You've been involved in a motor vehicle collision. What next?
You’re in pain. And whether you were driving, riding or walking, the sooner you consult a lawyer, the more they can do for you.
Types of motor vehicle accidents
Vehicle vs. vehicle. The goal in these situations is to determine responsibility, assess damages and set compensation accordingly. In multi-vehicle accidents, you may collect from more than one party.
Vehicle vs. pedestrian. We’ll investigate the event, negotiate with your insurance company to get the full amount you’re owed and fight for compensation from the liable party to help with your trauma.
Vehicle vs. structure or debris. If you were involved in a single-vehicle collision by crashing while avoiding debris, crashing into a ditch or colliding with a structure such as a post or median, it may not seem like you have a personal injury case. We’ll find out who was responsible and whether your accident was due to their negligence.
Strengthening your case
Be active on the scene. We recommend collecting as much information at the scene of the collision as possible, including photos or video and contact information of any witnesses. Dash cam footage can also be valuable to an investigation. Gather evidence and testimonies while they’re fresh to make your case as strong as possible.
Meet with us. Don’t admit fault or talk about potential legal settlements with anyone. Once we’ve heard your story, we can discuss your circumstances and legal options to determine the best path forward.
File a claim quickly. In Alberta, you generally have two years to file a claim after your injury occurs. Though it may seem like a big window, it closes quickly. In some circumstances, shorter deadlines may apply to your case. Contact us to see if one of these exceptions applies to you.
Get the right advice
If you have been injured or involved in an accident it's important to talk to us to make sure your rights and interests are protected. Discover and discuss your options today.