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What Happens if You Lose Your Calgary, Alberta Personal Injury Case?

While most personal injury cases come to some sort of successful conclusion, the truth is not all cases are going to be successful. What happens if yours doesn’t work out the way you’d like it to?

Here’s what you need to know.

You’ll be responsible for paying your own costs.

Your hospital bills and other associated costs will be your responsibility.

This does not necessarily mean you’ll be paying them all out of pocket. Your health insurance policy may pay some of it, for example, and your own insurance company may pay parts based on your policy coverage.

If you can’t pay these bills, bankruptcy may be an option.

You will not have to pay attorneys fees.

Our attorneys work on contingency. We don’t get paid unless you do, which means we’re highly motivated to win your case.

You do not have to worry about paying your lawyers if they fail to win your case.

You may have to pay legal fees and certain expenses.

When you start your personal injury case you’ll have a representation agreement drawn up. This will tell you if you will end up being responsible for any expenses associated with trying your case, such as expenses associated with hiring expert witnesses.

Some law offices do this, some don’t. Just be sure you ask, and understand what the terms of your agreement are.

Are there options after losing a personal injury case?

You do have the option to make an appeal. When you get an appeal, the courts are not considering new evidence. They are only considering how the law was applied in your specific case, and whether a mistake was made.

That means you’re going to have to have some sort of grounds to claim that this mistake happened. In some cases, an appeal won’t be possible.

Increase your chances of winning your personal injury case.

We don’t want to spend too much time thinking about what happens if you don’t win your case. We want to do everything we can to ensure that you do. That means choosing the right personal injury lawyer.

It also means involving a personal injury lawyer as early as you possibly can, since it is quite possible to lose your case simply by saying the wrong thing to the insurance adjuster.

Our team has over three decades of experience in this field. We’ve won numerous awards and have been published in numerous legal journals. We are known as some of Alberta’s toughest negotiators and savviest litigators.

In other words, working with us gives you an excellent chance of walking away with a successful personal injury settlement.

Ready to get started? Contact us to schedule a consultation today. We’ll evaluate your case, answer your questions, and walk you through what your next steps should be.

About Donald I.M. Outerbridge

Donald became the Executive Director of Merchant Law Group LLP starting in 1993, nearly 30 years ago. His experience managing law firms at various levels and in multiple provinces across Canada goes back even further to 1981.

Please note: The information provided on this website is Not Legal Advice. The information may or may not be accurate. The information is for discussion purposes only. Reliance upon any information provided would not be grounds to advance a claim against Merchant Law for providing any advice. In order to get a formal legal opinion upon which you may rely about any specific fact scenario, you would have to first retain the services of a lawyer and request a formal legal opinion.