A common misconception, especially among those who have never been seriously injured in an accident, is that personal injury lawsuits are all about hitting the lottery: trying to turn a minor inconvenience into a major payday.

Anyone who has ever suffered brain trauma, a spinal injury, or some other significant injury that left them unable to enjoy their lives the way they used to, and who has then had to battle insurance companies in court just to get the money to pay their medical bills and replace their lost wages, can tell you that this simply isn’t the case.

Personal injury suits are about getting restored to the same health and life as someone experienced before the accident, insofar as is medically possible, without experiencing financial burdens as part of the recovery process.

That being said, there are people who have been legitimately injured who worry that getting better too quickly will hurt their case. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Failing to follow your doctor’s orders, or taking any other actions that risk a reinjury or the prolonging of your injuries, will only hurt your case. Neither judges, juries, nor personal injury lawyers like any injury victim who is being anything less than honest in their pursuit of getting as well as they can as fast as they can.

If you’ve been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, your job is simple: contact an experienced Calgary personal injury lawyer, let them handle the legal aspects of your case, and do your best to get better.