Car accidents are stressful and can result in serious life changing injuries. Avoid costly mistakes and get the compensation you may be entitled to by speaking with an experienced auto injury attorney. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver, call our Edmonton car accident attorney. We are here to help you explore your options for compensation and give you support during this time.
Common Causes Of Edmonton Car Accidents
- Drunk Driving
- Disobeying Traffic Rules
- Driving While Tired
- Unsafe Road Conditions
- Vehicle Malfunction
If your car accident and subsequent injuries are a result of one of the reasons listed above, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses related to the accident. An experienced Edmonton car accident attorney from Tarrabain Law can assist you if you have been the victim of a distracted or negligent driver. Give us a call to speak with a car injury specialist and learn more about your rights.
How does the Personal Injury Claims process work
The process of dealing with adjusters and insurance companies is gruelling. Let us at Tarrabain Law assist you with telling your story. From the moment you retain us, we are here to uphold your rights. We ensure that the negligent party (careless or wrongful acts of another) provides fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained. We work with medical professionals and financial experts who ensure you are compensated for your damages. Alberta law allows for victims of wrongful acts to recover money for both physical and emotional injuries which result in both pecuniary and non-pecuniary (pain and suffering) losses. In other words, we assist with claims for such heads of damages as: General Damages, Loss of Income, Cost of Future care, Housekeeping claims and out of pocket expenses.
If you are injured as a result of an accident, you need experienced lawyers to assist you in the personal injury process. While no two accidents are the same, the process is the same. Tarrabain Law offers clients a different experience than the other big firms, where you are just a file number. At Tarrabain Law, while our team works on your claim, you will start and finish with the same lawyer. We treat you like family. Whether your injuries are caused as a result of a pedestrian, motorcycle, motor vehicle, bicycle accident, the practices and process are similar.
1. A party other than yourself is liable for the accident. That is, someone else is negligent and at fault for an accident that has caused you injuries, either by accident or intentional. You are the Plaintiff and the at fault party (parties) is the Defendant(s).
2. The Defendant has breached their duty that is owed to the Plaintiff in a given circumstance. For example, the Defendant failed to follow the rules of the road and caused an accident to occur.
3. The Plaintiff seeks damages as compensation for injuries caused by the Defendants negligent acts. Often times settlement is achieved by the Defendant out of court. If the Plaintiff is satisfied with the settlement offer and accepts than the case ends. If not, the Plaintiff files a civil law suit and litigation occurs and the claim proceeds. At any time during the litigation process, the Personal injury settlements can be achieved.
4. There are three (3) parts to a Plaintiff’s insurance claim. They are as follows:
Section A: Tort Claim
Tarrabain Law ensures that you, the Plaintiff, are worrying only about getting better, not about funding your personal injury claim. We work for you on a contingency basis, we get paid when you get paid. We facilitate paying for medical reports to substantiate your claim and collect the same at resolution of your claim. We make sure that you are part of the process, you decide how involved you want to be. We protect your interests from the onset and negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement. We leave no stone unturned.
Section B benefits are benefits afforded to any occupant of a motor vehicle that is involved in an accident. Although there is a different process for pedestrians and cyclists, Tarrabain Law will assist you in obtaining the benefits you are entitled to. We encourage our clients to deal with their Section B adjuster on their own Most insurance companies Section B benefits include the following:
Total Disability Replacement – If you are rendered by a medical practitioner to be totally disabled from your employment as a result of an accident, you are entitled to, as of November 1, 2021, $600.00 per week for a maximum 104 weeks.
Non-earning wage earner is entitled to $200.00 per week for a maximum 104 weeks.
Up to $50,000.00 of medical expenses.
Your automotive, whether it be a motorcycle, bicycle or sports car is damaged as a result of the Defendants negligence, you will no doubt want it repaired as it is your mode of transportation. Provided you have the eligible insurance coverage, if your vehicle is damaged your insurance company will provide payment for repairing your vehicle or in some circumstances, when your vehicle is rendered a total write-off, the insurance company will pay you out. You are entitled to seek the body shop or repair center you desire. Till your vehicle is repaired to your satisfaction, provided you have the relevant endorsement for your property coverage, you will be entitled to a rental vehicle.