When you’re in a minor fender bender, a call to a personal injury lawyer may not be necessary. After a serious Calgary car accident, though, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, reduced productivity, and pain and suffering/reduced quality of life.

Here are three reasons you should call a Calgary personal injury lawyer if you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident.

1. Personal Injury Lawyers Have Knowledge and Experience That Can Help
The most important asset in any legal proceeding, whether it’s writing out a contract or ensuring you get the full compensation you’re entitled to under the law, is knowledge of the law and experience in applying it.

How many times have you been involved in a serious car accident? Chances are, this is your first (and we hope it will be your last). Not only are you contending with serious injuries, but you’ll also be faced with a lot of paperwork and legal documents that you’ve never seen before, not to mention the complex case law that can determine your rights and the extent of what you are owed for your injuries. Without a comprehensive knowledge of the law and experience dealing with insurance company lawyers, court officials, and others involved in a personal injury case, you’ll be at the mercy of those who do have this knowledge and experience.

When you call a dedicated plaintiff-only personal injury lawyer, you’ll have the experience and dedication you need on your side of the table.

2. Your Lawyer Can Negotiate With Car Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
As mentioned above, most serious injuries following Calgary car accidents will involve lawyers acting on behalf of the defendant’s insurance company. These legal professionals work for the insurance company, and their job is to secure the best possible outcome for their clients. In the case of an injury claim following a car accident, this means helping the insurance company pay out as little as possible, and trying to negotiate with these lawyers on your own can be a nightmare.

Partnering with a personal injury lawyer means you’ll never need to confront the insurance company lawyers or anyone else involved in the car accident on your own. Your lawyer’s job is to ensure that you get the best outcome possible, and a dedicated lawyer will keep fighting until that deal comes through.

3. Partnering with a Lawyer Lets You Focus on Healing
The more you have to deal with the financial and legal fallout of your Calgary car accident and the resulting injuries, the less you’ll be able to focus on getting well and helping those injuries heal. Partnering with an experienced personal injury lawyer is not only best for your legal case but for your personal-wellbeing as well. You need some time to focus on you and your family—let someone else handle the rest.

For a free consultation with a lawyer from Calgary’s premier personal injury law firm, contact the offices of Cuming & Gillespie LLP today.