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When to Get a Personal Injury Lawyer with James H. Brown and Associates

After a serious injury, it can be difficult for accident victims and their families to plan their next move. It’s important to protect everyone’s health, safety, and right to justice, but what does that actually mean? Should you reach out for legal advice right away, listen to the insurance company first, or wait and see what happens? Do you need an injury lawyer, or will you be able to reach a settlement on your own?

To help you make the right decision for you and your family, our Accident Injury Lawyer Quiz can help determine you whether you need an experienced injury lawyer on your side. In the meantime, read on to learn more about why you should call an injury lawyer after an injury, as well as how James H. Brown and Associates is ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

The Dangers of Settling On Your Own

As soon as the other party’s insurance company learns about your accident, their representatives will likely attempt to contact you, obtain a statement and settle as quickly as possible. To their credit, they likely will make it as easy as they can for you to settle on your own. But at what cost?

Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. Right or wrong, they have an obligation to their shareholders to maximize their profits. This means settling with accident victims as quickly and efficiently as possible, not to mentioning minimizing the amount they have to pay out in compensation. One all-too-common example, you can bet that an insurance company will try to leverage information from your statement find a reason to pay you less.

Depending on the severity of your injuries, your and your family’s livelihood could very well be at stake. Especially in Alberta, accident and insurance law are highly complicated; it’s almost impossible to negotiate a complete, fair settlement without professional expertise. Remember: you only get one opportunity to settle most accident claims. You and you family need legal counsel to ensure you secure compensation that provides for both your short and long-term needs.

This is where injury lawyers come in. While law firms are also for-profit businesses, they only make money when their clients secure complete settlements for their injuries. In the case of James H. Brown and Associates, we (literally!) don’t get paid unless your settlement is successful. As such, we have a responsibility to give the best legal advice possible to our clients, including helping navigate insurance settlements and securing compensation. In short, coming to a team of experienced attorneys is the best way to ensure you receive complete, fair compensation for your injuries.

Making the Call

All that said, when should you call an injury lawyer after an accident?

In short, as soon as possible!

Outside of your health and wellbeing, there is almost nothing more important than getting fair compensation for your injuries. That’s why it’s essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible after a serious injury. Contacting an injury lawyer early will allow them to thoroughly document your accident (and how it has affected you and your family) from the very beginning. When it comes to securing fair compensation for your injuries, every detail matters. Working with an injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you and your family receive complete, fair compensation for every aspect of your injuries.

Getting Results with James H. Brown and Associates

Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates have helped accident victims and their families with award-winning injury law services. Our experienced team of injury lawyers understand firsthand the toll a serious injury can take, and have a proven record of success navigating settlement claims for our clients.

With over 250 years of combined experience, James H. Brown and Associates has built an unrivalled reputation for results with accident claims, settlement negotiations, and full jury trials. We’ve successfully helped our clients recover some of the largest injury settlements ever achieved in Alberta while continually setting new precedents in Western Canadian injury law. We invite you to compare our record to any other law firm in Alberta today.

Read more about our results here.

*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

Ready to Start Today

Sound legal advice is the first step on the road to justice. At James H. Brown and Associates, we make it fast and easy to access the legal advice you need, starting today.

Unlike many of the other large law firms in Alberta, James H. Brown and Associates’ injury lawyers are ready to speak with you right away. No call centres, no intake teams, just the expert legal advice you and your family need.

Contact us today to speak with a lawyer and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with James H. Brown and Associates.