured our team of lawyers will treat victims and their families with the utmost respect and compassion in what are very difficult and stressful times.
The best Calgary NW car accident injury lawyers will know all the insurance company tricks and how to head them off at the pass. This is really what separates the inexperienced lawyers from the very experienced. And this is really where the best Calgary NW car accident injury lawyers are going to prove their worth.
Our only aim is to advance your legal rights in order to achieve for you the highest amount of compensation possible according to the law. We will also ensure that the legal process is handled in the most stress free and worry free way possible for you.
Our Calgary NW car accident lawyers team represents clients in Calgary NW and all of its surrounding areas. You might be searching on google for the best car accident lawyer for any of the following: Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Airdrie, Okotoks, Cochrane, Chestermere, Brooks, Strathmore, High River, Canmore, Olds, Taber, Coaldale, Banff, Innisfail, Drumheller, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, or Redcliff.
We have office locations across Calgary as well as in Airdrie, Red Deer and Edmonton to better serve our clients. Our team has decades of injury law experience in helping victims of car accidents in Calgary NW and across Alberta and British Columbia.
Get in Touch
Call now for a free consultation at (403) 237-7777 without any obligation. One of our experienced Calgary NW Car Accident Lawyers will be happy to assist you. We work on a contingency basis, this means you will pay us nothing until we win the case.
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Or visit us in person at our Calgary NW office location: 1816 Crowchild Trail NW Suite 700 –1x, Calgary, AB. But please ensure to call for an appointment so that we don’t keep you waiting.