We are fortunate to live in one of the safest cities in the world. Calgary’s low crime rate and strong sense of community makes it a great place to raise families and to live life free from the worries that plague many other metropolises around the globe. But that doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen, and it doesn’t mean that everyone always owns up to their responsibility when they’ve made a mistake.
Car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, and other accidents caused by someone else’s negligence happen in Calgary all the time. Safe and community-driven though our city may be, we’re all only human, and errors occur. When they do, the Calgary’s laws are supposed to ensure that those who are injured are fairly compensated for their injuries: for medical expenses, time away from work, lost earnings and a changed lifestyle due to reduced capabilities, and so on.
Unfortunately, those responsible for accidents—and even more so, the insurance companies typically responsible for proving compensation to injury victims following accidents—don’t always agree to the fair amount of compensation injury victims are owed. They may resist paying it, or drag out the payment and legal process, and will frequently try to get injury victims to settle for less than they are owed using a variety of tactics.
That’s where your trusted Calgary personal injury lawyer comes in.
Your Lawyer Knows the Law and the Calgary Courts
Insurance companies may try to intimidate you by saying their first offer is the best you’ll get. They may tell you it’s in your best interests to settle quickly, and they may try to discourage you from partnering with an experienced Calgary personal injury lawyer. They do this for one very simple reason: the less money they pay you, the more money they get to keep.
They aren’t concerned about your medical bills or your lost wages. They don’t care that you may suffer lifelong debilitating effects and chronic pain as a result of your injuries. They may not even care what the law says is fair compensation. If they can get you to agree to settle for less, the law says they can. Without someone working on your behalf—someone who knows Calgary’s personal injury laws and knows how to handle the insurance company’s claims and tactics—the ordeal can quickly become overwhelming.
When you partner with a Calgary personal injury lawyer, you won’t have to deal with the insurance company at all. You won’t have to worry about necessary paperwork and court filings. You can focus on recovering from your injuries, enjoying your family and restoring your health, and living your life, while taking advantage of the education, experience, and knowledge a legal professional provides.
Accidents are bad enough. Don’t try to face the aftermath alone.
Contact a Calgary Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, you deserve professional legal help. For a free initial consultation with one of Calgary’s most dedicated personal injury lawyers, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.Return to Blog