Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Wood Buffalo

Collisions can strike at any time and anywhere without any warning. Even the most careful drivers can be dragged into dealing with the aftermath of a crash. Regrettably, safe driving practices can’t guarantee that you will be safe from the reckless actions of other drivers. An overworked employee who finished a double shift might speed through the intersection to get through the yellow light, or a young bachelor may have had too much to drink, overestimate their driving ability and decide to get behind the wheel. Speeding, distracted driving, reckless mistakes, and drunk driving are all things that can cause an accident and can’t be easily stopped.

Thousands of people are thrown into the chaos of navigating a car collision every year. Suddenly, these unfortunate individuals are forced to deal with the daunting task of coping with the emotional trauma, physical injuries, medical bills, and insurance companies. Our Wood Buffalo motor vehicle accident lawyers understand the difficulties that arise from such collisions. Time and time again, our team has helped secure compensation for clients who have been unfairly wronged. You don’t need to process the fallout of an accident alone. Contact us for a free initial consultation with our Wood Buffalo motor vehicle accident lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident.

Section B Benefits in Wood Buffalo

All insured drivers in Alberta are provided with section B accident benefits, also known as no-fault benefits. The purpose is to protect those in an accident, regardless of who is at fault. These benefits pay to cover costs accumulated from a motor vehicle accident. Your insurance company may provide payment for the following:

  • Medical and Rehabilitative treatment (roughly $50,000 limit)
  • Funeral costs (roughly $5,000 limit)
  • Bereavement support (roughly $400 limit)
  • Lump sum payment for loss of loved one (varies based on the status and age of the deceased, roughly $1,000 to $30,000 limit)
  • Loss of income due to disability (roughly $400 limit per week)
  • Disability support for unemployed victims (roughly $135 limit per week)

These payments are available for two years after the accident. Each category may have shorter time limits. Further, you are advised to check your benefits to see if the expense you wish to claim will be covered. Certain expenses, such as massage therapy, have a lower cut-off. You should also make sure that you have a copy of the receipts for treatment and costs you have. Your insurance provider may wish to verify these expenses and may deny providing coverage if you do not have proof.

Using these benefits is an excellent first step to help you offset the costs of your accident. Be mindful that since these benefits are only available for the first two years of the accident, pursuing other forms of compensation may be helpful, such as suing the at-fault driver. Engaging in a lawsuit will help you receive compensation that accounts for the long-term harm you suffered and the pain you’ve endured.

The MVAC program aims to help those injured in a motor vehicle accident that an uninsured or unknown driver caused. This program allows victims to sue for injuries and receive compensation. The maximum amount that can be obtained is $200,000, which would need to be divided proportionally if there is more than one victim in the accident. This option is available if no other methods of compensation are available. This program may also be used to recover benefits from depleted accidents.

Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Our Firm Can Help With

Every case is unique, and every client is unique in the same way. Different types of accidents can lead to different kinds of consequences. No one-size-fits-all approach or strategy exists to bring forward a motor vehicle accident claim. The injuries and losses you may experience will vary depending on the circumstances leading up to the accident and the type of vehicles involved. For instance, truck accidents differ from car accidents because trucks are heavier, can cause more severe and fatal injuries, and usually have different regulations and types of insurance coverage. Over many years, our firm has presented many different types of cases involving many types of injuries and many types of vehicles. Some of the most commonly advanced cases by our firm include the following:

  • Car accidents: Our firm advances all sorts of car collision claims, whether a significant rollover or multi-vehicle collision, we understand how different types of collisions can cause different injuries and know how to advocate for the best possible compensation.
  • Airplane accidents: Whether you’ve been injured from falling bagged or a loved one was killed in a crash, our firm can help you navigate the unique laws surrounding the airline industry to help you recover.
  • Truck accidents (18-wheelers): Truck accidents can be hazardous to other road users, given the size and weight of these massive vehicles. Our firm will work diligently to secure compensation for the catastrophic injuries truck accidents can cause.
  • Commercial vehicle accidents: Commercial vehicles such as delivery vans are unique in that they often involve an employee operating the vehicle as a part of their job. These types of accidents may involve additional responsible parties. Our firm knows when and how to sue the responsible parties for these accidents.
  • ATV, dirt bike, Snowmobile, and UTV accidents: Off-road vehicles can be hazardous as there is a greater risk of head injury and death. They also require a different approach, as off-road vehicles don’t have the same traffic rules as other vehicles. We have advanced several off-road vehicle claims and understand the details involved.
  • Boat accidents: Boating and watercraft accidents are unfortunately common in summertime. They also pose different challenges, as boating insurance is not mandatory in Alberta. Our team is familiar with the rules surrounding boats and will work to use the law in your favour.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle drivers are particularly at risk for harm or injury. An accident that may cause minor injuries in a car can cause life-threatening injuries on a motorcycle. We have extensive experience representing motorcycle drivers who were seriously harmed.
  • Public transportation accidents: Public transportation laws differ slightly from private vehicles. The liable parties are also somewhat different. We know how to deal with the challenges of suing a city.
  • Bicycle accidents: Bicycle accidents have been rising across the country. With limited protection, cyclists are vulnerable to injuries caused by careless drivers. Our firm can leverage our experience to help you recover from your injuries.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Similar to bicycle accidents, pedestrians are also vulnerable to injuries in motor vehicle accidents. There can be particular implications for pedestrians as insurance coverage can be an issue. We know the options for pedestrians and can help you understand your rights.
  • And More: Many types of motor vehicles are on the market. Every year, new technological breakthroughs allow for faster and more powerful cars. Over the years, our firm has learned to adapt to these changes quickly. We understand how different vehicles have different rules that apply when making a claim.

Our team has devoted their lives to helping victims of motor vehicle accidents recover, working hard to ensure that we have the skills and know-how to navigate all sorts of complex and challenging cases. Our knowledge spans over a wide array of motor vehicle accidents. Our car accident lawyers are here to use their knowledge to help you advance the best possible case and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to. With our dedication and expertise, you can rest easy knowing we will be there to support you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to understand your case better.

How Our Wood Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

Getting the compensation, you deserve isn’t always as easy as you might think. There can be many hiccups along the road, from insurance companies fighting back your claim to the at-fault driver refusing to take responsibility. Advancing successful motor vehicle claims often requires careful consideration, experience, and a wide range of knowledge on the law. While you may be able to use the resources available to you to advance a claim, it certainly is difficult, especially when you are trying to heal your injuries from your accident.

At our firm, we understand the difficulties that you are experiencing. We have seen the financial, emotional, and physical burden that accidents have on people. Since opening our doors in 1959, we have dedicated our practice to helping clients return to their old selves. The version they were before the injuries, before the trauma, before the piling bills. Let us harness our skills to provide you with dedicated legal assistance tailored to your needs. From sorting through evidence to working with medical experts, we can build a convincing case. Our priority is to correct the wrongs you experienced by helping you get fair compensation for the pain, suffering, and losses you faced. Because we believe in our clients and the cases we put forward, you won’t have to pay unless we win. Let us help you on your journey towards recovery.

Helpful Resources for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims in Wood Buffalo

There are many resources available to help you recover from an accident, from rehabilitative treatment such as massage therapy and acupuncture to trauma support such as counselling. There are also community resources available to support you during this difficult time. Our Wood Buffalo team can connect clients with additional support to help streamline their recovery. In the meantime, we have compiled a list of resources available to the residents of Wood Buffalo. These resources are publicly available and listed to help you ease the burden of searching for support. These are a starting point for your journey to recovery. It is advised that you reach out to a medical professional and a lawyer to understand your options for recovery better. These resources are not partners, associates, or affiliates with Preszler Injury Lawyers.


Our Wood Buffalo practice group can assist with various types of claims.

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