Five Myths About Being In A Car Accident

Getting hurt in a car accident in Alberta can be a terrible thing to go through, but trying to get paid for your injuries can be even more stressful. Putting in a claim for insurance can be a confusing and difficult process. To make things worse, you may be at a disadvantage if you act based on some false beliefs about car accidents. Even though family and friends want to help, if they don’t have experience in the field of personal injury law, their advice might not always help.

An experienced personal injury lawyer in Alberta can help clear up some of the misunderstanding and help you during the claim process. It is helpful to bust some popular myths about being in a car accident.

Myth 1: Lawyers are too expensive

Most personal injury lawyers who act for car accident victims work on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay them if they win your case and they get you money. Instead of paying up front or giving a fee, your lawyer will take a percentage of the money you recover for your accident injuries. The percentage a personal injury lawyer charges can range from 25 to 40 percent if you are involved in a car accident.

Myth 2: My insurance company will help me take care of my claim

The goal of all insurance companies is to make money. Your claim gets in the way of this goal, so adjusters will do everything they can to find reasons to reject or pay as little as possible. No matter how nice an insurance adjuster may seem, they have their employers best interest in mind.

Myth 4: I can handle the process of making a claim on my own

Even though it seems like all you have to do is fill out a few forms, making a claim for an accident can be difficult. The Minor Injury Regulations in Alberta along with the complicated case law governs what type of compensation you may be entitled to. The insurance company will fight your claim from every angle, so if you don’t have a lawyer to fight for you, you risk not being properly compensated for your injuries.

Myth #5: The collision report will show who is at fault

When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, they will fill out the collision report with basic information like the location, date, time, cars involved, and other details. Since they did not see the accident happen, the Police sometimes make mistakes with who may be at fault for the accident. You will need to show that the other driver was careless in order to advance an injury claim. An experienced injury lawyer can help you with proving your case.

Contact Limitless Law today if you or someone you know was injured in an automobile accident. Our experienced lawyers can help if you are trying to navigate through the insurance process.