Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in Alberta
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can be complicated. Especially when they cause personal injury and compromise your quality of life. Pursuing financial compensation to help you overcome these challenges may be your only option, especially when you experience financial and other hardships as a direct result.
You should be aware that insurance companies do not act on your behalf, nor do they have a legal obligation to advise you as to what constitutes a fair claim. Without the assistance of experienced legal counsel, your efforts to be compensated will be futile. When you retain MD Law, our personal injury lawyer will take care of the legalities of your accident while you focus on getting your life back together.
Our experience with previous case law, provincial legislation, insurance regulations, the legal value of personal injuries, settlement timelines, investigation protocols, and other legal nuances, puts us in the driver's seat when it comes to negotiating a fair settlement with multi-million-dollar insurance companies on your behalf. No one should have to add to the stress of recovering from a motor vehicle accident by dealing with an insurance company as well. That’s our job.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
You may be entitled to a claim if you have been involved or injured in a motor vehicle accident as a victim of circumstances beyond your control in any of the following capacities:
- Motorcycle driver or passenger
- Automobile driver or passenger
How much compensation and how successful you will be in securing it will depend on whether you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. DIY efforts to secure fair compensation frequently result in misleading information and minimal payouts. However, our experienced lawyers have extensive knowledge of case law and exceptional negotiation skills to successfully settle motor vehicle accidents.
Steps to Take Immediately After a Motor Vehicle Accident
The actions you take immediately following a motor vehicle accident can have a crucial impact on the outcome of your case.
- Remove yourself and your passenger(s) to a safe place away from the accident scene and off the road (avoiding the potential for ensuing collisions)
- Call 911 for injuries that require immediate medical attention
- Report the accident to the police
- Do not admit partake in a conversation with the other party that would suggest fault or otherwise discuss the details of the incident
- Obtain the contact information of witnesses and passengers
- Obtain the insurance and contact information of the other party involved in the accident (also, take pictures of their insurance and registration information)
- Collect as many details about the accident as possible
- Photograph the accident scene (all sides of all vehicles; damage on the road; weather conditions; people on site; skid marks, any possible detail)
- Notify your insurance company as soon as possible
To help protect your rights and provide peace of mind, we recommend that you speak to a personal injury lawyer at MD Law as soon as possible after your accident.
What Should I Do Following My Accident?
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Make an appointment with your medical practitioner to evaluate and document potential injuries
- Contact MD Law before talking to any insurance agent
Uninsured Motorists and Hit-And-Run
In Alberta, motor vehicle accident victims who have been injured by uninsured or unknown drivers can claim damages up to $200,000 through the Motor Vehicle Accidents Claims Program. Your policy may also include provisions in this instance.
Navigating cases like these can be overwhelming without the advice of a personal injury lawyer.
If you have any questions, contact our offices for a brief consultation with our personal injury lawyers to learn more about your options for pursuing a claim.
Proving Fault in a Car Accident
It is essential to be able to prove that the other driver caused the accident to succeed with a third-party liability claim. A personal injury lawyer from MD Law Group in Alberta will work to assemble the evidence that proves that the other driver is liable.
In many cases, this means that we must establish that the other driver violated the law. As memory can fade over time, you must write down all the details of the car crash as soon as possible after it happened.
What compensation can I expect to receive?
The amount you may receive in a settlement varies based on the facts of your case. When valuing your case, we will examine all your injuries, bills, expenses, and losses, as well as any pain and long-term effects created by your injuries.
Some of the damages you may recover include:
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Damage to or loss of any personal effects in your vehicle
- Replacement cost of all children’s car seats
- Medical expenses, including rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
- Lost wages and future loss of wages/earning capacity
- Loss of housekeeping capacity
- Pain and suffering
You deserve to be compensated for all the ways that your life has been affected by the accident, and we will fight to get you the full amount that you are owed. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will review the facts of your case and let you know what we think you can expect to recover in a settlement.
How long will it take to receive my money?
The insurance company may contact you directly after your accident and try to get you to settle your case quickly. However, you mustn't accept any settlement offer until you have consulted with a personal injury lawyer and your doctor.
Your doctor’s assessment is an important factor in determining how much your injuries may affect you in the future, and a personal injury lawyer can make sure that you are getting fair compensation for your injuries. Your injury lawyer will want to have a clear determination of the outcome of your injuries before a settlement amount is reached. This process may take some time, but it is well worth it.
Once your injury claim is settled, it is not possible to re-open your claim. It is important to determine the full extent of the effects of your injury and how it may affect your earning capacity and enjoyment of life in the future before you settle your claim. This information will help ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
If you are involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you may be able to get compensation through the Motor Vehicle Accidents Claims Program. This program provides up to $200,000 in compensation for injuries or death caused by an uninsured driver.
To make a claim, you will need to provide evidence of the accident, as well as any medical reports or other documentation outlining the extent of your injuries. The claims process can be complex, so it is important to seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer before proceeding.
Hit and Run
If you're involved in a hit-and-run accident, or if you cannot identify the person who caused your accident, you may still be able to get compensation through your insurance policy. The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC) can provide up to $200,000 in coverage.
In addition, the Accident Benefits provision in your policy can help with medical costs and lost wages, regardless of who is at fault. This may include up to $50,000 in medical and rehabilitation expenses. Your policy may also cover damage to your vehicle under your Collision coverage.
Some Causes of Car Accidents
At MD Law Group, we have the experience to handle all types of motor vehicle collisions, including those caused by drunk driving, failure to obey traffic signals, distracted driving, and speeding. We understand the serious consequences that can result from careless driving, and we are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they need to recover. If you have been involved in a collision, call us today for a free consultation. We will fight for you.
Some Common Injuries in Car Accidents
No matter what type of claim or injury you are dealing with, we can help. We have experience handling all types of claims and injuries.
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Back pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Chronic pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cuts, contusions, and hematomas
- Driving anxiety
If you've been injured in an accident, don't try to go it alone. Let us put our experience to work for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.