Most spinal cord injuries are severe, resulting in quadriplegia, paraplegia, and other major impairments. Often, receiving a spinal cord injury means your life will never be the same.
You’re looking at years of follow-up care that Medicare doesn’t cover. You might need counseling to adjust to your new life and capability. Your career prospects have changed, if you can work at all. It’s all overwhelming, and the potential expense is mind-boggling.
You shouldn’t have to pay these expenses alone. Someone else’s negligence hurt you. That person has a duty to compensate you for your injuries. They just won’t volunteer to do so, nor will they agree on what fair compensation looks like. You’ll need an experienced spinal injury lawyer to hold them accountable.
Spinal injury cases require special care.
If you’ve received a spinal injury then there’s a good chance you were in no shape to take helpful action after your accident.
You probably weren’t able to gather witness names or contact information. You didn’t get the chance to take pictures. In fact, you may not even be entirely sure what exactly happened.
You were either unconscious or in so much pain that all you could do was accept help from medical professionals. That means you are going to need to work with a lawyer who can help retrace steps and pinpoint the helpful witnesses who can help reconstruct the facts of the case.
You can bet your opposition will be taking advantage of your inability to help yourself. Don’t let them do it! As soon as you’re able your first call needs to be to a personal injury lawyer. Not your insurance company, not their insurance company, not to anyone else but to the lawyer of your choice.
You focus on healing. We’ll do the rest.
You’ll work with a dedicated lawyer who will deal with the insurance companies for you. You can send them to us, so you won’t have to worry about making a mistake while you’re distracted and in pain. We’ll file your claim for you.
We’ll then start gathering the evidence we need to prevail in the negotiation process, and will work hard to negotiate the highest settlement we can get. We’re also not afraid to go to court on your behalf. We’re known as some of Canada’s toughest litigators, and we’ve got a long track record of success.
We leave no stone unturned. We dig deep to find responsible parties, experts, and witnesses. We’ve also been around long enough to know every trick in the book. We can anticipate what the defendant’s moves will be and we know how to undermine them.
In a comparative negligence province like Alberta every one of these moves means putting several thousand dollars back in your pocket. The defendants will be trying to prove you’re at fault. If they can’t do that they’re going to try to increase the percentage of fault you’re assigned, which means they can decrease the amount they pay you.
Don’t let them get away with it.
Why Merchant Law?
Work with lawyers who have a long, successful track record of winning cases just like yours. We’re committed to getting the job done right, and have hundreds of clients across Canada who can attest to our efficacy.
We work on contingency, so you can get started risk-free.
Get a free consultation. Call 403.237.7777 or visit our office at:
3rd Floor – 4915 54 Street, Red Deer AB, T4N 2G7