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    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.



    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 Calgary personal injury lawyers’ 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 a car 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.


    Other Cases

    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. 



    The opposing insurance adjuster is going to do everything in his or her power to try to prove that you failed to meet a requirement for coverage. They may also try to claim you don’t actually need the treatments your doctors say you need. They don’t care who pays for your expenses, as long as it’s not them.

    The worst thing you can do is to try to deal with the at fault party’s insurance company adjusters on your own. Adjusters will pretend to be your friend while looking for every reason they can find to deny your claim. You’ll need the help of an experienced Calgary Personal Injury Lawyer if you’re going to:

    • Repair your vehicle.
    • Get coverage for medical expenses Medicare won’t cover.
    • Get coverage for long-term rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, or massage.
    • Get money to pay for dental bills.
    • Get money for psychological or psychiatric counselling.
    • Replace your lost wages and properly claim your lost future earnings and loss of earning capacity.

    You’ll need tough lawyers to make them live up to their obligations. The best personal injury lawyers in Calgary have years of experience handling these issues for the injured. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your rights.


    The actions you take directly after your accident will make a huge difference in whether or not you get the compensation you deserve.

    First, make sure you gather as much evidence and information at the scene of the accident is possible. Get the name and insurance policy of the other driver (here in Alberta they’ll have a private policy). Get photographs. Get a copy of the police report.

    Avoid saying things like, “I’m sorry,” or “I’m okay.”

    Take any medical aid you’re offered, even if you’re not sure you need it. Refusing medical care provides the insurance company for the at fault driver with lots of ammunition to deny your claim.


    As soon as you are medically able to do so, call a Calgary personal injury lawyer such as the lawyers at Merchant Law. We don’t just fight for you in court. We also:

    • File your claim for you.
    • Protect you from making honest mistakes which could result in claims denial. 
    • Appeal denied claims.
    • Negotiate the best possible settlement with the insurance company who are legally required to pay your claim.
    • Litigate your claim if necessary, which means we will take it to Trial if we have to.
    • Help you to deal with your own insurance company.

    In short, we’re the expert allies you’ll need to get your claim paid in full. The best personal injury lawyers in Calgary need to do all of these things. Choose your lawyer carefully!

    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:

    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.



    We’re known as some of Canada’s toughest litigators and we’re a team with a proven track record for getting results. If you want more money than you could get on your own or with a less experienced lawyer.

    Call 403-225-7777 today.

    Keep in mind you have just two years to file your personal injury claim.


    Our office is located at: MERCHANT LAW BUILDING, 2710 17th Ave SE, Suite 400 Calgary, AB T2A 0P6 Canada

    Please note: The information provided on this website is Not Legal Advice. The information may or may not be accurate. The information is for discussion purposes only. Reliance upon any information provided would not be grounds to advance a claim against Merchant Law for providing any advice. In order to get a formal legal opinion upon which you may rely about any specific fact scenario, you would have to first retain the services of a lawyer and request a formal legal opinion.