Medicine Hat Personal Injury Lawyer
The team at Medicine Hat Personal Injury Lawyer handles a wide variety of personal injury claims. We specialize in resolving catastrophic accident claims. These include:
- Car accident claims
- Truck accident claims
- Motorcycle accident claims
- Bus accident claims
- Pedestrian claims
- Cyclist claims
- Slip and fall cases
- Product liability cases
- Nursing home abuse cases
- Child care facility abuse and neglect cases
- Wrongful death cases
You have a personal injury claim whenever you suffer injury and loss as a result of someone else’s negligence, so long as they have a duty-of-care to you.
You can get compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning capacity
- Services such as housekeeping
In a wrongful death you can get compensation for your medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of your loved one’s income or services, and bereavement payments.
Yet in order to get any of this compensation, you will have to involve a lawyer quickly. Insurance companies won’t do the right thing, and they’re looking for any opportunity to avoid paying you.
Understanding Duty of Care
Duty of care means that you have an obligation or a responsibility to either take a proactive action to avoid a negative outcome, or to avoid taking some reckless action that could hurt another person. Different people can have a different duty of care to each other at different times.
For example, two drivers who get on the road always have a duty of care to each other, and to every other driver, pedestrian, or cyclist who might cross their path. You always have the duty to try to avoid accidents whenever possible, and to obey traffic laws.
Property owners have a duty of care to any visitor who might come to the property, as well as to employees and customers. It is their responsibility to repair safety hazards on their property, especially when caused by a routine maintenance issue, and to post signs warning of hazards when it’s not possible to have the repair done immediately.
Companies that manufacture or sell products have a duty of care to their customers. When any product is used correctly the law demands that it be safe to use. If the product explodes, shatters, or causes injury during the course of normal use, or if they have put out a harmful, defective product, then those parties have failed in that duty of care.
There are many ways that people can be injured in an accident, and there are many ways that parties can fail in their duty of care. Not all personal injury cases fall into a neat category like “slip and fall” or “car accident.” Fortunately, a personal injury case doesn’t need to have a neat category like “slip and fall” or “car accident” to succeed in court.
Negligence must exist for a personal injury case to exist.
Negligence exists when a party who has a duty of care to you fails in that duty.
You can be negligent by failing to take an action that a reasonable person would have taken in order to prevent an accident or injury. Negligence also exists where a person who should have know better was reckless or careless in a way that caused injury.
Do you have a personal injury case?
In order to launch a personal injury case, four things must be true.
- A party committed negligence.
- That party had a duty of care towards you.
- As a result of that negligence, you got hurt.
- As a result of that injury, you suffered losses.
The personal injury case exists to address the losses. While a lost limb or loss of earning capacity can’t be replaced, exactly, they do cost money to remedy as much as is possible, and you will need money to put your life back together.
Most personal injury cases are paid by insurance companies that exist to help pay out these claims. Yet they rarely make a fair offer or pay without a fight.
Many factors complicate personal injury cases. The defense may try to say that you were the negligent party. They may say you were negligent enough to justify a reduction in your award. They may try to downplay the severity of your injuries, or claim you had preexisting conditions that they aren’t responsible for.
While the exacerbation of preexisting conditions are compensable, they will question the extent of that exacerbation. They will claim you failed to mitigate your losses to a sufficient degree and thus should receive less money.
A lawyer can push back on all those claims, and help you negotiate a fair settlement. When negotiation is not possible, we help you fight your case in court.
Why choose us?
Most of our team has over 20 years of experience handling claims just like yours. We’ve helped thousands of Medicine Hat residents get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We investigate each of our cases deeply and work long hours to make sure you get the best possible deal.
“This team is awesome. I thought my case was gone since I was supposedly 100% at-fault, but they gathered necessary information and got me some compensation for my injuries. They have investigated deeply, and tried the impossible until they solved it. If you are looking for an experienced injury lawyer with high morals, integrity, knowledge, and performance, look right here!” -Anna Albert
We are responsive and empathetic, and are committed to doing right by your case. We’re know as some of Canada’s savviest negotiators and toughest litigators. We give you personalized service and listen closely to ensure we understand every last facet of your case.
Finally, because we’ve been so successful we have what it takes to hire the experts you will need to win your case. Our network of accident reconstructionists, expert doctors, and expert psychiatrists will ensure that you get top dollar for your injuries.
When you come to us, you win your case!
Call today to set up your case evaluation.