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Car accidents in the Edmonton area are an unfortunate consequence of negligent driving, including road-rule violations, DUI, and distracted driving. These accidents may occur on busy highways, including Highway 216, the Edmonton Ring Road, or Anthony Henday Drive. Car crashes are also common downtown, especially during heavy rush-hour traffic on weekdays.
If you frequently operate a vehicle on one or more of these roads, you are at risk of a car crash.
Whiplash injuries are soft tissue injuries that often happen in a violent car crash. Although a whiplash injury does not involve a fracture or broken bone, it may still lead to significant pain, discomfort, and inconvenience. Moreover, a car crash victim may need medical treatment, including physical therapy, for a whiplash injury.
If you suffered whiplash or some other injury in a recent car accident, you should immediately seek the legal help you need. Waiting too long to seek legal representation after a car accident might prevent you from recovering the monetary compensation you deserve. Under the statute of limitations, accident victims have only two years from their accident date to file a lawsuit for monetary damages.
A car accident lawyer needs time to obtain medical documentation of your injuries, review police reports, speak with witnesses, and determine your
eligibility for filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. All of this may take a significant amount of time, so never delay in getting started.
Contact MNH Injury Lawyers today.
The experienced Edmonton whiplash injury lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your car crash and help you pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Our firm exclusively handles personal injury cases, and we stand up for clients both in and out of Alberta courts. We will evaluate whether you have a whiplash case at no cost and with no obligation.
By retaining skilled legal counsel to represent you right away, you increase your chances of recovering the full monetary compensation you deserve for your accident-related losses. Our legal team has a strong track record of success when it comes to both settling and litigating area whiplash injury cases. Let us help you recover the fair monetary damages you deserve.
Unfortunately, whiplash injuries are all too common in car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. A forceful collision from behind may cause an accident victim’s body to jerk forward and backward abruptly, placing immense strain on the upper back and neck.
Following a suspected whiplash injury, an accident victim should seek prompt medical treatment at a local hospital emergency room or urgent care facility. The medical provider on duty can examine the accident victim to ensure that a more severe injury did not occur.
The medical provider can also supply the accident victim with a cervical collar as well as pain medication to manage their symptoms. Finally, if the accident victim requires additional medical treatment, the emergency room doctor can make the proper referrals.
While you obtain the medical treatment you need for your whiplash injury, a skilled Edmonton whiplash injury lawyer at MNH Injury Lawyers can begin gathering the necessary documentation to prove your case and file a claim on your behalf after you complete your accident-related medical treatment. We can then help you pursue the monetary damages you need for the whiplash injury that you suffered.
At MNH Injury Lawyers, we fight for the settlements our clients deserve—regardless of what the insurance company feels like paying.
Car accidents that lead to whiplash injuries typically occur because of some form of driver negligence. There are several ways a driver may drive in a careless, negligent, or unreasonable manner under the circumstances.
One of the most common causes of driver negligence that leads to car crashes is distracted driving.
Drivers often become distracted when they focus on electronic devices in their vehicles, like GPS navigation systems, cellular phones, and tablets, instead of the road in front of them. When a driver tries to send a text message, program a stereo, or watch a GPS navigation system while they are driving, they may become easily distracted. If a driver turns their head away from the road even for a moment, they may fail to see an approaching vehicle in the vicinity, negligently causing an accident with that vehicle.
Next, some car accidents result from both minor and major traffic law violations. When drivers disregard traffic laws, their chances of causing a severe accident increase dramatically. Some of the most common traffic law violations that lead to accidents include excessive speeding, tailgating other vehicles, failing to yield the right-of-way to other cars at the appropriate times, aggressive driving maneuvers, failing to use turn signals, and road rage.
Car accidents may also happen when drivers fail to use their rearview or side-view mirrors, especially when switching lanes in heavy traffic or backing out of a parking space at either a parking lot or parking garage.
Another common cause of car accidents is fatigued driving. When people drive without having a sufficient amount of sleep, they may experience delayed reaction time and limited concentration, preventing them from driving carefully. In addition, a fatigued driver, such as a commercial truck driver, may fall asleep at the wheel, causing them to lose control of their vehicle and resulting in multiple collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians.
Finally, some car accidents happen when people drive after consuming drugs or alcohol. Alcohol, in particular, can bring about various physical symptoms, including delayed reaction time and blurred vision. An intoxicated driver may also experience a delay in their reflexes, preventing them from hitting the brakes before they can avoid a severe traffic accident.
Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, as determined by breathalyzer evidence, are legally intoxicated. However, if the driver is a minor who is under twenty-one years old or a commercial vehicle driver, they may not have any amount of alcohol in their bloodstream while operating their vehicle.
If you suffered whiplash injuries in a car accident that resulted from another driver’s negligence, the skilled Edmonton whiplash Injury lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers can help you take the legal steps necessary to maximize your total monetary compensation. We can thoroughly investigate your accident case, file a personal injury claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company, and pursue the maximum amount of monetary damages you need and deserve to recover.
To receive monetary compensation for whiplash injuries, accident victims must successfully prove all legal elements in their claim or lawsuit.
Specifically, they must establish that:
Our skilled legal team can help you satisfy these legal elements by introducing evidence at trial on your behalf. We can also help you retain various experts, including expert medical providers or accident reconstructionists, to testify in support of your version of events and help you recover the total monetary damages you need for your whiplash injury.
Rear-end accidents are the most common types of car crashes that lead to whiplash injuries. These injuries are common in rear-end crashes because the force from behind often causes an accident victim’s head and neck to whip forward and backward abruptly.
However, other types of car accidents may equally lead to debilitating injuries, including whiplash. Those accidents include head-on crashes, where the front of two vehicles strike one another; T-bone or broadside accidents, where the front of one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle; and sideswipe accidents, where the sides of two vehicles brush against one another while travelling in the same direction.
If you suffered a whiplash injury in one of these types of accidents that resulted from another driver’s careless or reckless behaviour, the experienced Edmonton whiplash injury lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers are here to help you. Our legal team can assist you with negotiating a fair settlement offer from the responsible driver’s insurance company or, if necessary, file a lawsuit against that driver and litigate your case in the Alberta court system.
Whiplash injuries can lead to numerous complications, including ongoing pain and suffering. In severe whiplash cases, a car accident victim may miss significant work due to their symptoms and medical treatment. As a result, an affected accident victim might be eligible to pursue a claim for lost earnings.
In addition, some whiplash injuries require that accident victims switch jobs or careers because they are unable to complete their job duties. They might also need to switch to light-duty work and, as a result, take a pay cut. In these situations, accident victims may be eligible to assert a claim for loss of earning capacity.
In addition to recovering economic damages for whiplash injuries in a car accident, an accident victim can pursue non-economic damages to compensate them for various intangible losses.
For example, they can pursue monetary redress for all of their:
We encourage you to keep records of:
The experienced Edmonton whiplash injury lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers can help you introduce the appropriate documents and other evidence to prove your case and maximize the financial award you receive through a personal injury settlement or litigation.
Some car accident cases that involve whiplash injuries settle out of court, while others must resolve through the court system. Filing a lawsuit in court officially begins litigation proceedings in a car accident case.
If the parties do not settle their case by the end of litigation, they can take their case to a jury trial and allow the jury to resolve all remaining issues in dispute. However, instead of taking a whiplash injury case to a jury trial, the parties may resort to alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or binding arbitration.
If you sustained whiplash injuries or other injuries in a recent car crash, you should take proper legal action to secure the monetary compensation you deserve. In Alberta, accident victims have only two years, beginning on their car accident date, to file a lawsuit seeking monetary damages. If an accident victim does not file their claim or lawsuit in a timely manner, the Alberta courts will prevent them from filing a lawsuit or recovering any monetary damages for their whiplash or other injuries.
At MNH Injury Lawyers, our experienced team can promptly file a lawsuit in your case, negotiate with settlement adjusters, and help you secure the monetary compensation that you deserve. If your case must go to a civil jury trial or binding arbitration hearing, we can represent you at your legal proceeding, introduce the appropriate evidence on your behalf, and fight for your legal right to the monetary compensation you deserve. Reach out to an Edmonton personal injury lawyer.