A motor vehicle accident, however minor, is anyone’s worst nightmare. Even a small injury can leave you out of pocket. In Alberta, the law allows for you to claim some benefits from your insurer, regardless of who is at fault in the accident. This is known as your Statutory Accidents Benefits Coverage.
Even if you are at fault in the accident, you are entitled to claim some or all of your medical bills and lost earnings that come as a direct result of the crash. KMSC Law is an Alberta personal injury law firm that can help you to navigate the complex and bureaucratic world of the insurance companies, to win the accidents benefits claim that you are entitled to.
What Accident Benefits Are You Entitled To In Alberta?
Accident benefits are not available everywhere in the world, but in Alberta the law allows you the following entitlements:
Wage Loss Coverage: You are entitled to claim up to 80% of your gross income, though this is capped at a maximum of $400 a week.
Medical Expenses: You can claim back healthcare and medical expenses that are a direct result of your motor vehicle accident, and there must be evidence supplied by a healthcare practitioner. Services and supplies needed for your recovery can be claimed, and are capped at $50,000 per injured person.
Other Benefits: Other accident benefits claims that you are entitled to in Alberta include caregiver benefits, housekeeping benefits, death and funeral benefits, and more. At KMSC Law we can help you to understand, and gain access to all of the benefits that you are entitled to receive.
How To Claim Accident Benefits In Alberta?
In order to make a claim for accident benefits, it is important that you notify the insurance company with which it concerns immediately after the motor incident. Complete all of the application forms that you need to, and seek medical attention for any injuries that you have sustained. A formal statement may be required in which you give your full recollection of the event. It is advisable to contact an attorney to work with you during every step of the process.
Why Work With An Attorney When Claiming Accidents Benefits?
KMSC Law operate in the Peace Region of Alberta, and we are intimately familiar with Alberta law and policy, which we can utilize to gain you full access to the accidents benefits that you are entitled to. Insurance companies can sometimes be deliberately misleading and vague when it comes to your accidents benefits, the caps that are in place, and the amount that you are entitled to.
Like most areas of motor vehicle law, it is not always as easy as you might think to make a claim, or to receive the compensation that you deserve, and that you need in order to get your life back on track. Working with a personal injury lawyer in Alberta, will help you to make a stress free claim that leads to the maximum in benefits. We work to protect your rights whatever it takes, and are fully equipped to take your case to court if an agreement is not made with the insurer. We are on your side from beginning to end.