Did you know that there are specific guides and rules on what to do during a car accident in Calgary? If you're unlucky enough to be injured in a car accident in Calgary, fear not. There are many questions on what to expect from a car accident claim in Calgary. Car accident injury claims are often framed as more stressful than the accident itself. Your claim should be part of the process. Here's what you need to be aware of as you go through the process of your claim.
Call the Police First
Regardless of the parties involved in a car accident, the people you call first are the police. While you need to be aware of all the facts surrounding your accident, having a police report can go the extra mile. The police will gather additional information on witnesses, damages, take photographs, and provide an objective overview of the situation.
Car Accident Claim in Calgary
In any accident, you have a right to fair representation and support. There are two reasons why you are entitled to auto injury compensation. Have you suffered a physical, mental, or emotional injury? If so, you're entitled to claim. If your injury was caused by the fault or negligence of someone else, then you're in the right place for support. Make sure you have all of the possible witness information you can, which is a key component of the claims process. However, you immediately need medical attention. Your health is key. Retaining photographs of the incident and any other evidence is part of the process. Make and keep copies of every piece of paperwork related to your claim. It also helps if you have the insurance information of the party at fault.
Court and Non-Court Claim Settlements
The majority of claims filed in Calgary and Alberta are settled out of court. This is a far swifter process than going to court, which can take as many as 3 or 4 years to go to trial. The best personal injury lawyers will try to settle out of court.
Prior to any claim proceeding to court, certain steps need to be accomplished under the Alberta Rules & Court. These steps include questioning and mediation to name a few.
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If you're unable to make it into our office, we can visit you at home or hospital. We also have evening & weekend appointments available to discuss your car accident claim in Calgary. You can call us for a free consultation. Our team at Stephen’s Holman Devraj is only paid when your claim is settled.