If someone else’s negligence has caused you severe injuries, you’re entitled to compensation. Compensation is usually covered by the negligent party’s insurance policy. But getting the help you need is rarely as simple as filing a claim.
Often, these insurance companies will do everything in their power to pay as little as possible. They may even offer you a paltry settlement to keep you from pursuing a true personal injury claim. This means you and your family could be left without the money you need to recover.
Don’t let this happen to you. Contact the personal injury team at Merchant Law’s Edmonton office, and get help.
Most people will get into an auto accident at some point in their lives. Many will also make mistakes that keep them from getting the compensation they’re entitled to. They take token settlements from insurance companies and wind up paying the rest of their considerable expenses out-of-pocket.
Don’t take chances if you’ve been injured in an automobile accident. Get help from our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers.
Motorcycle accident cases are some of the toughest personal injury cases. The injuries are usually life-altering. Sometimes they’re fatal. Bias against motorcycle riders can make fighting for your rights seem like an uphill battle.
A driver or rider’s percentage of fault plays a big role in how much compensation a party is entitled to, and there will be plenty of people trying to claim you’re 100% at fault. Our team has helped riders defend their rights and get the money they need to recover.
Other Personal Injury Cases
There are dozens of ways other people’s negligence might hurt you. Some of the personal injury cases we’ve handled include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Professional malpractice
- Boating accidents
- Wrongful death
No matter how you get injured, we’re here to help. Companies accept certain liabilities as a price of doing business. They are covered by insurance companies who are responsible for paying damages. These insurance companies often offer a fraction of what you’re entitled to, and a fraction of what you’ll really need to recover.
Alberta law allows you to recover many types of damages. These include:
- Compensation to cover medical bills not covered by your health insurance benefits.
- Compensation to cover lost wages in the event the injury forces you to miss work.
- Compensation to cover loss of capacity or opportunity, when the injury leaves you unable to return to your former career.
- Costs for medications and medical supplies.
- Compensation for personal property which may have been lost or damaged.
- Compensation for your lack of housekeeping capacity, to help you cover professionals who can help.
- Compensation for the costs of care you’ll need in the future.
- Compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you are bringing a wrongful death suit you could be eligible for compensation meant to cover funeral expenses, compensation for loss of companionship, and some of the same forms of compensation offered in a standard personal injury claim.
Often, insurance companies will initially offer a cheque meant to cover only one loss: the immediate medical bills you’ll face. They rarely consider all the other types of compensation you may be entitled to.
Merchant Law will bring these claims back to their attention. We’ll help you negotiate a fair settlement, or we’ll take them to trial so a judge can hold them accountable. Either way, you get what you need to avoid paying all these expenses out of your own pocket.
How Can an Edmonton Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
We will take on just about every different kind of car, motorcycle, or other vehicle accident case. Our injury lawyers can help you with:
- 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 injuries
- 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 Edmonton car accident lawyers maintain a heavy focus on the Alberta car accident laws. Over a million people live in Edmonton, so it is home to a quarter of the total population of Alberta. Although individual statistics by city are not known, across Alberta there were 17,467 fatal and injury accidents in 2017.
The causes of so many serious accidents in Edmonton fall into a few categories that all amount to the same problem, drivers who cause accidents through careless or absent minded control of their vehicles. Car and motorbike accidents all too often inflict life-altering injuries upon Edmontonians ranging in severity. While some may be minor by comparison, many injuries suffered are serious or catastrophic.
Our Edmonton injury lawyers realize just how much such injuries alter the lives and happiness of those who have to suffer through the injuries. That’s why we help our clients fight for the utmost compensation after such an event to get fair and appropriate settlements from the responsible insurers. How can we help you? We handle all kinds of injury cases including:
- Traumatic brain injuries / Concussions
- Permanent disability
- Neck and back injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Scars and disfigurement
- Joints and ligaments injury
- “Whiplash” or soft tissue injury
- Fatalities and Wrongful Death
We will also help you get appropriately compensated for other injuries such as mental anguish, emotional upset or trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”), or other psychological injuries in addition to all physical pain and suffering. You are also entitled under Alberta law to recover any economic losses including loss of income and future earning capacity. If you have been involved in a car accident, we can help you.
Where to Get Help
If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t delay. Call (780) 474-4878 today.
You can also visit our located at:
9707 110 St NW, Suite 325
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9
We are just south of downtown Edmonton near the Legislature and Constable Ezio Faraone Park. We have free parking available.
Your initial consultation is absolutely free, and we work on contingency. You won’t have to worry about having to pay yet another bill. And we often help our clients get far more than they’d get alone, even after our fee is accounted for. Calling us is the risk-free way to protect yourself and your family from the devastating financial consequences of your accident.
Your personal injury lawyers job is to build up your case for compensation with appropriate and persuasive evidence to prove your losses. We will ensure you see the right experts to provide their reports to assist your case, and all of these out of pocket costs and expenses will be paid by your lawyers all the way along. When we win the case these costs must be repaid by the responsible insurance company in full so that you are not made to pay them. If we lose your case, Merchant Law will suffer the loss of these costs, you will not pay any money if your case loses. So you have no risk and owe it to yourself to advance your legal rights fully.
Going it alone, without a lawyer, will mean you will not be likely to prepare all the best evidence that a skilled and experienced Edmonton personal injury lawyer would know to be required to maximize your financial compensation settlement for your resultant injuries and losses suffered.