If you’re new to Canada or Alberta, you might be surprised to know that Albertan accident injury law is not only different from other provinces but also more complex. Filing a personal injury claim in Alberta can be somewhat overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the legalities. Read on to learn more about settling a personal injury claim in Alberta.
What is A Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury is the legal term used to describe the physical and/or psychological damage that a person experiences due to an accident which was not their fault. People who are victims of motor vehicle accidents have the right to claim compensation for the physical and/or psychological injuries sustained as a result of the accident.
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Without A Lawyer?
The answer is yes. But the real question is, should you file a personal injury claim without a lawyer? While you do have the legal right to file a claim on your own, you should not have to bear the legal responsibilities of battling for rightful compensation on your own. You should be taking the time after the accident to focus solely on your road to recovery and make sure that you and your loved ones are getting the support you need. Days after the accident are very stressful as you’re taking the time to recover both mentally and physically. Rather than carrying the pressure of representing yourself and filing for a personal injury claim on your own, why not hire a team of experienced personal injury lawyers that can help lift a lot of work off your shoulders?
How Much Does Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At James H. Brown and Associates, speaking with a personal injury lawyer is free. You can schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation claim with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to discuss your claim, and they will gladly answer all your questions and concerns. During the initial call, our personal injury lawyers will help you determine the right course of action for you and your family.
We understand all the responsibilities and challenges one might face after a car accident, including financial challenges. If you decide you would like our firm to represent you, we do not get paid until you get paid. Our firm operates on a contingency bases where we incur all the costs of the file until a settlement is reached. Once we you have secured your rightful settlement, James H. Brown and Associates is paid a percentage of the settlement. When pursuing your claim, we are first and foremost focused on getting you the compensation you deserve. Our goal is to ensure that you receive every dollar you are entitled to.
How Long Will Settling My Claim Take?
The length of your settlement primarily depends on the severity of your injuries. For instance, if you are still in the process of diagnosing and treating your injuries, we would advise you not to settle your claim until you know the exact outcome of your injuries and how they may affect the rest of your life. By waiting for the final outcome, we will be able to determine the rightful compensation for your injuries with the help of expert opinions on timelines related to your injuries.
Our lawyers are often able to achieve settlements relatively quickly when representing victims that have received a medical report indicating their full recovery from their injuries. With victims still undergoing treatment and haven’t reached a long-term prognosis, getting a settlement can take longer. During your initial, no-obligation evaluation claim, our lawyers will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of how long your claim might take to settle.
How Much Money Will I Receive?
The amount of your final settlement will depend on many factors, including:
- Amount of pain and suffering
- Cost of care
- Past wage lost
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Future loss of housekeeping ability
- Future loss of earning ability
We retain experts such as vocational experts, economists, cost of care experts and occupational therapists to assess the value of your claim and determine your rightful compensation for your injuries.