If you’ve been injured in an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be eligible to recover damages. Our team of personal injury lawyers can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and long term care. We can also help you get compensation for your pain and suffering.
With a personal injury lawyer from Merchant Law, you will never be alone as you face down negligent parties and their insurance companies. We help you get the support you deserve as you work to heal and rebuild your life.
What is the average payout for a personal injury in Alberta?
An “average payout” is almost a useless number. The payout you’re likely to receive depends on the specific facts of your case and the extent of your injuries.
You can claim the actual economic damages up to their actual value. That is, if you incurred $78,000 in medical bills, then you can claim $78,000. If you lost wages for 3 months as a result of the accident you can claim all three months of wages. If you can never work again there are ways to calculate your projected future earnings and those can be paid out as well. The future cost of care can also be calculated. You can also claim pain and suffering damages.
Keep in mind that Alberta is a comparative negligence province. This means you may be assigned a “percentage of fault.” Your award would then be reduced by that percentage. You need an excellent personal injury lawyer to help you ensure your percentage of fault is ultimately as low as possible.
Is my Alberta personal injury claim capped?
Pain and suffering is capped in Alberta. You can only receive up to $370,000. If you have soft tissue damages they’re capped at $5,098.
Economic damages are not capped. You can be compensated to the full extent of the expenses incurred as you grappled with the damage.
How do you know if you have a good personal injury case?
The strength of your personal injury case isn’t something you should make guesses about. Fortunately, you don’t have to. You can get a free consultation from Merchant Law.
We work on contingency, which means you don’t pay unless your case is successful. That means you don’t have to worry about coming up with a retainer or hourly fees. You don’t have to worry about anything except healing while we fight for you.
If the case isn’t strong enough to succeed, we’ll let you know that too.
Why Merchant Law?
We’re some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Alberta. Our decades in the trenches means we have what it takes to negotiate a highly successful settlement on your behalf, or fight the matter out in litigation.
Call (403) 237-7777 today to schedule your free consultation. We’ll answer all of your questions and will discuss your next steps.