If you have been injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, you are very likely to be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is because passengers in a motor vehicle accident have a much easier time than drivers when making an injury claim. Passengers generally do not have to prove liability as most accidents happen because of a driver’s fault. However, it is still necessary to consult an experienced Alberta personal injury lawyer at the Accident Lawyers because several issues may arise during the claim for compensation. Our Edmonton injury lawyer or our Calgary injury lawyer will be able to deal with these issues on your behalf.
One issue that comes up often is a situation where there is contributory negligence by the passenger. If you contributed to your injuries by, for example, not wearing a seat belt, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. Our Edmonton injury lawyer can ensure that your compensation is not decreased unfairly because of your contributory negligence.
If you feel reluctant to make a claim for your injuries because the negligent driver was a friend or a relative, you do not need to feel this way. In Alberta, all registered vehicles have mandatory insurance. Every registered vehicle owner pays into their insurance schemes every month or annually to ensure that there are funds to compensate victims of motor vehicle accidents when needed. Therefore, when you make a claim, it is the insurance that pays you, not your relative or a friend. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries when you are a passenger in a car accident and insurance schemes are set up for that exact reason. If you do not make a claim for your injuries, you only benefit the insurance companies. Contact our Alberta injury lawyer to help you with your claim.
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