Fighting to Put the Cap on Injury Compensation Caps.
Car accidents can cause considerable injuries and even fatalities. If you or one of your loved ones have suffered an injury in a car accident, you can claim fair compensation for the damage caused to you, with the help of an experienced car accident lawyer in Edmonton. The team at McCourt Law Offices helps ensure that victims of vehicle collisions and hit-and-run accidents obtain fair compensation due to them according to Alberta law.
You have a right to seek compensation for your injuries and talking with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can determine the amount you can realistically claim. McCourt Law Offices offers accident victims an initial consultation at no cost.
If your injuries are less serious and require less healing time, your claim may only take a matter of months. More serious injuries that involve long-term rehabilitation or permanent disability usually require more time to reach an appropriate settlement. In all cases, reaching a fair settlement is preferable to accepting a quick one. You pay no fee to McCourt Law Offices until you collect your cash compensation.
Our team helps you carry out a rational evaluation of the damage caused, by taking into account various factors such as the physical injury, loss of livelihood, disability, hindrance in performing daily tasks as well as the trauma brought about by the experience. We provide you with complete help and guidance to ascertain the damage caused to you. Our team also has several years of experience in providing valuable legal assistance on matters related to motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents.
At McCourt Law Offices, we help innocent passengers and drivers who are injured and not at fault, to prosecute personal injury claims against negligent motorists, regardless of whether the at-fault driver is insured, uninsured or even unidentified.
Common injuries suffered by those in motor vehicle collisions in the Edmonton area include:
Traumatic brain injuries
Jaw and facial injuries
Spinal cord damage
Internal bleeding and organ damage
Loss of limbs
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Soft tissue sprains and strains
No matter the severity of your injury, you may be owed compensation. Our team can help you determine exactly what you are owed and guide you in the process of claiming your settlement.
Certain claims for compensation in Alberta are capped pursuant to the Minor Injury Regulation. This provision is detrimental to car accident victims with injuries deemed “minor” as they are not able to claim the fair compensation that they deserve for the immediate and long terms effects of the accident.
In simple terms, a cap on the compensation claim means that there is a government-imposed limit to the monetary compensation that can be awarded to a car accident victim suffering from certain designated minor injuries. This has been the subject of much confusion as the definition of the term “minor injuries” is somewhat ambiguous.
With the legal aptitude of our car accident lawyers in Edmonton, combined with years of experience in helping car accident victims get maximum monetary relief, we can help you secure the accident damages compensation that you deserve.
The amount of an eventual settlement depends on the costs, losses and long-term effects on your life associated with your car accident injuries. In Edmonton, based on the law and an assessment of your needs, you may be entitled to benefits for items including:
Loss of income
Home care or nursing costs
Future care costs
Loss of homemaking capacity
Reduced earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Significant injuries suffered in an auto accident can often interfere with your ability to work or participate in daily activities, including bathing, dressing, preparing meals or basic mobility. You may then be entitled to compensation for services such as:
Case management services
Professional attendant care
Housekeeping and home maintenance
If you’re unsure about what you qualify for, our experienced team of car accident lawyers in Edmonton will be able to evaluate your situation and determine your potential settlement.
We offer assistance in understanding the complexities of motor vehicle accidents and personal injury law. We can also help you determine if your injuries such as strains, sprains and other soft tissue injuries fall under the Alberta government cap limiting damages for pain and suffering. We will review what an insurance adjuster has told you, but it is in your best interest to speak with your lawyer to plan how to proceed in a way that protects your physical, emotional and financial well-being. More than 95% of personal injury claims are settled outside of court, but our lawyers will be by your side in the courtroom if that is necessary to seek a positive outcome to your claim.
When you have been injured in a car accident in Edmonton, take these steps to receive the medical assistance you need and also cover yourself legally with the police and any insurance companies. If you are able, right after a vehicle collision or hit-and-run, you must notify the police. Also, notify your auto insurance company and the at-fault automobile insurer. Seek medical treatment immediately, keeping all documentation from the police, clinics, doctors, rehabilitation specialist and hospitals involved.
Before you accept any settlement, call to book a free consultation with the car accident lawyers at McCourt Law Offices in Edmonton. Over the years, we have been able to help thousands of clients get full and fair compensation. Our wide customer base across Edmonton is a testimony to our comprehensive services.