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Your Right to a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Calgary Accident: Part 1

Posted in: Blog // Written on behalf of Cuming & Gillespie
September 19, 2017

Have you been in an accident in Calgary? Learn about your right to an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident, our normally friendly city of Calgary can seem like a harsh and unforgiving place. You’re in pain, possibly unable to work or go about your normal day-to-day life, beset by aggressive insurance representatives trying to push you to accept a fraction of your medical bills as a full settlement. To top it all off, you’re often facing all of this with no one to explain what you need to do to protect your rights and get the compensation you need to make you and your family whole again.

Fortunately, you don’t have to face your injuries or any aspect of the aftermath of your accident on your own. Under Calgary law, anyone that has been injured in an accident—a car accident, a slip and fall incident, an injury caused by unsafe conditions at a Calgary place of business—has the right to consult with an experienced Calgary personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer can also represent you in discussions and negotiations with insurance companies and before opposing counsel, judges, and juries in the Calgary courts.

Finding a personal injury lawyer you trust and allowing them to represent you gives you the best possible chance to protect your rights and interests following an accident. Your right to a Calgary lawyer is the key to protecting all of your other rights in a personal injury case, and to advancing your case as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Don’t Let Calgary Insurance Companies Intimidate Your Rights Away

When you have already been the victim of a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t be victimized all over again by the responsible party’s insurance company. Yet all too often, this is exactly what happens. The harassment and intimidation that many in Calgary feel from insurance company representatives and lawyers has caused thousands of victims to sign their rights away over the years. Don’t let them do it to you!

Just like you have the right to a lawyer, you have the right to not be bothered by other lawyers. In fact, that’s one of the reasons you’re entitled to a personal injury lawyer of your own! When you have a legal representative, all you have to do the next time you’re contacted by an insurance company representative is say, “call my lawyer”. Tell them you don’t want to be directly contacted again, and under the law they’re required to stop bothering you and to work with your lawyer as Calgary law intends.

Contact an Experienced Calgary Personal Injury Lawyer Today

These are just the beginnings of your rights when you’ve been injured in an accident here in Calgary. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this article to learn more, or for answers to specific questions regarding your unique Calgary personal injury case, please contact our law offices today for a free initial consultation.

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