A crash in Calgary’s downtown core that left a man in life-threatening condition illustrates the significant dangers of motor vehicle accidents, even those that take place in seemingly nice weather and in good driving conditions.
Shortly after 11:30 A.M on January 17, a truck and car collided in the intersection of 9th Avenue and 2nd Street S.W, just two blocks from our offices. The car rolled onto its roof. Reports indicate that at least one person was rushed to Foothills Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Consider Filing a Claim
Serious injuries, including those caused by an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or other vehicle can permanently change someone’s life. Drivers and others who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident should consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer to obtain guidance and advice about what legal options may be available to them.
Regardless of which driver may be at fault for an accident, anyone can claim certain accident benefits including claiming for medical and treatment expenses as well as income replacement benefits. If another party is at fault for the accident, you can pursue a claim against them for additional economic losses and your pain and suffering.
Grounds for compensation can include:
- Wage loss (past and future);
- Loss of housekeeping capacity;
- Treatment costs for treatment not covered by provincial or other health plans;
- Damages for pain and suffering;
- Damages for loss of amenities of life;
- Damages for wrongful death.
The amount you may be able to recover will depend on many different factors including how severe your injuries are, how they will impact you long-term (physically, mentally, and financially), the amount of your medical expenses, and the amount of any other expenses related to your injury.
A personal injury lawyer can help you figure out what benefits and other compensation you may be eligible for, will help you navigate the insurance and legal systems, and will help you pursue maximum compensation.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we work tirelessly to help injured people. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident we can help. When you hire us, you can rest assured that you are getting the best and most effective representation possible. Our Calgary personal lawyers have a proven track record of obtaining significant compensation for each our clients to help them continue with their recovery. With a quarter century of experience, our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skills to get you the compensation you deserve. You can reach us at 403-571-0555.