Even the safest driver can be impacted by the actions of a negligent motor vehicle operator. In the time it takes a motorist to glance away from the windshield to check a cell phone notification or change the radio station, lives can be lost and severe, permanent injuries can be sustained.
Driver negligence occurs when a motor vehicle operator engages in wrongful behaviour behind the wheel that fails to take the safety of other road-users into consideration. The province’s Traffic Safety Act requires everyone who operates a motor vehicle on Alberta’s roads and highways to do so with a reasonable degree of caution. Failing to uphold this duty of care by violating local traffic laws could be considered negligence. Common examples of actions that could constitute driver negligence include:
Regardless of which party’s actions were responsible for the collision, anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident should be entitled to Section B benefits, or “no-fault accident benefits.” These insurance benefits are intended to offset the cost of certain expenses accumulated as a result of the injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Unfortunately, Section B benefits do not always provide enough compensation to fully restore an accident survivor’s total financial losses. Furthermore, insurers often look for reasons to deny claims for no-fault accident benefits, reduce the amount of benefits paid to injured accident survivors, or terminate their payments prematurely.
Our Canmore car accident lawyers have experience helping injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions get the compensation they deserve by fighting back against the unfair practices often used by insurance companies, or by pursuing legal action against negligent drivers. If you were injured in a collision caused by another driver’s negligence, our car accident lawyers serving Canmore may be able to help you file a civil claim so you can pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.
According to the most recent report on Alberta traffic collision facts, each year, more than ten thousand major or minor injuries are caused by car accidents throughout the province. These injuries can have serious repercussions on an accident survivor’s life. Their physical, emotional, and financial well-being can be impacted permanently because of another driver’s negligence.
No one should be forced to pay the price of someone else’s negligence. If you were injured in a collision, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation with our Canmore car accident lawyers. There is no charge to take advantage of this no-obligation consultation, and you can receive personalized legal feedback on your case. For more information, book your free initial consultation with our car accident lawyers serving Canmore today.
In addition to offering all prospective clients a free initial consultation, our Canmore car accident lawyers do our best to make our legal services financially accessible by working on a contingency-fee basis. We invest in the clients we represent, and do not get paid unless they win their case.
To review the circumstances of your collision and learn about options for financial restitution that may be available to you, contact our car accident lawyers serving Canmore and take advantage of your free initial consultation.
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