Bodily injury claims form the vast majority of our practice and we have practiced in it since the outset. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or another form of accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our lawyers have experience advancing a wide range of personal injury claims and would be happy to provide a free consultation over the phone or in person.
You do not pay a fee upfront or along the way: All personal injury clients pay our fees on a contingent basis – meaning that our fee is paid as a percentage of the settlement amount, but only after we get you that compensation. To be clear, we have an interest in ensuring you achieve the best compensation. However, we’ll always provide you correct, objective and clear advice on your legal position and your options.
Injury claims need proof, and our clients often don’t know where to start or how to finance the documents and medical evidence necessary to prove their case. We take on that expense while you’re injured by funding and requesting the necessary documents and evidence.
Resolute Law Group’s lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of injured people: adults and children; old and young; tradespeople, executives, professionals and students. We represent people from our hometown, as well as individuals all around the world who have been injured in Alberta or British Columbia.
Regardless of where you’re from, what you do or who you are, we treat all our clients as equals whose rights need to be protected and whose lives and lifestyles need to be preserved.
What can we do for you?
We have represented people suffering injuries ranging from whiplash to paralysis or brain injury, and take great pride in representing clients in actions involving a wide variety of causes. See some examples of our cases here.
What we can do for you is multifaceted:
- We gather and preserve your evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and fiercely advocate for you in your claim, whether that is a settlement a few months after being retained, or after arguing your case in the Courtroom. Many of our cases are settled prior to Court proceedings, and often we settle at court-alternative proceedings like mediation or Judicial Dispute Resolution – what is called JDR.
- We also guide you through the process of obtaining interim treatment and funding as well as getting you wage replacement benefits from various sources. In all our cases, we can help you find the funding you need in order to preserve your lifestyle while you’re out of work.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident our lawyers will advance your claim for compensation, and will act to preserve your evidence and protect your rights while you’re recovering.
With some of our lawyers and staff having been injured in motor vehicle accidents, we understand the pain, stress, and uncertainty that you may be experiencing. We will guide you through the process with compassion and ensure that you get compensation that is more than fair for your injuries and any economic losses.
Our lawyers bring a unique perspective to motor vehicle accident claims: we have both prosecuted and defended motor vehicle accident claims, so have considerable experience.
We also understand the tactics employed by motor vehicle insurers and defence lawyers – having been defence counsel in the past. Our knowledge base and effective strategies ensure our clients receive what we call “the high side of fair compensation”.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
A slip and fall accident can be life-altering in an instant. If you have been injured at property you don’t own, our lawyers can help you advance a claim for compensation.
We have experience representing individuals injured at grocery stores, hotels, and other commercial buildings as well as on private residential or even government property.
Slip and fall accidents can result in injuries ranging from sprains to paralysis and brain injury. Often there are multiple parties who are responsible, and their involvement is unknown without significant investigation.
Our lawyers can help you advance a claim and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
In addition to motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents, our lawyers have experience advancing claims in relation to other types of accidents. We have acted for individuals injured by:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Consumer product malfunctions
- Poor elevator maintenance
- Garage door malfunction
- Dog bites, assault, and various other accidents.
- If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault, please contact Resolute Law Group for a free consultation.
Why hire Resolute Law Group personal injury lawyers?
Our mission is to provide you objective and correct advice and representation. Many law firms represent only insurance companies or only injured people because they believe it’s a conflict of interest to see the other side of the equation. Most lawyers never step outside those bounds in their entire careers.
We believe that to get you the best result, you need the right advice and the right representation. That means we tell our clients the way things are, not just tell them what they want to hear.
Our history as a firm contains experience working with most of the very insurers who are now on the other side of our injured clients. We also continue a small practice advising self-insured retailers and Lloyd’s of London syndicates on matters that generally do not involve motor vehicle accidents. In this way, we know what insurers will do, we know their tactics, needs and disposition, and can anticipate their movements and strategies on your behalf. Our mission is to use our knowledge and unique understand to get you the best result – the “high side of fair”.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM IN ALBERTA?
In Alberta, injured individuals must settle their claim or commence a lawsuit within two years of the date they knew they became injured. If you do not settle your claim or commence a lawsuit within those two years, then your claim will be barred, and you will not be entitled to any compensation.
This applies even if you have been discussing settlement with an insurer or you have sent them document and information.
There are some exceptions and this does not constitute legal advice – you really should seek qualified counsel in order to understand whether a limitation is effecting your claim. If you have been injured, please contact Resolute Law Group immediately for a free consultation.
IS MY ALBERTA MVA CLAIM ‘CAPPED’?
In an Alberta motor vehicle accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may tell you your injuries are ‘capped’ by the Minor Injury Regulation and that your maximum claim is around $5,000.
Since 2004, “The Cap” has been eroded and clarified by the Alberta Courts. If you’re on our website, it’s probably because you’ve been injured far beyond the scope of “The Cap”. There are many factors that determine whether injuries from a motor vehicle accident are limited and the Cap also doesn’t apply to most financial losses.
If your injuries are not capped by the Minor Injury Regulation you may be entitled to significantly more compensation. Our lawyers are happy to speak with you about your claim and may be able to get you significantly more compensation, even if the insurer told you the claim is capped.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the first step is to ensure life safety.
The next step is to seek medical treatment – call emergency services, see your family doctor or attend a clinic/hospital for treatment as soon as you can. If you have any doubt, seek out qualified medical care.
If your injuries allow it, you should gather information on other drivers, passengers, and witnesses on scene. The most important aspect is to get the names, driver’s licences, license plate numbers, and insurance information from the other driver, and if there are witnesses ask them if they will provide their name and contact details.
Often the police, EMS or Firefighters will attend an accident, but if not, a picture on a cell-phone of ID, insurance papers and licence plates should suffice. You should also take pictures of damage to all vehicles, intersection or road conditions and the placement of vehicles post-accident if possible and your injuries allow it.
In the days following the accident you should report the accident to your insurance company – you likely have accident benefits that can assist you in getting treatment, and you may need to access your property insurance to get a rental car and get your car repaired. If the police did not attend the scene of the accident, you should report the accident to the police.
You may be contacted by the insurance company of the other driver. You do not have to speak to representatives of the other driver. Resolute Law Group recommends you consult a lawyer prior to speaking with the other driver or their insurer. If you do not have collision coverage to pay for your car’s damage the other insurer may help you, but may want more information about the accident than you need to give.
If you have been injured as a result of the accident you should contact a lawyer to discuss advancing a claim for compensation. Our lawyers are happy to provide a free consultation if you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
WHAT IF I WAS INVOLVED IN A HIT AND RUN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, you may still be able to advance a claim for compensation, but your time to consult a lawyer and advance a claim is very short.
Even if you do not know the identify of the person who hit you, you can obtain compensation. However, the timelines are strict and most people find the process complicated and daunting.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a hit and run accident you should contact a lawyer immediately. Resolute Law Group can provide you a free consultation.
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
There are many factors that determine how much compensation you may get. Some factors are
- were you liable for the accident;
- what kind of injuries did you suffer;
- what type of treatment you attended;
- your doctor’s diagnosis;
- how long did you attend treatment;
- did you pay for some of your own medical expenses;
- were you provided wage loss benefits by a disability or car insurer;
- how long were you unable to work; and
- a lot more.
Our lawyers have successfully advanced hundreds of claims and have a sophisticated understanding of the what compensation you might get. Our goal is to get you the largest settlement amount that is reasonable in the circumstances – we like to call it “the high side of fair”.
WHAT TREATMENT SHOULD I SEEK FOR MY INJURY?
If you have been injured, you should attend a hospital if you require immediate treatment. If your injuries are stable, you should seek treatment with your family doctor; if you don’t have one, you should consider attending a walk-in clinic to see a qualified medical doctor.
It is also important that you follow all recommendations provided by your doctors. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, your insurer may suggest you attend a “preferred provider” of physiotherapy treatment.
Motor Vehicle insurers in Alberta and BC are required to pay for some rehabilitation and treatment through the “Section B” accident benefits that apply to all insurance policies in Alberta.
There are some limits to the treatment payable under your policy. What is more common however is that insurers provide their own insureds very limited or incomplete information about their entitlement to benefits. Your treatment benefits are a legal matter for which you will probably want professional advice. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, or have employment benefits through work, having a legal professional help you to explain and access those benefits is very worthwhile.
If you have questions about your entitlement to treatment you can contact Resolute Law Group for a free consultation.