Accidents can happen at any time and any place. Whether it be from a slip and fall, car accident or other accident or injury, there are steps that you can take to get compensation.
What should I do in the event of an accident?
In the event of a car accident, trade insurance and contact information with the other driver. If the other driver was at fault, there are options to get you compensation whether or not that driver has vehicle insurance.. People who are injured while working at their job will be covered by the Worker’s Compensation Board. If you are driving as part of your job duties and are involved in an accident, there are certain cases where you can still pursue a claim – call us for a free consultation.
What are the steps you should take if you are injured?
The first thing you should do if you sustain a personal injury is to see a medical professional to assess the severity of your injuries. When you feel ready, seek out a personal injury lawyer to help you deal with insurance companies, paperwork, and accident benefits. An experienced personal injury lawyer can also help you get the right amount of compensation. Take pictures right after the injury occurs, if you can, of where it happened and the extent of your injuries for future documentation. This will help provide evidence for your case. It is a good idea to get the information of and statements from eye-witnesses if there are any present, to preserve a clear record of what happened and help your claim. A doctor’s opinion or report about your injuries is also an important part of documentation for your case, and we can help you get that information.
When should I seek legal representation?
You should seek legal representation as soon as you feel ready after you have seen your doctor. Only qualified medical professionals can tell how severe your injuries are and the long term effects it will have on your daily life. The severity of your injuries will affect your compensation amount.
How do I make an injury claim?
The City of Calgary and province of Alberta have very strict time limits on when you must file a claim. Please contact our office for a free consultation – we can give you an in-depth explanation of all the important deadlines that pertain to your case. It is important not to hesitate, as certain deadlines are very short.
Where can I find a personal injury lawyer?
A good personal injury lawyer will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Fortunately, you’re at the right place to find a great personal injury lawyer in Calgary.
Can I file a personal injury claim if I slip and fall on an icy sidewalk?
If you have a slip and fall accident on an icy sidewalk in Calgary you may have an action against a person, business, or the City itself. We can identify if there has been negligence, and if so, who is at fault. These are one of the more difficult cases to handle since they can be very hard to prove. Your best chance at success would be to hire an experienced lawyer to make your case.
In any case, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can so that you will get the compensation you deserve. Claims can take months or even years to complete, but it is important to know your rights and have them protected from the start. A personal injury lawyer will do the best they can to help you make a claim and get positive results.