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Leading Calgary Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents happen every day and can result in serious personal injuries or even fatalities. Individuals who have been hurt in car accidents, including pedestrians or victims of hit and runs, as well as families of those who have been fatally injured have grounds to file a personal injury claim as a result of their injuries.

At Cuming & Gillespie, we represent those who have been injured or have lost loved ones in car accidents. We value the responsibility that comes with acting for these individuals and understand the importance of getting compensation to help rebuild their lives and provide the best quality of life possible.  We are known for being the best at what we do and have repeatedly been recognized as leaders in personal injury:

  • Best Lawyers in Canada Directory: Top listed in the areas of Personal Injury, Class Action and Medical Malpractice;
  • Global Law Experts Winner;
  • CorporateINTL Global Award Winner: Personal Injury Plaintiff Law Firm of the Year in Canada;
  • Top Choice Award: Top Injury Law Firm in Calgary; and
  • Personal Injury Plaintiff Law Firm of the Year – ACQ Law Awards.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Get if I have Been Injured?

If you have been hurt in a car accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The amount of compensation will vary depending on the severity of your injuries. In Alberta, legislation limits the amount of damages payable for minor injuries that resolve within approximately six months with treatment to $5,080 (as of 2018). However, serious injuries, such as chronic pain, psychological injuries, and TMJ injuries, do not fall under this cap and typically recover much more.

When you hire Cuming & Gillespie, you can rest assured that you are getting the best and most effective representation for your personal injury claim. Our exception team of Calgary personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of obtaining significant compensation for each our clients. In the past decade, we have been able to recover more than $175 million in damages for our injured clients. We have the knowledge, experience, and skills to get you maximum compensation you will need money you need to close a painful chapter of your life and focus on recovery and moving forward.

How Long Will My Claim Take? 

Every claim is unique and the amount of time it takes to resolve a claim also varies. What is common across all claims are the steps that need to be taken to prove personal injuries and establish a claim, and that starts with seeing a doctor as soon as possible to receive treatment and report of injuries.

Lawyers will ask for reports similar to the ones below in order to file a successful claim:

  • Medical records;
  • Physiotherapy and massage records;
  • Any X-rays or other diagnostic scans;
  • Police reports (to show there was in fact an accident); and
  • Collision report for the vehicle to see the extent of the damage.

Best Practices Following a Car Accident  

As soon as you are physically able to after your accident you should meet with an experienced lawyer. This is very important to do when details of the accident are still fresh and recalling them is much easier.

Your lawyer will help you gather all the evidence you need to make a claim, will alert you to any information you are missing, and may do some further investigations to help build you a strong case.

To start your claim, your personal injury lawyer will need:

  • Your full medical records, including records pre-dating your accident;
  • Any records of physiotherapy massage, or other treatments you obtained following the accident;
  • Any X-rays or other diagnostic scans you obtained following the accident;
  • Police reports (to show there was in fact an accident); and
  • Collision report for the vehicle to see the extent of the damage.

At Cuming & Gillespie, we care about your recovery and will work closely with you, your doctors, your therapists, and any other treating professionals to help ensure you maximize your recovery. We will take care of all aspects of your claim so that you can take care of yourself and focus on getting better.

We are proud to be the founding donors of the Foothills Hospital Brain Injury Patient Experience Program, working closely with the hospital to help injured patients. Our gift will be used to exponentially increase the positive experiences that patients have in a hospital setting. The program will additionally allow those have suffered brain or spinal injuries to focus on their rehabilitation while they are in the hospital, and help them to transition back into the community once they are discharged.

What Cuming & Gillespie Can Do for You  

At Cuming & Gillespie, we have more than 20 years of experience successfully representing injured clients in serious personal injury claims. Our proven track record backs up our reputation of being leaders in the area. We have recovered over $175 million for our injured clients in the last ten years alone. We want to see you recover from your injuries and move on from this chapter of your life. Call us at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book an appointment today for a free consultation.