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.
How Can a Red Deer Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
We take on every injury and motor vehicle case in and around Red Deer, AB, such as:
- 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
Provincial government statistics show that across Alberta there were unfortunately 17,467 fatal and injury accidents in the year 2017 which is the last year of available published records. The statistics for 2016 and 2015 were almost the same. As the population continues to grow, it is expected the number will continue to rise. Unfortunately Red Deer sees its fair share of these accidents on its roads and highways with shocking regularity.
Our Red Deer car accident lawyers help the victims of accidents to recover the compensation which they are appropriately entitled to receive. The negligent action of the other driver who is at fault for causing the accident carries insurance and the law requires that the victim be properly compensated for all physical, psychological, and economic losses that result.
Until you have been in an accident it can be hard to put yourself in that injured person’s shoes. Although some car accidents luckily result in only minor injury, there are far too many that result in very serious, life altering, and catastrophic injuries. The pain and suffering inflicted in these cases is immense. If you have been in a bad car accident call us so that we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and are entitled to receive by law.
Our lawyers have fought for our clients and routinely handle :
- 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
Non-physical injuries are also compensable by law. You may have severe emotional distress, nightmares, depression, which can all be linked to both the frightening accident which was not your fault as well as dealing with the physical injuries and pain they are causing. Some go so far as to be diagnosed with known psychological conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). We can help get you to the right experts for your physical and psychological suffering to achieve the utmost amount of compensation according to Alberta law.
Economic loss is also an important factor to consider. Such as losing time from work. For the more catastrophic injuries you may not be able to return to the same job and your future earnings capacity may also be imperilled. Economic experts can show loss of past and future income and income earning capacity. Let our capable and experienced Red Deer injury law team get to work on your case, we are ready to help you recover appropriate compensation for all of your suffering and losses after a car or motorcycle accident.
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.