Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Airdrie

Motor vehicle accidents are the fourth leading cause of injury seen in emergency rooms in Alberta, with over 36,000 cases in 2022. Accidents can happen for many reasons. Distracted driving, driving too closely, inappropriate left turns, and violating traffic laws are common causes. Intersections also often see a spike in motor vehicle collisions, with around one in four accidents occurring at an intersection.Taking extra care could reduce your chance of causing a collision, but it doesn’t stop others from causing an accident.

Understanding your options can significantly improve your chances of recovery. Our Airdrie motor vehicle accident lawyers are well-equipped to guide you on the path to recovery.Call today for a free initial consultation, and let us help you navigate this challenging time.

Common Types of Injuries

The types of injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident can vary. There are, however, some injuries that are more commonly seen, such as the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Paralysis, quadriplegia, and other spinal cord injuries;
  • Neck and back injuries;
  • Burns;
  • Soft tissue and internal injuries;
  • Severe bleeding;
  • Fractures and sprains;
  • Facial lacerations;
  • Amputations;
  • Post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression; and
  • Death.

Common motor vehicle accident injuries can cause lifelong impairments that require a lot of support. Besides direct treatment costs, you may have other expenses, such as hiring support to perform daily tasks and losing income due to missed work.

A motor vehicle accident lawyer can help seek compensation to reduce your financial burdens. Call our Airdrie motor vehicle accident lawyers today for a free initial consultation.

Motor Vehicle Insurance in Airdrie

Airdrie drivers must have insurance coverage that provides at least $200,000 in third-party liability insurance and have Section B benefits. Section B benefits provide coverage for expenses such as:

  • Medical expenses (approx. $50,000 cap)
  • Funeral benefits (approx. $5,000 cap)
  • Grief counselling (approx. $400 cap)
  • Death-related expenses (dependent on the age and status of the victim at the time of the accident, approx. between $1,000-$30,000 per survivor)
  • Loss of income (approx. 80% of weekly income to a max $400 weekly)
  • Unemployed disability benefit (approx. $135 for 26 weeks max)

These benefits are only available for up to two years after the accident. Keep receipts for all expenses incurred, as your insurance company may ask for them.

These benefits are a great start to help with your recovery, but they may not be enough for long-lasting impairments. Our team can outline the compensation available through litigation or insurance. We can also help you review settlement offers to ensure they are fair. Contact us today for your free initial consultation and answers to your questions.

Uninsured and Hit and Run Accidents

You may still be compensated even if you were in a collision with an uninsured or unknown driver. The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC) allows you to sue if the at-fault driver runs away or is uninsured. Victims can claim up to $200,000 for compensation for injuries. However, this option is only available if all other options have been exhausted.

Compensation Available in a Lawsuit

Compensation can vary depending on your injuries and how they impair your daily life.

Generally, you can claim loss of income, medical expenses, property damage, loss of consortium (loss of relationship), pain & suffering, and more.

In 1978, compensation for pain & suffering was capped at $100,000 adjusted for inflation annually.In 2024, that cap exceeds $400,000. Other damages, such as loss of income and medical expenses, are not capped.

Contact our Airdrie motor vehicle accident lawyers to understand the value of your claim.We can explain the statutory limits that apply and the compensation you may be entitled to. Don’t assume that your case is minor and not worth pursuing. Call our car accident lawyers to help you understand your case better.

The Legal Process Simplified

The legal process can be confusing and challenging, whether you’re new to it or a seasoned veteran. Our Airdrie car accident lawyers can bear the brunt of the work to help make the process more manageable. While every case is unique in its way, claims share the following key steps:

  • Filing a claim: The first step is to make a statement of claim against the responsible party. The document outlines your legal claim and the damages you seek. You must file it within two years of the incident. A lawyer can help you file your claim on time.
  • Exchange information: After the defendant provides a statement of defence, all parties will prepare and exchange an affidavit of records, which lists the evidence used.
  • Discovery: Both sides will ask each other questions about the evidence that is presented to uncover hidden facts. Discovery can help prepare for trial and even help settle the case earlier.
  • Engage in a settlement hearing: While not always required, alternative dispute resolution (i.e. mediation, arbitration, or judicial dispute resolution) is still commonly used. The parties can decide to go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.

Many online resources are available to explain the litigation process, but sifting through the resources and learning about the court process can be time-consuming and complex. Victims of a car accident may not have the time, energy, knowledge, or resources to advance a claim. Our Airdrie car accident lawyers regularly handle motor vehicle lawsuits and understand the legal process. We can guide you through the claims process.

Types of accidents our firm can help you with

Many different types of motor vehicle accidents can occur in Alberta. Since opening its doors in 1959, our firm has tackled various cases, gaining insight into the subtle details of different types of cases. Our Airdrie motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you with:

  • Car accidents;
  • Public Transportation accidents;
  • Semi-Trailer Truck accidents;
  • Boating accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Off-road vehicle accidents;
  • Snowmobile accidents;
  • Rental Car accidents;
  • Airplane accidents;
  • Bicycle accidents;
  • Pedestrian accidents;
  • And More.

If you are seriously injured and need help, contact our firm for a free initial consultation. Let us ease your burden by allowing us to do the hard work so you can focus on your recovery.

How Our Airdrie Lawyers Can Help

The goal of a motor vehicle accident claim is to ensure victims are heard. We want to help you recover from the life-altering consequences of a collision. Financial compensation can support your recovery. Our lawyers have made it their mission to help their clients by working together to put forward a strong case. Our staff will be by your side and connect you to the resources you need, whether it’s to help find rehabilitative care or to gather evidence. Our lawyers care and want to help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Resources to Help You

In the interim, we have prepared a list of resources available to Airdrie locals. The following are not associated or affiliated with Preszler Injury Lawyers Alberta. Instead, this list aims to help you quickly find resources that may support you during this difficult time.


Our Airdrie practice group can assist with various types of claims.

Since 1959, Preszler Injury Lawyers has been helping Canadians pursue meaningful compensation from insurance providers.

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