Personal Injury Lawyers in Alberta
When you retain MD Law, you partner with someone who has your best interests in mind. Our injury lawyers will help you navigate the legal challenges in seeking compensation for your circumstances without jeopardizing your legal rights
Why you need a personal injury lawyer
There are often peripheral repercussions of your accident that you may not have considered dealing with until an experienced personal injury lawyer brings them to your attention. If unanticipated considerations go unaddressed, you’ll likely not get another chance to seek compensation in the future.
Advocating On Your Behalf
Dealing with an insurance company can be extremely challenging for anyone unfamiliar with the process. It’s not uncommon to receive misleading information or be offered minimal payouts. Their only priority is self-preservation.
Our personal injury lawyers are familiar with insurance methods and know how to work with them while they negotiate the best settlement that you are entitled to.
Gathering Evidence / Proving Liability
MD Law personal injury lawyers have the skillset for securing evidence that successfully demonstrates fault. This is a vital step in the investigative process that most clients don’t do well (if, at all), making it an asset in the process of establishing liability.
Legal Counsel vs DIY Representation
Several variables affect the trajectory of an accident. Regardless of personal principles and whether you ultimately retain a personal injury lawyer, it’s always a good idea to reach out to a reputable firm to learn where you stand, what your rights are, and what your legal options are.
Seeking legal counsel and financial compensation doesn’t make you a terrible person. And when you experience pain and suffering as the result of someone else’s negligence, you should be aware of your rights and understand that defending them isn’t a bad thing.
Neither is seeking compensation for expenses that include medical care, loss of work, general pain and suffering, or other unexpected challenges because of an accident. Should your circumstances dictate that you pursue legal action, and you choose to defend yourself, be sure to educate yourself on the multi-faceted procedures involved in filing suit as well as legislative regulations that govern settlement payments. The law is a complicated field and best navigated with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
What are the different types of injuries that a personal injury lawyer can help with?
A personal injury lawyer can help with many different types of injuries, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and more. If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages.
What is some common settlement offers that personal injury lawyers negotiate?
Personal injury lawyers will often negotiate settlements for their clients that cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. Every case is different, so the amount of money that is offered in a settlement will depend on the specific details of the accident and the injuries involved.
How do I know if an offer I receive from the insurance company is fair?
It is important to be aware that insurance companies will always try to offer you the lowest possible settlement to minimize their losses. This means that many settlements end up being significantly lower than what the victim deserves.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer before accepting any settlement offers. A lawyer will be able to assess the value of your claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation.
Don't be fooled by an insurance company's initial settlement offer - it is always in their best interests to lowball you. Protect yourself by speaking with a personal injury lawyer before accepting any offers.
What if I am not satisfied with the settlement offer?
If you are not happy with the settlement offer that is made by the insurance company, you can reject it and continue to negotiate. If you are still unable to reach an agreement, you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This is a decision that should be made with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
How is the value of my injury claim determined?
Many factors need to be considered when evaluating how much compensation a person is entitled to. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to fully examine and explain each of these factors as they pertain to your case. Most people are aware that compensation is dependent on the type and severity of the injury but there are many other complex considerations including loss of income, medical expenses, future care requirements, and many other long-term impacts on you and your family.
Your lawyer will also be able to advise you on the likely range of compensation that may be awarded in cases like yours. While no amount of money can undo the harm that has been caused, it is important to receive full and fair compensation so that you can move on with your life. Contact a personal injury lawyer today for more information.
How long does it take to settle a personal injury case?
The length of time it takes to settle a personal injury case depends on many factors, including the severity of the injuries, the insurance company's willingness to negotiate, the jurisdiction in which the accident occurred, and more. In general, it can take months or even years to settle a personal injury case.
Can I receive legal representation if I cannot pay legal fees upfront?
If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be facing job and wage loss, as well as unexpected financial and physical hardships. At MD Law Group, we want you to focus on recovery, not out-of-pocket legal expenses. We use contingency fees, which means that our fees are only paid if we are successful in settling or winning your case.
You can also benefit from a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Edmonton, during which you will receive legal advice about your case.
What are some common mistakes that people make after an accident?
One of the most common mistakes people make after an accident is not seeking medical attention right away. This can be a mistake because some injuries may not be immediately apparent and waiting to see a doctor could make the injuries worse.
It is also important to avoid giving any statements to the insurance company until you have spoken with a personal injury lawyer. The insurance company may try to use your statement against you to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out.
What do I do if I suffered a car accident injury?
If you or anyone involved in the accident have significant injuries, seek medical attention quickly and always call 911 for emergency medical care. Even if you do not need hospitalization, we recommend seeing a doctor for an examination as soon as possible; not all injuries or the seriousness of their impacts are immediately visible. Keep written reports from your doctors and health care professionals as these will be critical documentation should you seek a personal injury claim.
Document and photograph the details of the scene for your police report
If you've been involved in a car accident, it's important to collect as much evidence as possible at the scene. Don't rely on your memory after a stressful event; speak to witnesses and get their contact information. Note down details including lighting, road, and weather conditions. Photograph any injuries and property damage before leaving the scene if it's safe to do so. These details will be crucial when you file your police report and could be invaluable if you need to make a personal injury claim.
Exchange only facts and contact info with the other driver and insurance companies:
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. However, you should not engage in any discussion about the potential causes of the accident or who is at fault. This is because any statements you make could be used against you. Instead, you should report the accident to your insurance company and seek legal advice to protect yourself.
Stay off social media
As a personal injury claimant, you should be extremely prudent regarding your social media use. Unfortunately, even the most innocent posts, whether related to the car accident or not, can be used against you to compromise a personal injury claim.
Don’t allow a snapshot or comment in a moment to be used by an insurance company to undervalue the significance of your injury and its impacts. It is best to discuss social media use and its potential legal implications with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
How do I choose a personal injury lawyer?
When choosing a personal injury lawyer, it is important to find someone with experience in handling cases like yours. You should also look for someone willing to take your case on a contingency basis, which means they will only get paid if you win. Finally, you should make sure you are comfortable with the lawyer you choose and that you feel confident in their ability to represent you.
Can I represent myself in a personal injury case?
It is possible to represent yourself in a personal injury case, but it is not recommended. Personal injury cases can be complex, and insurance companies will often have teams of lawyers working against you. If you do not have experience in this area of law, it is best to leave the negotiation and litigation to a professional.
There is no obligation to use our services after the consultation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.