When You Are Hurt In An Accident… Call!
Personal injuries are never pleasant. When the serious personal injury is caused due to the negligence of someone else, it is even less pleasant. If you are injured due to another person’s negligence, wrongful / willful actions, or failure to do certain things, then you need the help of a Calgary personal injury lawyer. For specific information on slip and fall injuries click here.
Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Protect Yourself after an Accident
Unless you have experience with the court system, you may compromise your claim unknowingly. How you record and keep information after an accident, they type of information that you keep, what you do and say, all play a role. While the insurance adjuster for a negligent party may seem like they are trying to help you, they are employees of that insurance company. They owe a duty to the insurance company.
There may also be several things that the insurance company should be paying you back for. It is not their responsibility to help you know them all. Hiring a personal injury lawyer makes sure that someone is look after your best interest.
What should you Do After A Car Accident
There are some things that are very important for you to do after a car accident or any other personal injury accident. There are important for your personal injury lawyer. Before you do anything, else make sure you (and your passengers) are safe to leave your vehicle. These things include:
- Get the contact information and names of all witnesses;
- Get the other drivers’ involved in the accident name, license plate information, and insurance information;
- Contact the police after a collision accident if appropriate;
- Take pictures of the accident and accident scene;
- Keep notes of your injuries; and
- Contact a personal injury lawyer.
Types of Personal Injury Claims a Calgary Lawyer can Help With
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Kahane Law office have helped clients for a variety of claims. We act for people involved in car accidents) or motor vehicle accidents) motor cycle accidents, slip and falls on wet floors or ice.
Types of Injuries that Our Law Firm Act For
Due to the changes in law, our personal injury lawyers can only represent people for serious injuries when we work on a contingency basis. You are free to retain our personal injury lawyers hourly for non-serious injuries. Serious personal injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Serious Soft Tissue Injuries (WAD III)
- TMJ (jaw) problems
- Spinal cord injuries
- Any permanent impairment
- Permanent disabilities
- Fatal accidents
- Wrongful deaths
Unless they are very serious, soft tissue injuries are capped by government legislation. It is not practical to hire a lawyer for these cases. We do remind people to ensure that they know the full extent of their personal injuries before deciding if it is worth pursuing. Never settle on an injury claim without knowing the full extent of your injuries.
Why You Should Contact a Calgary Personal Injury Law Firm Immediately
In Alberta, you have two years from when you knew (or should have known) that you have a claim. If you miss this important date, you may be prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve. No personal injury lawyer will be able to help after this time. This two year period is known as a limitation period. There are also other limitation periods depending on where or how the accident happened. There may be exceptions for minor children who are in an accident. Some limitations are measured in months so make sure you call today! These limitation periods are set by the Alberta government by legislation. It is very important that you see your personal injury lawyer with enough prior time to make sure that they can protect your interests.
Legal Fees for Suing for Personal Injury Damages
In most situations, our Calgary based personal injury law firm will work on a contingency basis. This means that our fees will be paid out of the amount that we collect at the end of the file. You will not have to pay ongoing payments for the legal work that we do. Due to this structure, you will not need to give your personal injury lawyer a retainer (money) upfront.
What you can count on with Kahane Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Calgary
Our personal injury law firm has varied experience and offers exceptional service for assisting with your serious personal injury claim. Located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Call Kahane Law today to speak to one of our personal injury lawyers at 403-225-8810 or email us directly here.