Have you or someone you love recently been injured in a serious accident in Alberta? While prevention is key when it comes to avoiding car collisions, motorcycle accidents, recreational vehicle incidents and more, the reality is personal injuries usually occur when we least expect them. At James H. Brown and Associates, we know that the hours, days, and weeks following a serious incident can be extremely stressful, and it’s often hard to know how to proceed to protect your interests best. As Alberta’s top team of injury lawyers, we’re proud to offer the expertise that extends beyond just being an award-winning firm. We know that suffering a life-altering injury can be devastating, and without the right help, victims can often feel isolated and helpless when facing Alberta’s legal system.
For over 30 years, James H. Brown and Associates has been proud to partner with Albertans to ensure you have qualified and experienced representation following a serious incident. If you’ve recently been injured in a traumatic accident or as the result of someone’s negligence, our team is here to support you in taking your next steps toward recovering the finances you need to pursue recovery. Below, we’ll take a closer look at just a few of the reasons why it’s important to choose the right team to help you fight for your right to heal with peace of mind. Read on to learn more!
I’m Injured…What Now?
One of the most distressing aspects of being involved in an accident or collision is that there are many vital decisions to make in a short period of time, often with little clarity as to what is the right path forward. The truth is, every accident and every injury is different, and you deserve to move ahead knowing that you are able to keep your best interests in mind, not just settle with an insurance company to make things “go away”. It is, unfortunately, all too common for Albertans to delay treatment or see their doctor following an accident, which can result in key risk factors being missed and the danger of long-term injuries increasing. It is important to remember no matter how “minor” you may think your accident was, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Always seek medical attention immediately following an accident or sudden, violent impact. Doing so may help you on your road to recovery and allow you to protect those you love should your quality of life or earning potential be severely affected by your injuries. Speak to your physician as soon as possible, or in the event of more serious harm, proceed to your nearest emergency department immediately.
If you are unsure of how to tell if you (or your loved one) have been injured as the result of an accident or impact, the following are key indicators that you need to seek treatment ASAP:
- Dizziness and/or nausea*
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty speaking or forming coherent thoughts/sentences
- Memory loss
- Neck pain
- Abnormal pupil dilation
- Light or sound sensitivity
- Numbness in extremities
- Mood changes and/or difficulty with emotional regulation*
- Clear fluids draining from ears or nose*
- Long-lasting headaches*, and more
*indicates a high-risk symptom of a TBI. If you experience any of these or ANY other significant abnormalities, call 911 or go to the hospital immediately. Note that. Note that this list is by no means exhaustive, and accident victims should always err on the side of caution and seek medical attention for ailments of any and all severity.
Once you’ve seen your doctor, you must consider your next steps in protecting your current and long-term recovery. What many Albertans don’t know is that the cost of recovering from a motor vehicle, recreational vehicle (ATV, Snowmobile, etc.), or other significant accidents can be far greater than anticipated. The unfortunate reality is many vital forms of care like physiotherapy, wage recovery, and even retrofitting your home to be accessible following severe injuries are often only partially covered and at times, expected to be paid solely by victims. Even a simple fender bender can leave you and your family facing profound expenses and wondering how you’ll be able to afford the cost of recovery.
At James H. Brown and Associates, we believe that you should never be left to face this journey alone. Obtaining experienced legal representation is one of the best ways to protect yourself and secure an easier path forward to recovery. Our team is here to put your needs, as well as your health first and focus on building the strongest case possible for your benefit. If you’re unsure as to whether or not you need a lawyer moving forward, you can use our Accident Injury Lawyer Quiz to get further insight and book a no-cost consultation to get advice on the best steps to take next. No matter what you decide to do next, remember that it is always in your best interest to extensively document all medical, financial, mental and related challenges stemming from your accident. Doing so will equip you with vital information for treatment and give your lawyers (should you move forward with a case) important data to utilize in your defence.
James H. Brown and Associates: Always On Your Side
Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates has proudly offered Albertans access to award-winning injury lawyers that understand firsthand the toll a serious injury can take and that have a proven record of success navigating settlement claims for our clients. With over 250 years of combined experience behind our legal experts, we’re not afraid to fight for your health and won’t back down in the face of a trial. We’ve successfully helped our clients recover some of the largest injury settlements ever achieved in Albertan history and continuously set new precedents in Western Canadian injury law. We invite you to compare our record to any other law firm in Alberta today.
Contact us today to speak with a lawyer and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with James H. Brown and Associates. We believe that no one should have to face pain or the financial repercussions of recovery alone, and we’re always in your corner.