November 2, 2016
When you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident or by negligence on the part of a medical professional, preparing for a complex legal battle is probably one of the last things on your mind. Unfortunately, protecting your rights and ensuring that you are properly compensated for the costs of your injuries—medical bills, lost earnings, lost capabilities, pain and suffering—isn't always easy.
There are several factors that make personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Calgary complex and intensive legal affairs. The average Calgarian simply does not have the education or experience necessary to efficiently and effectively pursue their own personal injury claim. And even with the knowhow, finding the time while dealing with the fallout of your injuries—not to mention your responsibilities to your family and your career—is often impossible. This is why personal injury lawyers exist, and why partnering with an experienced Calgary personal injury lawyer can be vital to your case.
Calgary Personal Injury Cases are More Complex Than You Think.
First, personal injury laws in Calgary aren't always as simple as you might think. The principle of the law is relatively straightforward, insisting that someone who is injured due to someone else's negligence be made whole through financial compensation. Deciding what "whole" means requires a lot of expert legal and medical analysis, though, and establishing negligence can also require expert analysis by engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, and so on. While it would be nice if everyone could quickly recover everything they are owed after being seriously injured in Calgary, this is rarely the case.
Second, as if the complexities in proving negligence and the extent of your injuries wasn't bad enough, personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Calgary involve a defendant—and typically, a defendant's insurance company—that is eager to pay out as little as possible. So while you (and your legal team) are trying to prove the full extent of your injuries and show that the defendant was negligent, the defendant's legal team will be trying to show that your injuries aren't as severe, and possibly even that the defendant wasn't negligent and should not be held responsible for your injuries and the related expenses.
Trying to handle your own personal injury or medical malpractice case, without any legal experience or expertise, is often setting yourself up for failure. The insurance companies' lawyers work under Alberta's laws and in the Calgary courts every day. You want someone on your side with the same level of experience and a track record of success.
Contact A Passionate Calgary Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Here are Cuming & Gillespie, we don't represent insurance companies. As a plaintiff-only personal injury and medical malpractice law firm, we spend every hour of our working day fighting on behalf of Calgary citizens who have been injured by someone else's carelessness or recklessness. To get the passionate legal help you deserve, please contact our office to schedule an appointment today.
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