Personal Injury Law
Been injured in an accident? Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Calgary? First West Law’s team of personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in Calgary and surrounding areas and can offer you professional representation. If you have been injured in an accident where you are not at fault, First West Law can help you to receive just compensation. We will help guide you through the claims process in order to avoid critical errors, which may limit the amount of compensation you would otherwise be entitled to. We also guarantee to provide
you with compassion and guidance through this difficult period.
Have You Been Injured?
If you have been injured in any type of accident—including motor vehicle accidents, recreational accidents, bicycle accidents, farm accidents, “slip and falls”—it is important that you obtain legal representation. The Calgary personal injury lawyers at First West Law have dealt with all of the situations listed above so we know which questions to ask, including:
How did your injury happen?
Getting a detailed overview of the facts that led to your injury is important to determine the parties who are at fault.
What kind of injury have you suffered?
Our team has established relationships with a wide network of medical professionals in a variety of specialties. It is important that you receive an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis as soon as possible.
How long will it take for your injury to heal?
With an appropriate diagnosis we will have a clearer picture of your recovery period, which is important to accurately assess your claim.
These questions will give us a general idea of the amount of damages you’re entitled to. To give you some perspective, the following list partially describes the basis for personal injury awards in Alberta:
General Damages: Compensation to recognize the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Special Damages and Cost of Future Care: Compensation for expenses incurred as a result of your injury, past and future.
Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Capacity: Compensating you for the impact that your injury has had on your ability to generate income for you and your family, past and future.
Loss of Housekeeping, Past and Present: Compensating you for the impact that your injury has had on your ability to contribute to household chores.
Legal representation will facilitate the correspondence between yourself and the at-fault party’s insurance company. An insurance company will attempt to minimize the value of your claim; they do not act in your best interest, but your lawyer does. Our Calgary based personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating with insurance companies and their adjusters. This means that we have established relationships and strong familiarity with the negotiation process, putting our lawyers in the best position to secure you a just settlement.
If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we have the experience and willingness to take your matter to trial. Our trial experience ranges from relatively straightforward cases to the handling of complex and serious matters, such as fatalities.
Personal injuries are a serious hardship for any family. Whether your injury is serious, catastrophic or fatal, our Calgary personal injury lawyers will treat you with care and compassion as they guide you to the best possible resolution of your personal injury claim.