You should contact a personal injury lawyer any time someone else's negligence causes you to suffer a major injury. If you were taken away from the scene of the accident by an ambulance or had to take yourself to the ER, it's generally a good idea to call as soon as you are medically capable of doing so.
A fair settlement should cover all of your medical bills, including bills for medical equipment and future care needs. It should cover all of your lost wages. If you've lost the ability to make a living as the result of your accident then it should cover those expenses as well. Finally, it should offer an adequate amount for your pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is the most negotiable of these awards, which is one reason you tend to need a lawyer's help to secure a fair settlement.
92% of all personal injury cases settle out of court. The law as it applies to most cases is established. You'd only need to go if the insurance company is truly digging in its heels and refusing to offer a fair settlement, if there are serious disputes about the facts of your case, or if your case is unusual enough that there isn't a lot of precedent to cover it.
Most personal injury cases take twelve to eighteen months to fully resolve. The sooner you call us, the sooner you'll be able to deposit your compensation into your bank account.
Having the experience of over 2 decades in the Medicine Hat community, we have proven ourselves among the top personal injury lawyers. We play the empathetic, responsive, challenge-loving role to solve every issue in any personal injury cases and insurance cases. Your trust in us is our identity and trademark.