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A car accident can leave you with unexpected injuries that cause a significant disruption to your life.

If you or a family member suffered an injury in a car accident in Edmonton because of another driver’s negligence, you may recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

A personal injury lawyer at MNH Injury Lawyers can guide you through the insurance claims process, negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement on your behalf, and explain the benefits and risks of litigating your case if a settlement is impossible. We can also explain your legal rights and discuss your options so you can make the best decisions possible.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Edmonton car accident lawyer, please call us at (888) 664-5298 or contact us online today to learn more.

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Edmonton Car Accident Lawyer Guide

Why Choose Us?

When it comes to personal injury lawyers, and in particular car accident lawyers, accident victims have many options. Ideally, you want a lawyer on your side who regularly (and successfully) litigates car accident claims and lawsuits in the Alberta court system instead of lawyers who settle all of their cases out of court.

At MNH Injury Lawyers, our experienced legal team has a strong track record of success regarding car accident settlements and litigation results. In the past ten years alone, our lawyers have successfully resolved over 1,000 cases and recovered over $70 million on behalf of our clients.  

Our conveniently located Edmonton office is just a few blocks from Oliver Park. Let us help you pursue legal action against an at-fault driver and help you recover the fair monetary damages you deserve for your accident-related injuries and losses. 

Our Edmonton Car Accident Lawyers Fight for You

The unexpected trauma of a car accident can leave you injured, frustrated, and overwhelmed. It can also mean you are not immediately ready to cope with the added stress of the personal injury process when you seek compensation.

Car accidents often lead to debilitating and sometimes permanent injuries. As a result, victims often need time to seek ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy for all of their accident-related medical complications.

When we represent you, we strive for many things.

We promise to:

Injured Car accident victims have legal rights, and our team is committed to helping you exercise them accurately and on time. When we handle your burn accident case, we make sure it meets all required legal parameters so that you can get the justice and fair financial award you deserve to start putting your life back together.

Car Accident Compensation

Car accident victims often suffer severe injuries that leave them incapacitated for a long period. In any car accident case, the injured victim has the sole legal burden of proof. Therefore, to recover monetary compensation following a car crash, the accident victim must establish the necessary legal elements of their case.

First, the accident victim has to show that the at-fault driver owed them a legal duty of care, which they subsequently violated in some way. All drivers must drive in a reasonably prudent, careful, and safe manner at all times. As part of this duty of care, drivers must follow all traffic laws.

Second, to recover monetary compensation for their accident-related losses, the accident victim must show that the at-fault driver violated their legal duty of care somehow.

For example, the other driver might have:

  • Exceeded the posted speed limit
  • Failed to yield the right-of-way at the appropriate time
  • Failed to use a turn signal
  • Exhibited road rage, such as by tailgating or aggressively weaving in and out of heavy traffic
  • Engaged in distracted driving, such as by using a cellular phone or tablet while driving
  • Operated their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failed to use their rearview or side view mirrors while operating their vehicle

Third, the accident victim must show that the at-fault driver’s duty-of-care violation was both the actual and the foreseeable cause of the subject car accident.

Fourth, the victim must demonstrate that they suffered damage in the case. To recover personal injury compensation, the accident victim must have suffered at least one physical injury directly resulting from the accident.

Proving these four legal elements in an Edmonton car accident claim or lawsuit is sometimes difficult. Insurance companies will do everything possible to limit the monetary compensation that an accident victim recovers in their case.

However, at MNH Injury Lawyers, we can aggressively negotiate with insurance company representatives on your behalf. We can also retain one or more experts to help you satisfy your legal burden of proof.

Potential experts in an Edmonton car accident claim may include:

  • An accident reconstructionist who visits the accident scene and speaks with eyewitnesses to determine precisely how the car crash occurred – and who was responsible for it
  • A medical expert who causally relates an accident victim’s claimed injury or injuries to the car accident, based upon a reasonable degree of medical probability

A qualified medical provider might also state – to a reasonable degree of medical certainty – that the accident victim suffered one or more permanent injuries in their car crash.

Accident victims who can satisfy their personal injury claim’s legal elements can recover monetary damages.

MNH Injury Lawyers can seek damages for:

  • Lost income if you had to take time off work following your accident to recover from your injuries and attend medical and physical therapy appointments
  • Lost earning potential if you had to switch jobs or careers – and take a pay cut – due to the debilitating injuries you suffered in your car crash
  • Past pain and suffering, to compensate you for the medical symptoms which you endured between the accident date and the present time
  • Future pain and suffering, to compensate you for your anticipated symptoms going forward, in the event you suffered one or more permanent injuries in your car accident
  • Property damage, for the damage that your vehicle sustained as a result of another driver’s negligence 
  • Cost of future care and loss of housekeeping, in the event you may need to depend on around-the-clock caregivers going forward 
  • Loss of life enjoyment, if your activity levels and overall quality of life declined due to the injuries you sustained in your accident
  • Loss of the ability to use a body part(s) if you suffered a permanent injury, such as spinal cord damage or a full/partial paralysis injury that prevents you from using a specific body part – or from feeling in one or more body parts
  • Loss of spousal companionship and consortium, if the injuries you suffered in your accident limit (or prevent) your ability to be intimate with your spouse
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish, in the event you suffered diagnosed mental trauma (such as PTSD) due to the accident and your resulting injuries

In addition, you may recover other out-of-pocket expenses related to your car crash as part of your personal injury claim or lawsuit compensation.

If your family member passed away from the accident, you may have the right to pursue payment of the costs related to their death, such as funeral bills and loss of consortium in a wrongful death action.

Your losses are unique to your situation. You must know the details of your accident before placing a value on the proper compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today to receive more information about what you can expect if you pursue a personal injury action. We can answer all your legal questions, explain your legal rights, and help you make informed and intelligent decisions during every stage of your personal injury case. 

Where Do Accidents Occur in Edmonton?

Car accidents in the Edmonton region are unfortunately all too common – especially during rush hour or inclement weather. Two of Edmonton’s most dangerous traffic intersections include the intersection at Yellowhead Trail and I49 Street and the intersection at I42 Street and I07 Avenue on Highway 2.

More generally, traffic accidents in the area are common at:

  • Traffic intersections – especially those located in the downtown area
  • In parking lots and parking garages
  • On major thoroughfares in the region, including Highway 216

If you suffered injuries in an accident on one of these roadways that resulted from another driver’s carelessness or negligence, you may pursue monetary compensation for your accident-related losses.

The Edmonton car accident lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers can help you promptly file a claim or lawsuit and pursue the maximum monetary compensation you deserve to recover in your personal injury case.

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Motor Vehicle Accident Cases We Handle

When our personal injury team represents you, our primary interest is you, your well-being, and your fair compensation.

We help you build a strong case for compensation if you or someone you love was involved in a:

  • Rear-end accident, where another vehicle struck the back of your vehicle, such as at a local traffic intersection in Downtown Edmonton.
  • Head-on accident, where another vehicle struck the front of your vehicle, such as by unlawfully crossing a double center line or a concrete barrier in the middle of the roadway.
  • Hit-and-run accident, where the at-fault driver crashes with your vehicle and then abruptly leaves the accident scene, preventing you from obtaining the driver’s contact or insurance information.
  • Drunk driving accident, where a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs negligently causes their vehicle to strike your vehicle, leading to injuries.
  • Opposite/left turning accident, where a driver unlawfully fails to yield the right-of-way to your vehicle, such as at a local traffic intersection.
  • Adjacent direction accident, such as where the side of another vehicle strikes the side of your vehicle, usually because the at-fault driver is not paying attention to the road or using their rearview and side view mirrors.

The MNH Injury Lawyers team has extensive experience handling personal injury claims from motor vehicle accidents. This means you get the legal support you need when you need it most. We listen to your version of the events that led to the collision, investigate the accident scene where possible, and extract essential details from your collision report.

Car Accident Injuries Can Lead to High Expenses

Depending on the seriousness of your car crash, you can suffer from an array of car accident injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, where an accident victim may suffer permanent mental complications, such as frequent migraines or long-term memory losses
  • Spinal cord injuries, such as where a nerve in the spinal cord becomes severed (often leading to a full or partial paralysis injury) or the accident victim suffers one or more vertebrae fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries, including whiplash injuries to the neck or upper back
  • Broken bones, which may require one or more surgical procedures to correct, in addition to ongoing physical therapy
  • Cuts and lacerations, which may require multiple stitches
  • Internal bleeding, such as from damage to one or more internal organs
  • Burns, which have the potential to lead to unsightly scarring that may cause an accident victim to experience embarrassment or humiliation
  • Jaw/TMJ/TMD, resulting in ongoing jaw pain or difficulty with jaw movement
  • Psychological injuries, such as PTSD, which may cause an accident victim to experience ongoing fear when operating or riding in a motor vehicle

Edmonton Car Accident Lawyer Guide

Alberta Car Accident Statistics

If you or a loved one suffered a car accident injury, you are entitled to know its cause. Our team helps you identify the cause and hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for their actions.

Data from the City of Edmonton research cites the following five most frequently reported causes of car accidents over five years:

These leading causes of car accidents have a common denominator: driver negligence. If an injured party can prove the at-fault driver was negligent, they can request financial compensation for their injury-related losses. When our car accident lawyers represent you, we gather and organize the evidence to help prove the other person’s negligence and how your losses are related to the crash.

Edmonton Road and Weather Conditions Contribute to Car Accidents

Winter weather in Edmonton can bring rain or snow during the day or night. Along with strong winds, decreased visibility, and slick roads, these conditions are a recipe for vehicle collisions that can lead to a personal injury claim.

These factors often contribute to car accidents, especially in local, high-accident areas and intersections such as the following in Ed

Inclement weather and dangerous terrain conditions often correlate to increased car accidents. Similarly, bad weather conditions can also increase the likelihood of certain accidents.

Common collisions due to weather and terrain conditions include: 

Another reason driver behaviour contributes to collisions is that many drivers do not operate vehicles with the necessary caution in rain or icy conditions. This contributes to many accidents in rainy and icy weather and the resulting loss that can lead to a personal injury claim.

Another reason driver behaviour contributes to collisions is that many drivers do not operate vehicles with the necessary caution in rain or icy conditions. This contributes to many accidents in rainy and icy weather and the resulting loss that can lead to a personal injury claim.

Let an Edmonton Car Accident Lawyer Compile Evidence That Supports Your Case

In fact, the more monetary compensation an insurance company pays you as part of your personal injury settlement or jury verdict, the less money they have to keep in-house for themselves.

Our experienced legal team can file a personal injury claim for you after your car crash. Moreover, we can handle all written and verbal communications with insurance company adjusters.

We can highlight the strengths of your case and threaten the insurance company with litigation if they refuse to compensate you appropriately. If we ultimately have to file a lawsuit in your case, we will do so on time and assist you with every step of the process.

Moreover, if your case must go to a civil jury trial or binding arbitration proceeding, we can aggressively represent you, introduce favorable evidence, and work to obtain the full and fair monetary recovery you deserve for your car accident injuries.

What to do after an Edmonton Car Accident?

Following a recent car crash in Edmonton, there are certain steps that you should take. First, you should follow through on any recommended medical treatment regimen that a hospital emergency room doctor or other healthcare provider prescribes. Specifically, you should attend ongoing medical appointments and physical therapy sessions in an attempt to make a full recovery from your injuries.

Keep a journal of your ongoing medical treatmYou can struggle to simultaneously build your personal injury case and cope with your injuries. If your family lost a member to a fatal car accident, dealing with the legal aspects of the accident can be even more stressful.

This is where the MNH Injury Lawyers car accident team comes in. We not only gather your evidence, but we also organize it and present it to the at-fault party and their insurance provider.

An experienced car accident lawyer at MNH Injury Lawyers will create an evidence file for you that tells your accident story clearly and logically. We build this file to resolve your case with a financial settlement that reflects fair and deserved compensation to you. Your file may include the following information or other details depending on your circumstances.

Intersection Safety Devices

The City of Edmonton has traffic control cameras in strategic locations around the city. Because most (70 percent) of all car accidents happen in intersections, the video footage from these devices can help us prove your right to compensation. It may even capture accident details you and witnesses may not have seen.

Medical Records

Our Edmonton personal injury lawyers can request, read, and review your medical records to establish the seriousness of the collision and its impact on your life. A complete medical summary can create a solid foundation for your personal injury claim.

Collision Report

After a car accident, the resulting police report can contain a wealth of information our accident injury team can use to build your case. It will include contact information for the driver, his insurer, witnesses, etc. We may obtain the full police file if necessary.

Photos and Video Footage

In today’s society, most people carry a smartphone with them. Some drivers have dash cams installed to capture video of the actions of other vehicles on the road. You or your passengers may have videos of the accident scene and your damaged vehicle. In addition, passersby and witnesses might have captured images or footage of the accident that prove your right to recovery.

Witness Statements

Witnesses who saw your accident can assist in your case in various ways. Because witnesses are usually strangers with no vested interest in the accident, their objective viewpoints are trusted and can help your case. Where necessary, our accident injury lawyers will locate and arrange for interviews of witnesses.

Fighting the Insurance Company after an Edmonton Car Crash

Regardless of what they may say in their advertisements, insurance companies are never advocating for your legal rights or interests. In fact, the insurance company is your direct adversary in car accident claims and lawsuits.

Insurance companies will do everything possible to undermine a car accident claim, limit their monetary payout, and offer you as little monetary compensation as possible to make your case go away.

ent and the pain and limitations you experience due to your injuries. Save any bills or receipts from medical providers, obtain contact information from witnesses, and retrieve copies of any police or investigation reports.

Finally, you should speak with the Edmonton car accident lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers immediately. Our team can assemble all necessary documents into a settlement demand package and forward that package to the insurance company adjuster handling your claim. We can then begin settlement negotiations on your behalf and work towards recovering the full monetary damages you need and deserve.

Speak With an Experienced Edmonton Car Accident Lawyer Right Away about Your Case

At MNH Injury Lawyers, we have the legal knowledge and experience to help you obtain a favorable settlement offer from the insurance company or a favorable litigation result in the court system.

Let us help you recover the full monetary damages you deserve for your accident-related losses. If the insurance company refuses to take your case seriously and will not offer you the full monetary recovery you deserve for your injuries, our legal team welcomes the opportunity to litigate your case in the court system and aggressively fight for your right to compensation at a civil jury trial or binding arbitration proceeding.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Edmonton, please call us at (888) 664-5298 or contact us online today for more information.

Michael Hoosein, Car Accident Attorney near New Edmonton, AB area

Michael Hoosein, Car Accident Lawyer near Edmonton, AB area

MNH Injury Lawyers – Edmonton Office

10339 124 St Suite 200, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W1, Canada

Phone: 888-664-5298

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