It would be great if you could just focus on getting better when you’re injured. But accidents come with a host of financial concerns.
Paying medical bills. Paying routine bills while you’re out of work. Lost opportunities. Dealing with the pain and suffering you’ve been through.
When someone else’s negligence harms you, Merchant Law is there. Our talented team of Calgary personal injury lawyers will work hard to protect your rights.
Is it time to hire a personal injury lawyer?
You may not need a personal injury lawyer for a smaller injury. Payouts for strains, sprains, and whiplash injuries are capped at $5000 in Alberta. The insurance companies don’t balk at paying these claims as much as they balk at the larger ones.
If you sustain a fracture or worse you’ll want to call a personal injury lawyer. You should also call us if your injuries impact your ability to work or go to school.
Though larger injuries are capped as well, the insurance companies tend to offer amounts far smaller than the cap. Often, you may be entitled to other damages the insurance company won’t even want to consider. If nothing else, it pays to have a personal lawyer look over the settlement to determine whether it’s fair.
The best advice is not to speak to the third part insurance company at all if you can avoid it. Feel free to speak to your own insurance company though. Call Merchant Law and let one of our capable lawyers handle all interactions and communications with the third part insurance company adjusters.
Even if you think your case is “capped” give us a call. We take all injury cases and will offer a free no obligation consultation. In many cases where the individual thinks it is a “cap” case, even where the third party adjuster may have told you it is a cap case, a good lawyer on your side can prove that it should be considered outside of the cap. So you really owe it to yourself to consult a lawyer and not to speak any further with the third party insurance company.
All Alberta drivers must carry an active insurance policy. When someone is negligent and causes an accident, their insurance company is supposed to step in to pay the damages, including medical expenses.
But getting the money you need to meet these expenses is never as simple as speaking to an adjuster. The insurance company wants to get away with paying the smallest claim they can.
Accept the first cheque that’s offered without speaking to a personal injury lawyer, and you may find yourself having to make up the difference out of your own pocket.
Personal injury cases get tricky when motorcycles are involved. The injuries are usually life-altering. Prejudice against motorcyclists often means having to fight the insurance company twice as hard.
Our team is here to fight for justice when you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident. We pursue both personal injury claims and wrongful death claims.
Our personal injury team can help you any time you get injured by someone else’s negligence.
Did you slip and fall because someone failed to keep their property in good condition? Did you get injured by a faulty product? Are you the victim of medical malpractice? Were you injured while riding a public bus or train?
If so, you owe it to yourself to get help with your claim. As with car accidents, the insurance companies that cover these businesses want to pay the smallest possible claim. The settlement cheque they offer is unlikely to pay for all your damages.
Remember, there’s no charge to ask us about your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid. If you’re not sure you have a case, just call us and ask. We’ll tell you whether it’s advantageous to proceed.
And if it is, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got some of Canada’s toughest litigators on your side. And we have the track record to backup this claim: our personal injury team helped one large group of tort plaintiffs recover $2 billion, one of the largest class action settlements in Canadian history. In an individual example an individual plaintiff was awarded over $1M at trial and several cases have been settled in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. While most settlements are far more conservative, we’re adept at making sure the one you finally walk away with will be fair. Understand the process of valuing a claim is complex and requires an in-depth evaluation of your specific case. It is your lawyer’s job to ensure that you receive the highest money compensation possible according to the law. Experience matters.
We never work for insurance companies. This means you can trust us to keep your best interests at heart.
How Can a Calgary SE Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
Our Calgary SE injury lawyers team has got your back no matter what injury you sustained, particularly anything involving a motor vehicle or accident on a road or insured premises.
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck accidents
- Car accident victims of drunk drivers
- Hit and run accidents / Unidentified motorists
- Car accidents with bicyclists
- Car accidents with pedestrians
- Car accidents with skateboarders
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents caused by debris or city negligence
- Accidents caused by highway construction or negligence
- SUV and ATV rollovers
- Out of province / out of state / and ICBC claims
- Snowmobile / Skidoo accidents
Common Car Accident Injuries
Our personal injury team in our Calgary offices focus heavily on Calgary car accidents. Stats for each city are not provided but the Alberta government did report that in the year 2017 there were 17,467 fatal and injury accidents province wide. Since approximately a quarter of the population of the province resides in Calgary, it is estimated that a quarter of these serious accidents take place here every year.
These accidents on our Calgary roads impact the lives of the victims enormously, and until you find yourself suffering in pain and shock after a car accident it is hard to explain just how traumatic and life altering they unfortunately are. Our Calgary car accident team know only too well what these life-altering injuries are like. Many injuries are very serious and unfortunately some are completely catastrophic.
We will help you fight for appropriate compensation for all of your injuries both physical and non-physical. Some common physical injuries we frequently see and handle are:
- Traumatic brain injuries / Concussions
- Permanent disability
- Neck and back injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Nerve damage
- Herniated Discs
- Scars and disfigurement
- Joints and ligaments injury
- “Whiplash” or soft tissue injury
- Fatalities and Wrongful Death
In addition to the physical injuries and pain and suffering, there can be psychological injuries and economic losses like lost income from employment now and in the future, all of this needs to be addressed in any settlement. Psychological injuries, stress, fear, and even post traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) is common after a really bad auto accident. You don’t need to suffer silently. The law requires that the insurer of the driver responsible for ALL your damages must compensate you. Our lawyers will help you get the proper amount to which you are entitled following a Calgary car accident.
How to Get Help
Keep in mind you have just two years to file your personal injury claim.
Call 403-225-7777 today.
Our office is located at: MERCHANT LAW BUILDING, 2710 17th Ave SE, Suite 400 Calgary, AB T2A 0P6 Canada