Accident Rights – S1 E10

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Episode Summary

What are common mistakes made after a car accident occurs? A personal injury lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP answers this question and more on Accident Rights on CHQR Calgary.

Listen below to find out your next best steps and how to get proper compensation on Accident Rights, the province’s only show dedicated to rights for individuals seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta.

When you need a disability lawyer in Alberta,  or a personal injury lawyer, Sivan and the team can get you the advice you need, and the compensation you deserve.

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Show Notes

  • Pedestrian injured in collision with a vehicle: Severe injuries are possible for pedestrians struck by a vehicle. Some injuries can lead to an inability to work. Pedestrians who are unsure of their rights and whether or not they are at fault should speak to a personal injury lawyer. Pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right of way and drivers are obligated to yield. In most cases, pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Failing to document elements of an accident: A very common mistake made by people involved in a car accident is not to record all elements of the incident. Individuals should take pictures of all elements at the scene of the accident, as well as all parties involved. As fault can affect how much compensation an individual is owed, it is important to have all proof and evidence of the occurrence. Due to the traumatic nature of an accident, it is not uncommon for individuals to have vague memories of the incident.
  • Speaking to a medical professional: Individuals might not be aware of the extent of their injuries after a car accident occurs. It is vital for anyone involved to seek immediate medical attention. Some injuries can become severe and need extensive rehabilitation and treatment. In order to claim appropriate compensation such as pain and suffering, potential income loss replacement, etc., it is necessary to categorize the extent of injuries.
  • No longer mobile after a car accident: For individuals injured severely in an accident, there are many benefits available. Compensation can include pain and suffering, income loss, rehabilitation etc. A personal injury lawyer can ensure claimants have a cost of living calculation if extra care and renovations are needed, such as accessibility updates.

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