Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Okotoks

When researching safety concerns that community members have, the Okotoks police department discovered that traffic safety, as well as impaired and distracted driving, are top concerns.

Understandably, community members worry about traffic safety, given the frequent news of serious car collisions. These accidents can happen suddenly and have severe consequences. Poor driving habits, like drinking and driving or speeding, can further raise the risk of harm.

Despite safety measures, the careless actions of some drivers can cause others to suffer. More vehicles on the road have increased the risk of accidents that cause serious injuries, psychological trauma, and financial stress, affecting victims, their loved ones, and the communities.

Given the severe consequences of a collision, it’s natural to seek ways to protect yourself. Driving carefully, following traffic laws, and learning about traffic safety is a good place to start. However, some accidents are unavoidable. Knowing your legal rights may help with your recovery. Contact our Okotoks motor vehicle accident lawyers to learn more about your rights and potential compensation.

Accident Benefits Available for Okotoks Drivers

Motor vehicle accidents can be costly. Besides the costs of towing and repairing your vehicle, other expenses, such as medical treatment for your injuries, can quickly add up. Accidents can cause you to miss work, need therapy, and disrupt your everyday life.

Fortunately, insured drivers can use their Section B benefits to cover collision-related expenses. They are available regardless of who is at fault. They can help you stay afloat as you try to figure out how to pay for the expenses caused by the accident. Your insurance provider should be contacted to access these benefits. These benefits usually cover expenses related to:

  • Medical and Rehabilitative care;
  • Funeral expenses;
  • Loss of income support;
  • Disability support;
  • Grief counselling; and
  • Lumpsum payments for the loss of a loved one.

You can access these benefits for up to two years after the accident date and have limitations on the amount claimable. Because of these limits, these benefits likely are not enough to support severe injuries.

If you or a loved one were severely harmed, reach out to our Okotoks car accident lawyers for a free initial consultation. Our team can inform you of the other available compensation options to help you get what you deserve.

Types of Compensation Available for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims in Okotoks

The law provides different ways to get compensation for your injuries and losses, such as pursuing legal action. Which can help if you experience severe physical, emotional, and financial harm. Suing an at-fault driver may help you get compensation for the expenses that were not covered by your accident benefits.

Our Okotoks car accident lawyers can help you seek damages for economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses include costs for things like medication, physical therapy, counselling, mobility aids, lost income, loss of future earning ability, etc. Non-economic losses cover things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.

Economic losses are easier to calculate and typically do not have a limit on how much you can claim. Non-economic damages are harder to calculate and have a limit. In 1978, Canadian courts set a limit of $100,000 adjusted annually for inflation. In 2024, the amount is slightly north of $400,000.

Our firm will evaluate the value of your claim using available evidence and similar past cases. Our phone lines are open 24/7, so contact us anytime, and we’re here to help.

Statute of Limitations

The biggest priority after an accident is recovering. Dealing with vehicle repairs, doctor appointments, and insurance companies can be exhausting, making a lawsuit seem even more overwhelming. However, there is limited time to make a legal claim. In Alberta, you have two years from the date of the accident to sue for injuries. Waiting longer could impact your right to sue, regardless of how severe your injuries are.

Given our experience, we stress the importance of acting quickly. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to keep track of evidence and maintain credible witnesses.

Our team can help support you and handle your case with care and efficiency. Our lawyers will take the lead in handling your claim so you can focus on your other responsibilities. Don’t wait until it’s too late; call today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our motor vehicle accident lawyers.

Elements of Motor Vehicle Claim in Okotoks

Motor vehicle accident claims are a type of personal injury claim. When you make a claim, you are suing someone for harming you. When you submit a claim, you need to show that the defendant (the person you are suing) is responsible for the accident and that it caused your injuries.

The main elements of a motor vehicle accident claim are:

  1. Showing that the at-fault party owed you a “duty of care,” meaning they have a legal obligation to avoid causing harm. For instance, drivers must drive carefully and follow the law.
  1. You must then show that the duty of care was breached, usually by showing negligence. Negligence means failing to provide the level of care and attention that a reasonable person would provide in a similar situation. For example, a driver starts texting on their phone and misses a stop sign.
  1. You then need to show that this negligence caused your injuries. For example, missing the stop sign led the driver to crash into you.
  1. Lastly, you must show that you suffered a loss due to the accident. This typically involves experiencing some sort of injury, such as a broken arm and PTSD.

Proving each element can be tricky, and the at-fault driver and their insurance company may try to fight against your claim. Contact our Okotoks Motor Vehicle Lawyers for a free initial consultation if you were severely injured during an accident.

How Our Okotoks Lawyers Provide Legal Support During Your Claim

We understand how overwhelming being in a car accident can be. Taking time off work, recovering, to recover, and managing piling bills is stressful and confusing. That’s where our expertise comes in. Over our 60-year history, our firm has built a solid foundation that provides us with the skill and knowledge to help clients get the compensation they deserve. Our team is here to guide you throughout the legal process to ensure that you get the help you need.

Our legacy is built on putting our clients first. We listen to our clients earnestly to understand their needs and support them because we care about our client’s well-being. Call us today for a free consultation to learn more about how our Okotoks car accident lawyers can help you.

Community Resources for Okotoks Residents

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we understand that healing from an accident requires more than just legal assistance. Many community resources are available to support you as you attempt to recover from the accident. The municipality of Okotoks and Alberta Health Services have many services available to help you. Supports for grief, mental health, and rehabilitation are available. These resources are not part of the firm nor associated with or affiliated with Preszler. They are listed as an informative guide. Preszler has additional resources to complement our legal services, so reach out today for an initial consultation to learn more.


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

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