Car Accident Lawyers Edmonton

The City of Edmonton has adopted a Safe Mobility Strategy to achieve zero traffic-related serious injuries and fatalities through safer streets for all by 2032 and this program is called Vision Zero. Some of the initiatives of this program aim for better safety design and reducing speed limits. However, car accidents can still happen no matter how safe the streets are and for reasons beyond our control. One moment, you could be commuting to work, picking your kids up from school, or taking a leisurely drive with friends. The next moment, your life could be changed forever. And from our experience as car accident lawyers, we’ve seen firsthand how car accidents can have deadly consequences.

Moreover, survivors of serious car accidents often sustain a range of injuries, varying in severity from moderate to catastrophic. Even minor injuries can have profoundly negative impacts on a car accident survivor’s day-to-day reality, affecting everything from their physical comfort to their emotional well-being and their ability to carry out the duties of their job.

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries from a car accident in or around Edmonton, contact our Edmonton car accident lawyers for a free consultation to determine if you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. We’ve been doing this since 1959 and are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Section B Benefits for Car Accident Claims in Edmonton

In Alberta, automobile insurance policies are regulated by legislation which has resulted in standardized insurance policies for all motor vehicle drivers. All basic auto insurance plans in the province are required to include provisions for Section B benefits. Also referred to as “no-fault accident benefits,” Section B benefits can be made available to anyone who was injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who was responsible for causing the crash.

While Section B benefits provide much-needed financial relief to injured car accident survivors to help them offset certain injury-related costs, they are not always adequate to replace all of their financial losses arising from the accident. This is especially true for catastrophically injured car accident victims whose entire quality of life can be diminished by the severity and pervasiveness of the injuries they sustained in their collision. These benefits may also extend to your family members and other occupants of the insured vehicle at the time of the accident.

The main advantage of Section B Benefits is that it allows injured people to access benefits without waiting for the outcome of their personal injury claim. These benefits include coverage for:

  • Medical expenses up to a maximum of $50,000 per person. However, there are limits to this and we recommend you speak with an Edmonton car accident lawyer in case you have medical expenses that are not covered
  • Wage loss for those who are totally and permanently disabled by their injuries
  • Weekly payments for people 18 years old and older who are not able to work again and totally incapacitated
  • Funeral benefits, grief counseling and death benefits

Section B Benefits aren’t really straight forward and can be hard to navigate if you don’t understand the fine print of your policy. Our Edmonton car accident lawyers can help you with Section B Benefits and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Establishing Negligence for Car Accident Lawsuits in Edmonton

In accordance with the province’s Traffic Safety Act, all drivers are required to exercise reasonable caution when operating their motor vehicles and uphold a duty of common care to all other road-users. If a driver fails to fulfill this duty of care by engaging in unsafe behaviour or unlawful conduct on the road, they could be considered negligent. Negligent drivers whose wrongful actions lead to motor vehicle collisions may be responsible for financially compensating injured victims of the car accident they caused.

Examples of driver negligence that frequently result in injury-causing car accidents in Edmonton include:

  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving distractedly
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • And more

If you were injured in a collision caused by another motor vehicle operator’s negligence, our Edmonton car accident lawyers can help you pursue meaningful compensation. By filing a civil claim against the at-fault driver of the negligent motorist whose wrongful actions were responsible for your injuries, our car accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of damages to which you should be entitled. To learn more about working with our Edmonton accident lawyers, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.

How Car Accident Lawsuits Work If You’re Been Injured by an Uninsured Driver or Involved in a Hit and Run Accident in Edmonton

We have also seen cases where people get seriously injured after being involved in a hit-and-run accident or by an uninsured driver. For situations like this, you can file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries through the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC). This government program is intended to give injured accident victims the opportunity for legal recourse if they were injured in a hit-and-run accident or by an uninsured driver, and injured victims may qualify for up to $200,000. If there is more than one victim, the payment would be divided amongst all victims.

However, there are conditions that must be met for you to qualify for MVAC. For example, you must be able to prove that the accident happened in Alberta and that the accident was the fault of the uninsured or unknown driver and that they’re the only ones at fault. You must also be able to prove that you are a resident of Alberta (or a resident of another jurisdiction that has a similar program) and most importantly, that you suffered bodily injuries because of the accident. While this program seems straight forward, we recommend you consult with an Edmonton car accident lawyer if you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries from an uninsured or unknown driver.

General Heads of Damages: Valuable Compensation You May Be Entitled To If You Have Been Seriously Injured In a Car Accident

When our car accident lawyers are determining the amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries, we don’t only focus on what’s best for you now. We’re also thinking about what’s best for your future. What this means is, while some injuries may allow you to heal quickly and go back to living your normal life pre-accident, there are other injuries that may take longer to manifest and have a more negative impact on your life further down the road. This kind of intuition comes with experience and experience is something our car accident lawyers are known for, given that we’ve been doing this since 1959 across Canada.

Here is a breakdown of the types of compensation you may be eligible for if you were seriously injured in a car accident in or around Edmonton:

Compensatory Damages: The objective of most car accident lawsuits is to get you compensation to put you back in the position you would have been had the accident not occurred. These types of damages are intended to compensate you for the losses you’ve suffered and are easier to quantify. For example, this may include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical costs and other out of pocket expenses.

Under compensatory damages, there are also pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses. Pecuniary losses are easy to quantify and extend to things like future loss of income, costs of medical care and other expenses that are easier to prove and demonstrate via documentation. Non-pecuniary losses on the other hand are harder to prove in a claim and include compensation for things like physical pain and suffering, psychological distress, loss of enjoyment of life and more. Building a case for non-pecuniary losses is not an easy task and is something that should be handled by a seasoned car accident lawyer. Remember, this compensation is intended to help set you up for success for the future. A future where you may be faced with limitations that require additional financial resources to help you get back to a normal life. A car accident lawyer is trained and experienced in how to build cases to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Non-compensatory Damages: These types of losses are not guaranteed and are usually awarded in exceptional circumstances where egregious conduct has taken place, and the courts want to punish a party for their conduct. They’re sometimes referred to as punitive or exemplary damages.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we put your future best interests first. And not just your immediate best interests, but also your long-term future best interests. This means that when we are building your case to demonstrate the compensation you truly deserve, we are also considering what your future needs will look like given as far as your injuries go. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in Edmonton, schedule a consultation with our car accident lawyers.

Book a Consultation With Our Edmonton Car Accident Lawyers

The impacts of an injury-causing car accident can be physical, emotional, and financial in nature. But our Edmonton car accident lawyers believe that no one should be forced to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence.

By booking a free consultation, you’ll have the chance to ask a member of our legal team what types of options might be available to you and ask any questions you may have about your car accident claim. This consultation is absolutely free and you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case for you.

Let us put our experience to work for you. We’re here to help.


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