WHY SHOULD I HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
When you’ve suffered an injury -- particularly when it wasn’t your fault -- it can seem like your entire world has been turned upside down. The Court process can be confusing, insurance companies will fight to deny you the money you are owed, and those responsible for your injuries, may refuse to admit liability.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Pipella Law, will help you navigate the legal system to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
In accordance with The Limitation Act of Alberta, a Statement of Claim must be filed within 2 years of the date upon which the incident took place. Failure to file in time, will result in your claim being statute-barred. Getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer early, will help guide you through the complex process of civil litigation, and will make compiling your necessary documents easier, simpler, and faster.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, you must exchange information, file a police report, and talk to your own insurance company. Beyond this, it is generally ill-advised to communicate with the other party’s insurance company. Pipella Law suggests that you consult with a personal injury lawyer prior to communicating with anyone.
The vast majority of cases (around 98%) are settled out-of-court. Having experienced lawyers who can cut through the “red tape” on your way to a settlement, is crucial to receiving compensation. They will be able to evaluate your case, and be prepared for any situation, including the possibility of going to trial.
Pipella Law operates on a “contingency fee” basis. What that means is that we do not get paid until you do. If the case heads to trial, we do not receive anything — unless we win. This will allow you to focus on recovery, without the stress of wondering whether you can afford to be compensated for your losses.
While efficiency is important, the process takes time. Let a personal injury Lawyer at Pipella Law take upon the hassle of handling your case, and you will not pay any fees throughout the process until settlement.
The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors including the severity of your injury; your medical expenses; your past loss of income; your future loss of earning capacity; your future cost of care needs; and the degree of your pain and suffering. Even if you are unsure of whether or not your claim is severe, the Lawyers at Pipella Law strongly urge you to consult a personal injury lawyer at our firm, to help them understand how much your case is worth.
Although the Supreme Court of Canada has set a minor injury cap of for compensation on pain and suffering, and Alberta has a cap for certain types of soft tissue injuries, it is not uncommon to receive far more than these amounts if you have suffered a "serious impairment" under the law. When accounting for any other injuries including fractures; anxiety; depression; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and/or Concussion Symptoms; and the impact of your injury on your day-to-day life, and you may be entitled to additional compensation depending on the severity of your injuries.
Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Pipella Law, for a FREE consultation to learn more about how much money, you may be entitled to.
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: When you’ve suffered an injury -- particularly when it wasn’t your fault -- it can seem like the entire world has been turned against you; courts can be confusing, insurance companies will fight to deny you the money you’re owed, and those responsible for you injuries may refuse to acknowledge your pain. If you’ve suffered due to vehicle accident, or any other instance of harm caused by another, a personal injury lawyer -- like the team at Pipella Law -- can help you navigate the legal system to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Ultimately, it is up to you; however, the primary objective for insurance companies is to process claims as quickly as possible while minimizing payouts. If you are in pain or otherwise preoccupied dealing with the aftermath of an accident, you may not have the energy, the time, the ability, or the capacity to fight for what you deserve. A personal injury lawyer can:
- Ensure that you know your rights and have sound legal advice for any decisions relating to your case;
- Cut through the red tape of complex legal proceedings;
- Help you settle your case out of court; and
- Leverage their subject matter expertise to navigate insurance company obstacles and tactics.
Alberta law dictates that you have 2 years from the day of your injury to file a claim. Unfortunately, the longer you wait, the more difficult it may become to gather important material, like medical reports, witness statements, or records of expenses.
Yes. Because Pipella Law is dedicated to representing innocent accident victims, we operate strictly on contingency-fee basis. This means that the law firm takes a percentage of the final settlement amount without requiring any upfront funding from you -- and the percentage is determined on a case-by-case basis.
If a case is not successful, we are not paid.
If you have suffered a personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Pipella Law today to learn how they can help you recover from this traumatic experience.
It depends. A number of factors can influence the amount of an actual settlement, including (but not limited to):
- The severity of your injuries;
- The cost of any medical care and related expenses (e.g., medication, transportation, medical devices, etc.); and
- The long-term physical, financial, and even emotional impacts of your injuries.
Because Canadian courts in general (and Alberta courts in particular) tend to be more conservative, there are upper caps on certain types of compensation:
- The Supreme Court of Canada has set approximately $330,000 as the maximum compensation for pain and suffering; and
- Alberta has set the maximum compensation for certain types of soft tissue damage at $5,202.
Although the caps are strict, they are not extensive; certain types of injuries fall outside the scope of the Alberta soft tissue cap, and additional compensation can be awarded for lost income, cost of future care, and loss of opportunity. Injury law is complex, and a personal injury lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement on your terms to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.