Good people can be driving carefully…and sometimes they still get into car accidents. When that happens it’s easy for these injured drivers to find themselves locked into a nightmare. They’ve been paying high insurance premiums all this time but find out that insurance companies are not at all interested in being fair to them.
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.
Insurance companies will look for any reason to deny or underpay a claim. They certainly will not help you to understand what the full value of an injury claim might be if it were taken to a Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench to decide the matter. And this is precisely what the best Edmonton injury lawyers strive to achieve for their clients. That’s why it’s a good idea to work with an expert injury lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need to compensate you properly for all of your pain, suffering and losses, replace your lost wages and account for lost future earnings but for the motor vehicle accident, and cover all medical costs not covered by your national health insurance plan, such as for physio, chiro, and massage.
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.
Don’t let this happen to you. You will no doubt be searching Google for the best Edmonton personal injury lawyers to assist you. Contact the personal injury team at Merchant Law’s Edmonton office and get help.
WHAT CAN THE BEST EDMONTON PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS DO?
If you’re not at fault for your accident, all of your required care should be covered, but the insurance companies won’t tell you this. These could include:
- Dental care due to trauma to the mouth, jaw, and teeth.
- Chiropractic care to correct spinal injuries and pain.
- Prescription care and costs of all medications
- Physical therapy costs
- Psychiatric or psychological counselling related to your car accident.
- Alternative therapy costs.
- Home support.
- Uninsured Motorist Protection (UMP) which covers you if the other driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your claim.
There can also be immediate payments for weekly wage loss payments up to a certain maximum in the policies.
Why do you need the best Edmonton personal injury lawyers fighting your case for you? You would be surprised to learn how often insurance adjusters outright deny good claims that would have been won with an established and experienced injury law firm fighting it. They may try to say you failed to prove that you met all your requirements for coverage, that someone else is actually responsible for paying the claim, or that you don’t actually need the benefits you’re claiming.
The best Edmonton injury lawyers get involved fully in the evidence. The best injury lawyers will know that not only must liability be properly established and proven, but also to build up the compensation claim, you have to go to the right doctors and medical specialists, and the right expert reports from doctors, dentists, surgeons, treatment providers, not to speak of economic reports to establish loss of past and future earnings, it all comes into play.
The experienced personal injury team here at Edmonton Merchant Law can help you with every aspect of your injury claim.
WHAT DO THE BEST EDMONTON PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS RECOMMEND CLIENTS SHOULD DO IF INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
When you get into a car or motorcycle accident in Edmonton you need to do two things right away to make it harder for the responsible insurance company to deny or underpay your claim.
First, seek medical care. Never say “I’m okay.” Some injuries take longer to present themselves. Second, call an Edmonton personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer can report your accident and file your claim for you, protecting you from the possibility of making mistakes which can prevent your claim from being paid. Your lawyer will also help you appeal denied claims or litigate the claim as necessary.
We can also help you identify other parties who may be responsible for compensating you for your injury. For example, if your accident was the result of a defective part in one of the vehicles then we would have cause to sue the vehicle manufacturer as well. There may be issues with the road which would mean the City might be enjoined in the law suit. The best Edmonton injury lawyers must leave no stone unturned to ensure the fullest and highest compensation is paid out to you, according to the law.
Sometimes there are more than two cars involved. These insurance companies may be reluctant to “pay up.” Our lawyers can help you navigate the complications of dealing with multiple insurance adjusters and can ensure all relevant insurance companies pay up in full as the law requires.
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
- 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) 474-7777 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.