Q. After suffering an injury in an accident, what should I do?
A. After suffering an injury in an accident, your well being is the most important thing. If you have not seen a doctor, seek medical treatment immediately. Once your injury has been treated, don’t wait to talk to a professional injury lawyer at the Calgary Car Accident Lawyer Group. They can put you on the right legal path and make sure key evidence is preserved. After talking to a dedicated personal injury lawyer in our group, it would be beneficial to:
- Jot down what you can remember about the accident and note the date, time, and location
- Take pictures of your injury
- Keep a detailed log of the expenses related to your injury
- Don’t talk to an insurance agent without consulting a proficient Calgary injury lawyer
Q. Do I really need a personal injury attorney?
A. Without the representation of a quality personal injury lawyer in Calgary, many victims recover the bare minimum or don’t recover any funds at all. Why risk your one opportunity to get help for medical bills, lost wages from not being able to work, impaired earning capacity, emotional distress, and physical pain? Let a dedicated personal injury attorney at the Calgary Car Accident Lawyer Group put their years of legal knowledge to work for you. Throughout the years, they have obtained significant settlements for clients’ injury expenses.
Q. I’ve heard hiring an attorney is expensive. How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
A. At the Calgary Car Accident Lawyer Group, the ethical personal injury attorneys only get paid when you do. After settling a case, they will take a percentage of the settlement they have recovered for you. The amount of money a caring Calgary personal injury lawyer in our group receives is agreed upon before a case is settled.
Q. How soon will I get my settlement award after my case has been resolved?
A. Our practice is to get actively involved in settlement discussions only once my clients have reached ‘maximum medical improvement’ (MMI). This will be when your treatment providers (and you) are satisfied that you are stable and will not benefit (improve) with further treatment or require further specialist intervention. In other words, you must be stable, and your treatment providers must be able to provide a medical ‘prognosis’ for your health/injuries into the future – typically health professionals will not be able to give a prognosis until you have reached MMI. Once you have reached MMI, I like to have clients wait another 3 months, just to be sure they are stable. My experience is that a three month buffer, allows clients to have another Season to go through and potentially do different activities that may or may not show up problems with their injuries.
We will assist you throughout the recovery process and ensure that you follow guidelines designed to ensure that you:
- get better
- protect your legal interests
- obtain a fair settlement
Q. How much does it cost to speak to an Car Accident Lawyer?
A. All of the skilled Calgary personal injury lawyers offer free case reviews. You are not obligated to retain their services, but should you move forward with filing a lawsuit, you will enter into a contingency fee arrangement. When you enter into a contingency fee arrangement, you and your lawyer will agree upon a fee before settling the case. Your personal injury attorney will only collect a fee if they win your case. Call 403-536-4002 to learn more about how you can recover lost wages and pain and suffering for your injury.