Lethbridge Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you might find yourself unable to work, suffering from painful injuries, having to deal with insurance companies, all while trying to get back to the quality of life you enjoyed before the accident. You did not ask for this stress, and you should not have to deal with it on your own. This is where our Lethbridge Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers might be able to step in to help.
Our Lethbridge Motor Vehicle Accident lawyers have spent over 45 years dealing with Alberta's insurance companies; they know how to make sure you get fair compensation following your accident. If you find yourself in this situation, book a consultation
with us to learn how we can help. Our consultations are free and if we can’t help you, we’ll help you find someone who can
Common Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents
Statistics show that vehicle improvements, legislation, and safety programs have significantly reduced the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents. Despite this, thousands of accidents still occur across Alberta every year.
According to a report of Alberta traffic collision statistics
, over 100,000 car accidents occurred in Alberta in 2021. Over 200 of these accidents were fatal, and almost 10% resulted in injuries. This means that an average of 27 people were injured in car accidents in Alberta every single day in 2021.
The type and severity of injuries vary greatly depending on the person and the circumstances surrounding the accident, but some of the more common injuries that are sustained by the victims of motor vehicle accidents include:
- Cuts and Scrapes
- Broken Ribs
- Internal Bleeding
- Slipped or Ruptured Discs
- Knee Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Severe Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Seat Belt Injuries
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- And more
In many cases, injuries associated with accidents may be unaidable. When accidents do occur, our motor vehicle accident lawyers may be able to help.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims with Which We Can Help
Despite best intentions and precautions, accidents can and do occur. We have extensive experience with most types of vehicle accidents, including:
- ATV Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dirt Bike Accidents
- E-bike and E-scooter Accidents
- Hit-and-run Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Snowmobile Accidents
- Taxi Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Rental Car Accidents
- And more
Our team has handled thousands of motor vehicle accident claims throughout Alberta. Let us put our experience to work for you and get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
If You Have Been in A Car Accident, Here's What You Should Do:
Health First: Get medical help immediately, even if you feel fine. Your doctor or other medical experts will check for injuries; internal injuries may not be obvious right away. They will document the examination and make reports, which could be important in strengthening your case.
Collect Information: You will need to obtain contact information and insurance details from the other driver. Take as many photos as possible, talk to and get contact information from any witnesses, and file a police report. If you were unable to gather the information at the accident scene, that's okay. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers may be able to help gather this information at a later date. However, the sooner you talk to one of our lawyers, the better, as it is easier to collect evidence and find witnesses soon after the accident.
Contact Your Insurance: Let your insurance company know about the accident as soon as you can. There are deadlines for reporting accidents (there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims) and missing them might mean losing out on benefits. Be careful talking to the other driver's insurance company – they might try to convince you to settle for less than you deserve. It may be in your best interests to talk to a personal injury lawyer first, to understand what compensation might be available, before you agree to anything the insurance company might offer.
Section B Benefits
In Alberta, if you have car insurance and you get into an accident, you can often get some additional compensation in the form of Section B Benefits
. This is available no matter who caused the accident, as long as you had valid insurance in Alberta. Basically, if you were in a car accident and were injured, you are entitled to some compensation to help pay for your medical treatments as well as expenses related to disability and death, if applicable.
Contact Our Lethbridge Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one require legal assistance or have questions regarding a motor vehicle accident claim, contact
our law firm today for a free consultation with our legal team.
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