Every year James H. Brown and Associates represents numerous individuals who have suffered a tragic life-changing spinal cord injury. Our firm is a leader in spinal cord injury litigation having achieved the largest spinal cord injury settlement ever achieved in Alberta. Our primary goal is to make sure every one of these individuals recover sufficient funds to allow them to live an independent lifestyle and to provide for the type of personal care they will require over the balance of their lifetime. SCI claims almost always exceed $1 million and, since most drivers rarely carry more than $1 million liability insurance, we are almost always faced with the task of trying to find additional sources of funds to meet the needs of our clients.
Upon being retained we immediately send out expert accident reconstruction engineers and private investigators to determine the exact cause of the accident and whether there may be other parties whose actions may have contributed to the accident thus exposing them to potential liability for the damages suffered by our client. For example, if the at-fault driver had been over-served at a hotel or bar prior to the accident it could potentially expose the hotel or bar to liability for our client's injuries. If the design or maintenance of the roadway was faulty or not up to required specifications it could potentially expose a municipality or provincial government to liability for our client's injuries. If a defective vehicle was involved it could possibly expose a car manufacturer to liability for our client's injuries. Early accident reconstruction and investigation is absolutely critical in uncovering these additional defendants thus resulting in larger settlements for our clients.
When a person's future is at stake only one thing matters - recovering sufficient funds to provide for their lifelong needs. James H. Brown & Associates is very proud to have achieved Alberta's largest spinal cord injury settlement. When it comes to representing persons suffering a spinal cord injury our professional legal team is second to none.
James H. Brown & Associates is a major supporter of the Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCIA) [formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association]. In addition to funding the SCIA telephone help line James H. Brown & Associates sponsors the annual SCIA Red Carpet fundraising Gala. In both 2003 and 2009 James H. Brown & Associates received CPA's Corporate Leadership Award.
A serious spinal cord injury changed my life forever. Paralyzed and on life support in intensive care, my family knew I would need professional legal help immediately. After interviewing several lawyers, they chose James H. Brown & Associates who, in addition to providing for my family's needs while I was hospitalized, assisted me financially & emotionally throughout my rehabilitation. Due to the professional legal representation of James H. Brown & Associates my case was resolved sooner than I expected leaving me with sufficient funds to provide for my lifelong needs.