Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Has a motor vehicle accident in Edmonton caused you an Injury?

If you have been involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Please consult a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options with respect to pursuing a claim. This includes an accident with a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcycle driver, or even as a passenger. While technically it is called a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), it is most commonly referred to as simply a car accident. A car accident can change your live, and our personal injury lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve.

Edmonton personal injury lawyer

Injuries from Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) can greatly affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. You may require extensive medical treatment during your recovery and may experience long term health issues. You may also experience financial hardships as the injuries caused by an accident. Especially as a MVA may render you unable to return to work or in need of workplace accommodations. If you have been a victim of a motor vehicle accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you get compensation.

Our personal injury lawyers in Edmonton have used their extensive knowledge of case law and exceptional negotiation skills to successfully settle numerous personal injury claims. Our lawyers have also successfully appeared in cases at every level of court in Edmonton and across Alberta.

At Moustarah & Company, we understand the difficulties that injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident can create in your life. We are committed to providing personalized and dedicated service, to help you during a very difficult time. We bring extensive knowledge and unwavering dedication to every client.

We have created a collision brochure with some information on navigating a personal injury claim when you have been in a motor vehicle collision.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Moustarah & Company
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Lawyer Edmonton
Call to book a consultation: 780-428-6565
Edmonton: 10150 100 St NW #400

9 Steps immediately following an accident

It is important to collect some evidence following your accident.

  • Get out of the way of traffic. It is possible that you may be hit again, so you may have to leave your vehicle where it is and get you and your passengers off the road.
  • Seek medical treatment for your injuries. Determine if anyone is hurt and call 911 if necessary.
  • If you deem your injuries to be not serious enough to call for emergency medical treatment, it is still wise to visit a doctor later to have them evaluate and document your injuries.
  • Report the accident to the police.
  • Get a copy of the police report.
  • Record the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  • Obtain the insurance and contact information of the other party – write it down! If possible, take pictures of their insurance and registration information.
  • Photograph the scene of the accident immediately. Doing this can avoid possible tampering with the evidence. (Potentially, the other party could attempt to misrepresent the facts of the case.)
  • Contact Moustarah & Company before talking to any insurance agent.

Car Accidents – Proving Fault

Even though you may be able to say, “the car accident was not my fault”, it is essential that we are able to prove the other driver caused the accident in order to succeed with a third-party liability claim. The police usually work to determine who is at fault. And your lawyer will work with the police, the insurance companies, and you to determine who is at fault. This is the first thing that needs to be down for a claim to be successful, and for you to get the compensation that you deserve.

As memory can fade over time, it is important that you write down all the details of the car crash as soon as possible after it happened. A personal injury lawyer from Moustarah & Company in Edmonton will work to assemble the evidence that proves that the other driver is liable. In many cases, this means that we must establish that the other driver violated the law.

Most newer vehicles have an Event Data Recorder installed. This device records data in your car much like the flight data recorder (or Black Box) in a commercial aircraft.  It is usually possible to retrieve information from before, during, and after the time of the crash; like time, speed, steering, acceleration, brake application, etc. Your lawyer at Moustarah & Company can analyze this information to help build your case before the courts.

What compensation can I expect to receive?

The amount you may receive in settlement varies based on the facts of your case. When valuing your case, we will examine all of your injuries, bills, expenses, and losses, as well as any pain and long-term effects created by your injuries.

Some of the recoverable damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and future loss of wages/earning capacity
  • Repair or replacement of your vehicle
  • Damage to or loss of any personal effects in your vehicle
  • Replacement cost of all children’s car seats
  • Medical expenses, including rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
  • Loss of housekeeping capacity
  • Costs of future care
  • Future expenses and losses

How long will it take to receive compensation?

The insurance company for the other party may attempt to settle your file quickly, in order to reduce the amount of money they pay you. A lawyer is there to protect your interests and stop the insurance company from bullying you. This may happen while you are still affected by your injuries and before your doctor can assess how your injuries may affect you in the future. Your doctor’s assessment is an important link in the process of determining your award.

Your personal injury lawyer will want to have a clear determination of the outcome of your injuries before a settlement amount is reached. This process may take some time, but it is well worth it.

Before you settle your claim, it is important to determine the full extent of the effects of your injuries and how it may affect your earning capacity and enjoyment of life in the future. Once your injury claim is settled, it is not possible to re-open your claim.

Uninsured drivers

It is a requirement in Alberta that all motorists have insurance on their vehicle. If the other driver does not have insurance, a claim for compensation can be made through the Motor Vehicle Accidents Claims Program of up to $200,000.00.

Hit and Run accidents

The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC) within your own insurance policy for up to $200,000. If you’re involved in a hit and run accident, There are still options available for you to receive compensation. This also includes when you cannot identify the person who caused your accident.

You are entitled to medical benefits and assistance for lost wages through the Accident Benefits provision in your own policy, no matter who is at fault. This may include up to $50,000 in medical and rehabilitation costs. Your own policy may also cover damage to your vehicle under your own Collision coverage. Talk with your own insurance company and they will tell you how much you are covered for. Your own insurance company is usually much easier to deal with, and they often want to work with you. Moustarah & Company can help talk with your own insurance company to ensure that you receive fair compensation.

Your lawyer at Moustarah & Company can assist you in navigating this process. Navigating this insurance process can be complex and intimidating, especially following a serious accident.

Some causes of car accidents

We have the experience to handle all types of Alberta motor vehicle collisions, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Failure to yield in an intersection
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Careless driving

Some common injuries in car accidents:

Moustarah motor vehicle injury lawyers

We have experience handling all types of claims and injuries, including:

  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Broken bones
  • Herniated discs
  • Back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cuts, contusions, and hematomas
  • Depression
  • Driving anxiety

First and foremost, know that you’re not alone. Moustarah & Company in Edmonton cares about you and will handle all the complex issues for you. They have extensive knowledge and unwavering dedication. Contact Moustarah & Company today.

What if I can’t afford to hire a personal injury lawyer? Will you still take my case?

If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid! We will not charge a fee until we win or settle your case. When you choose to hire Moustarah & Company to represent you in your negotiations with the insurance company, you don’t pay up front. Our legal fee is based upon a percentage/contingency of any money we get for you.

We invite you to contact our MVA personal injury lawyers in Edmonton today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Pedestrian Accidents | Motorcycle Accidents | Cyclist Accidents | Brain Injury | Other Personal Injuries

Moustarah & Company
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Lawyer Edmonton
Call to book a consultation: 780-428-6565
Edmonton: 10150 100 St NW #400

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