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Consult with Our Car Accident Lawyer in Calgary 

A car accident can create panic and make it hard to think clearly. As a result, an accident victim may be confused or unsure about what should be done next. In some cases, people take the wrong steps, leading to a loss of opportunity to get compensation for damages and injuries.

At Stephen Holman Devraj, we aim to present your case honestly. Our team of lawyers is well-versed in accident injury law and can provide legal advice in case of an accident resulting in injuries or damages. They will help you navigate through the legal system and will endeavour to get you the best possible compensation. With around 47 years of personal injury law experience, we work with the motive to provide the best possible legal advice. Our vast experience helps us to understand the requirements of our clients and help them get the best compensation possible.

If you’ve been injured in a no-fault car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident, you owe it to yourself to protect your rights and get legal representation. Whether your claim qualifies as a CAP Claim or your injuries are more severe, we aim to help you in every way possible. Feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation for car accident lawyers in Calgary.

When Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer in Calgary?

If you experience discomfort due to an accident that is not your fault, you must contact a car injury lawyer in Calgary.  It may come as a surprise, but not all car and vehicle accident cases are accepted.  Whether the damage to your vehicle is small (a few scrapes on the bumper), the collision was low-speed, or your pain level is minimal, you are still entitled to compensation.
 

In some situations, seeking the assistance of a car accident lawyer becomes imperative.

 

  • Serious injuries and medical expenses: If you've sustained serious injuries in a car accident, it's crucial to consult a car accident lawyer in Calgary. Professionals can help you navigate the complex process of seeking compensation.
     

  • Determining liability: Establishing who is at fault in a car accident is not always straightforward. A skilled car accident lawyer can help investigate the incident, gather evidence, and work with experts if needed to determine liability.
     

  • Insurance disputes: Dealing with insurance companies can be a difficult task, and sometimes, they may try to offer settlements that do not adequately cover your losses. 
     

  • Lost wages and earnings: Suppose your injuries have led to time off work or have affected your ability to earn a living in the future. In that case, a car accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for lost wages and potential future earnings.
     

  • Wrongful death claims: In the unfortunate event of a loved one losing their life in a car accident, the emotional toll can be immense. A car accident lawyer can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim and seeking compensation.

 

If the accident was more severe, causing permanent discomfort or serious harm in a specific part of your body, or if the accident was lethal, you must contact a car accident lawyer immediately.

How Should You Handle the Situation?

At the scene:

 

  • Inform the police immediately to get your accident reported and recorded

  • Call for immediate medical attention

 

Take Note of or Ask Someone to Collect the Following Information:

 

  • Name, phone number, and insurance information of the other party 

  • Name and contact information of the witnesses

  • Take pictures or ask someone to capture the accident scene and vehicle damage

  • Avoid making any agreements or admissions at the scene of the incident

 

After the Accident:

 

  • Get all major and minor injuries treated by a doctor

  • If available, collect copies of all the medical reports, prescriptions, and bills

 

What You Should Not Do:

 

  • Make any agreement or admission over the phone or in writing to an insurance company or any other entity

  • Agree to any accident settlement without consulting a professional to determine whether it is appropriate

  • Assume that you do not have a case until you have discussed it with a personal injury lawyer

  • Presume that proper legal representation is not affordable or feasible for you

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding car accident lawyers in Calgary.

 

What You Need to Know about Car Accident Insurance Claims in Calgary?

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, you may wonder what step to take first. A car accident lawyer can help you navigate the insurance claim process to ensure you get the support you need and the compensation you deserve. 

 

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Claim in Alberta?

The time it takes to settle a car accident claim varies depending on the nature and the extent and severity of the injuries you have sustained. Because each person is unique, you should only consider settling your claim if you have fully recovered from your injuries or have achieved maximum medical improvement.

 

Why do insurance companies frequently deny claims initially? 

An insurance company can deny your claim for many reasons. The denial may be their first step in the process, hoping you’ll accept their decision and move on with your life, saving the insurance company money.

 

If you’re ever denied a car accident insurance claim, don’t let it go without first having a car accident lawyer review it.

 

Should I Accept My First Compensation Offer?

After you’ve been injured in an accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may contact you with a settlement offer. Although it can be appealing to accept the fast payout, it’s in your best interest to wait until you fully understand the nature and scope of your injuries and the costs and losses associated with the accident. It’s best to have a car accident lawyer advocate on your behalf.

 

How Much Will a No-Fault Claim Raise My Insurance Premium?

No-fault insurance means that your insurance company pays for your costs and losses, regardless of who’s at fault for the accident. Alberta’s auto insurance system is a tort rather than a no-fault one. Damages are paid by the insurance company of the person at fault for the accident.

 

However, insurance companies in Alberta pay accident benefits, commonly called Section B, to anyone injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who’s at fault. If you receive benefits under Section B, it won’t affect your insurance premiums.

 

What Can I Claim after an Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident, there are many heads of damages you may be entitled to. To compensate for your physical and emotional injuries, you can seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of housekeeping capacity, loss of past and future income, cost of past and future care and a variety of other losses.

 

What Might Hurt My Car Accident Claim?

There are a few missteps you could take in those first critical moments after an accident that may undermine your claim. First, don’t assume you’re at fault and take responsibility. Don’t agree to pay for any damages, and don’t discuss or accept any form of cash settlement.

 

Above all, don’t agree just to let it go. At first, it may look like a harmless fender bender. However, you could be in shock and unaware of the extent of your injuries or the damage to your vehicle.

 

What’s the Minor Injury Regulation?

Alberta’s Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) sets a maximum limit on damages payable for minor injuries characterized as sprains, strains, or whiplash. In 2024, this limit is set at $6,061.

 

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Do I Have an Auto Injury Case?

You may be entitled to auto-injury compensation if the following applies to you: 

You suffered a physical, mental, or emotional injury

Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured. Get treatment for all the injuries, even the minor ones, and get them evaluated. If available, collect copies of any medical reports, treatment plans, etc.

The injury was caused by the fault or negligence of someone else

The accident was not your fault. Sometimes accidents happen because of another person’s fault, including a company, another motorist, or a third party.

How Can You Proceed?

If you believe that you have a claim to get compensation for your injuries incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you can move ahead with the following steps:

Obtain witness information
Get immediate medical attention

Retain photos and other evidence

Keep copies of medical records and injury information

Gather personal and insurance information of the other party

You Can Count on Us

Whether it’s a case of auto or personal injury, CAP claim, or wrongful death, our car accident lawyers will protect your interests. They will take the necessary steps to seek appropriate compensation on your behalf. Here is our commitment to you:

Fair representation
Negotiation
We get paid if you get paid

A Trusted Car Accident Lawyer in Calgary

To take all the guesswork out of your car accident claim, talk to a lawyer at Stephens Holman Devraj in Calgary. From navigating your insurance claim to suing for personal injuries, we’ll seek your best interests. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Our Legal Services

Car Accident

Accidents on the road can happen at any time. Injuries and damage to your vehicle are common side effects of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. We can help you explore your legal options if you have sustained injuries in an accident.

Personal Injury Law

If you slip, fall, or get bitten by an animal and you believe the cause of your injury to be a person or company's negligence, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Stephens Holman Devraj can offer you legal advice on the matter.

CAP Claims

If your injuries fall under the minor injury regulations, your claim might be capped at a regulated amount referred to as a CAP claim. However, some claims that appear to be CAP claims may fall outside this CAP. It is important to seek legal advice.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one and believe another party to be at fault, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. This allows certain family members to get compensation for their loss, and we at Stephens Holman Devraj can help you with your claim.

Long Term Disability Claims

Accidents can cause long-term disabilities and prevent you from going back to life as you knew it. In such scenarios, we aim to help you get your long-term disability benefits and the means for the best possible quality of life.

Notary Services

Our services include notarizing documents administering oaths, affirmations, and solemn declarations.

What to Do in an Accident

Panic can worsen the situation at the site of the accident. Try to stay calm, seek immediate medical attention, and retain information related to the accident so that it can help you get compensation and justice.

Injured in an Accident?

Our lawyers can represent your case and seek fair compensation for your pain and suffering.

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