Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Edmonton

The City of Edmonton reported 17,373 total crashes during 2021 according to annual motor-vehicle accident statistics released annually. While annual reports show declining trends compared to 2015, motor-vehicle accidents still do happen and when they do, our Edmonton motor-vehicle accident lawyers are here to help. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in Edmonton, contact our law firm today for a free consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Should I do if I am in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

There are several important steps to take directly after an accident. While it may seem clear who is at fault to you, sometimes other people have a very different perspective. Sometimes friendly exchanges at the scene of the accident can turn into a serious dispute about the circumstances of the accident. If you or a loved one have been in an accident and sustained serious injuries, it’s important to secure evidence at the outset as this can make a significant difference in the future. Here are some other things you should do following a motor-vehicle accident in Edmonton:

  • Secure the other driver’s information. Take photos of their license and registration. If you are seeking money for your injuries, you need to know what person and insurance company is at fault.
  • Take photographs of the position of the cars, the damage to the cars, and the intersection. If it is safe to do so, pictures of the location of the vehicles before they are moved can really tell the story.
  • Secure witness contact information at the scene of the accident.
  • Contact your insurer and report the accident.
  • If you are injured see your doctor or go to the hospital as soon as possible.

Section B Benefits for Edmonton motor-vehicle accident claims

Alberta’s Insurance Act is the legislation providing guidance on Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Regulation. For individuals who have sustained injuries in a motor-vehicle accident, Section B Benefits (also referred to as “no-fault accident benefits” offer compensation for the costs of certain-injury related expenses regardless of who was at fault for the accident. It’s a very valuable form of financial support for individuals who have sustained injuries in a motor-vehicle accident. However accessing Section B Benefits can be highly nuanced and we recommend consulting with a lawyer in this situation.

How do motor-vehicle accident claim lawsuits work in Edmonton?

You have a right to sue for a car accident for two years. Do not wait. Unless you commence an action within 2 years, you may not be able to recover any damages. Two major concepts in motor vehicle claims are liability and quantum. Liability is who is at fault. The circumstances of the accident are crucial. The next step is applying those facts to laws and the history of cases. If multiple drivers are at fault, this may mean both are entitled to part of their damages. Quantum is how much is your claim worth. Understanding how the law compensates injured victims can fundamentally change how much you get for your loss and this is where our motor-vehicle accident lawyers can help.

Our motor-vehicle accident lawyers know the nuances of personal injury law and have helped thousands of Canadians with their motor-vehicle accident claims and helping them to get the compensation they rightfully deserve. The road to recovery can be long and arduous, so our legal team prioritizes not only what’s best for your recovery now, but also what’s best for your future.

What types of motor-vehicle accident claims can we assist with?

There are 16,000 to 22,000 car accident a year in Edmonton and Preszler can offer guidance with any claim in which you are injured. Some of the types of motor-vehicle accident claims we can help with include but are not limited to:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorbikes and Motorcycle accidents
  • E-scooters and E-bikes
  • Truck accidents
  • Hit and run accidents

Time is of the essence when it comes to pursuing a motor-vehicle accident claim. Contact us for more information if you have any questions with your motor-vehicle accident claim.

Common injuries sustained in motor-vehicle accidents

Victims of car accidents can have a host of physical and psychological injuries. Typical physical injuries include:

  • Neck and Back Pain;
  • Concussions including mild and moderate brain injuries;
  • Broken Bones;
  • Jaw injuries;
  • Catastrophic injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Psychological injuries;
  • Other soft-tissue injuries

Physical and psychological injuries often lead to trouble sleeping, chronic pain and possibly more. In our fast-paced medical system it is easy to get shuffled in and out of your medical appointments. Actively discuss all of your physical and psychological injuries with your doctor (including trouble sleeping). If you have limitations at work, doing chores, or caring for your family please outline your concerns to your doctor. It’s important to document all your injuries as this will be very important evidence when pursuing a motor-vehicle accident claim.

The importance of getting medical help when injured in a motor-vehicle accident

Your recovery is the most important aspect of your claim. If you do not discuss aspects of your injuries with your medical team they do not have the opportunity to help you recover. We have seen broken bones go undiagnosed because the medical team was not thorough or the victim was too stoic. Getting imaging, treatment, and medication can make a massive impact on your recovery.

Common types of medical and rehab treatments following an accident include:

  • Registered massage therapy
  • Occupational health treatments
  • Vocational treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Osteopathy
  • Psychotherapy and other psychological assessments and treatments
  • Medical examinations
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • And more

Types of compensation available to victims who have sustained injuries from motor-vehicle accidents in Edmonton

You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future wage loss, and your expenses. The past and future wages have the potential to be quite significant. Our lawyers can help you tell your story on lost wages. This may include lost wages from turning down overtime or if you have to retire early due to an accident. You may also be entitled to other claims for future treatment or even for lost wages of your partner. Consult with us to find out all the damages you are entitled to receive. The way the courts assess the value of your claim is not intuitive and it is wise to consult a lawyer about the potential value of your claim.

How can our Edmonton motor-vehicle accident lawyers help with your motor-vehicle accident claim?

Contact our legal team today if you have sustained serious injuries in a motor-vehicle accident and let us put our experience to work for you. Securing witness statements or surveillance videos is time sensitive and some evidence may be lost within days of your collision. The evidence about the accident could be crucial in proving who is at fault for the claim and dramatically alter the funds you recover. We have multiple investigators ready to get on your case. We also have an accident benefits team member that can help facilitate your treatment. Their top priority is your health. We will always work to get an insurance company to cover your treatment. Our accident benefits team are experience professionals that can arrange care and practitioners that can help with your treatment and return to work.

Injuries are very stressful times. Dealing with injuries, medical appointments, and the stress of lost wages is a lot to handle emotionally. Facing insurance companies is not something you need to do. Let a member of our legal team worry about your case so you can focus on your recovery.


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

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