Personal Injury Lawyers Calgary

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Sidhu Personal Injury Lawyers Calgary helps clients navigate the legal system and get fair compensation. With a strong track record and a passion for law and justice, we provide unwavering support to our clients during recovery.

Our law firm’s team of independent lawyers in Calgary brings together diverse law backgrounds. We provide the right expertise and skills to meet your legal needs on a contingency basis, protect your well-being, and regain the quality of your life after a personal injury.

What We Do Best

Our personal injury law firm has a proven track record of recognizing the uniqueness of each personal injury claim and providing tailored legal strategies to win law cases. 

Our personal injury lawyers Calgary provide comprehensive legal support for various personal injury claims, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability cases. We build strong cases to secure maximum client settlement and fight for the rights of those wronged.

Areas Of Legal Practice

In recent years, Calgary has witnessed a concerning rise in motor vehicle accident stats, which reflects a broader trend across Canada. These incidents not only result in physical injuries but also create significant legal challenges for those involved. 

Despite ongoing efforts by federal, provincial, and territorial governments to improve road safety, Transport Canada’s National Collision Database (NCDB) saw increased fatalities, serious personal injury incidents, and total injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents.

In 2021 alone:

  • The number of motor vehicle fatalities reached 1,768, marking a 1.3% increase from the previous year (with 1,746)
  • Serious injuries climbed to 8,185, representing a 4% rise than 2020 (with 7,868).
  • Total injuries surged to 108,018, reflecting a 3.6% increase from the previous year (with 104,286).

 

While these numbers highlight the urgency of road safety initiatives, they also emphasize the crucial role of legal counsel for accident victims. Sidhu Personal Injury Lawyers—Calgary understands the complexities of motor vehicle accident cases, and we’re committed to advocating for your rights.

Our Calgary personal injury lawyers recognize the importance of legal representation in navigating the aftermath of motor accidents, particularly in light of these alarming statistics. Here’s what we can offer: 

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Bicycle Accident Lawyer Calgary

Bicycle accidents lead to a range of injuries, including head injury, fractures, dislocations, road rash, internal injury, spinal cord injury, and psychological trauma. In bicycle accidents, victims can experience long-lasting physical, emotional, and economic challenges.

Car Accident Lawyer Calgary

If you suffer from a personal injury from an auto accident due to distracted driving or impaired driving, a car accident attorney can help you hold negligent drivers accountable and negotiate with an uncooperative insurance company. In cases of a fatal car accident, an attorney can pursue wrongful death settlement or defend against charges.

Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Calgary

After a motor vehicle collision, you may face significant expenses for injuries like broken bones, road rash, and a traumatic brain injury, which a health insurance company may not pay for. A motorcycle personal injury lawyer can file an accident claim, handle legal proceedings, and assist the family in seeking funeral expenses in fatal accidents.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Calgary

A Calgary pedestrian accident lawyer offers immediate legal assistance to victims. We help navigate inadequate settlement offers from an insurance company and advise on fair options. Missing the strict filing deadlines in Alberta can result in loss of compensation rights. A Calgary personal injury lawyer files in a timely manner and allows victims to focus on recovery.

Truck Accident Lawyer Calgary

Calgary’s truck accident lawyers specialize in jackknife and wide-turn accidents and assist victims in pursuing compensation for various damages. We build strong cases by establishing liability and proving negligence with gathered evidence. Our personal injury lawyers Calgary negotiate with large insurance companies to secure a maximum compensation that covers lost wages, pain suffered, property damage, and wrongful death.

Boat Accident Lawyer

A boat accident lawyer helps victims secure compensation and justice. We possess legal expertise in maritime law, evaluate the case’s strength, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and provide representation in court. We handle legal paperwork, protect rights, and offer emotional support, reducing stress and anxiety.

What is Premises Liability? 

If you or your family member is injured on someone else’s property, you might be eligible for compensation from the property owner. Premises liability law outlines the conditions for making a claim, what you need to prove, and the compensation you can seek.

Here are situations where you can pursue a premises liability case: 

  • Slips and fall incidents
  • Lack of adequate security within the property 
  • Injuries from elevators or escalators
  • Accidents in amusement parks
  • Swimming pool-related injuries
  • Poorly maintained properties
  • Animal attacks
  • Injuries sustained in restaurants or retail stores

If you find yourself injured in these circumstances or similar ones while on another person’s property, don’t hesitate to consult our law firm to understand your legal recourse. 

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Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Calgary

Slip and fall accidents are inevitable and may include wet floor accidents, uneven surface accidents, and tripping accidents caused by obstacles in the path of travel. If you have a slip and fall accident, hiring a lawyer may be necessary, depending on the severity of the injury you suffered and the accident circumstances.

Compensations to Expect in a Premises Liability Claim 

If your premises liability claim is successful, you deserve compensation for all injuries resulting from the property owner’s negligence. This compensation may cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages due to injury-related inability to work
  • Damages for pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress stemming from the incident

In cases of fatal accidents, surviving loved ones may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation if the property owner is deemed liable under premises liability law.

Personal injuries can be as serious as brain injury, spine injury, dog bite injury, and any recreational or catastrophic injury. There are many personal injury cases across Canada, and here are some reports: 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year in Canada, more than 20,000 individuals require hospitalization and legal action due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which involves a spectrum from mild to severe cases, including concussions. According to Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada, governments, stakeholders, and healthcare professionals have made significant efforts in recent years to enhance education and awareness surrounding TBI, with a particular focus on concussions.

  • Between 2002 and 2016, around 235,471 injury-related deaths occurred in Canada, with approximately 53,200 (22.6%) linked to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • From 2006-07 to 2017-18, there were 399,376 hospitalizations for head injuries, with 63% involving males. Hospitalization trends for head injuries showed a slight increase for females and a slight decrease for males.
  • From 2002-03 to 2017-18, there are 5,074,239 emergency department (ED) visits for head injuries. TBI-related ED visits have been on the rise since 2009–10 for both genders

Spine Injury

Paraplegia and Quadriplegia are severe spinal cord injuries without a cure. These injuries can drastically affect your quality of life, especially when combined with financial struggles. Canada experiences a significant number of spinal cord injury accidents, with nearly 35 individuals per million population affected annually. 

Statistics indicate that around 900 Canadians suffer severe spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia, each year. On average, approximately 80% of clients referred to various spinal injury treatment centers annually are male.

  • Car accidents are the leading cause of the vast majority of spinal cord injuries, directly or indirectly accounting for 35% of cases. 
  • Falls and slips follow closely, causing 16.5% of these injuries. 
  • Medical malpractice, sports, and diving-related injuries contribute 10.8%, 6.7%, and 5.3% of spinal cord injury cases, respectively.

Catastrophic Injury

  • In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 200,955 deaths from unintentional injuries. 
  • In 2018, there were 24.8 million visits to physician offices and 97.9 million visits to emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. 

These figures are concerning, especially since they’re on the rise. The rate of unintentional injury deaths has been steadily increasing over the past few years, a trend expected to continue as our population grows and technology dependence increases.

Dog Bite Injury

According to the Government of Canada report, most dog bite injuries occurred among 5-9-year-olds, with boys accounting for nearly 58% of cases. Most incidents occurred during summer evenings, the most common time being between 4 and 8 p.m. The victim’s or another home was the primary location of these injuries. 

Surprisingly, most injuries occurred without direct interaction with the dog. Many patients required only advice or minor treatment, while around 37% needed medical attention after leaving the emergency room. Bites were the most common type of injury, with the face being the most frequently affected body part.

Recreational Injury

Between October 1, 2016, and January 11, 2024, 4,376 sledding/tobogganing-related injuries were recorded in the CHIRPP database, equating to 556.0 cases per 100,000 records. 

  • The average age of those injured was 10.0 years, with males accounting for 54.4% of cases. 
  • Children aged 5 to 9 years accounted for nearly half of all cases at 43.6%.
  • 7.5% (327 cases) of those injured reported wearing safety equipment during the incident.

Nursing Home Abuse 

Around 10% of Canadian women and 5% of Canadian men aged 65 and older reside in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and personal care homes. Forms of institutional abuse include physical, emotional/verbal, financial, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect. Systemic abuse, which involves neglect, sub-standard care, and dignity violations, is also prevalent. These scenarios can be grounds for nursing home abuse claims or lawsuits. 

A study surveyed over 1,600 nurses and nursing assistants. Almost a third reported witnessing:

  • Rough handling of patients
  • Medical negligence 
  • Verbal abuse, including yelling or swearing
  • Embarrassing comments directed at patients
  • 10% witnessed medical and other professionals physically assaulting patients

We Have the Right Lawyer For Your Needs 

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Brain Injury Lawyer

A brain injury lawyer handles cases involving concussions, contusions, diffuse axonal injury, and traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages. Falls, motor accidents, and violence are common causes of brain injury. These cases involve economic and long-term costs, as well as non-economic damages. Our personal injury lawyers collect evidence and present a compelling law case.


Spine Injury Lawyer

A spine injury lawyer specializes in cases involving whiplash, herniated discs, and chronic back injuries. These suffered injuries can result from automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace incidents, sports injury, or medical malpractice.


Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic injuries are severe, long-term, disabling or fatal injuries that can occur in various settings. Examples include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burns from a car accident. Our services involve no legal fees, a payment upon winning your case, and a free consultation.


Dog Bite Lawyer in Calgary

Our lawyer services specialize in dog bite settlements, helping victims of dog attacks seek maximum compensation for their injury and losses. In Alberta, where dog owners are strictly liable for their dogs’ behaviour, we assist in proving the attack and injuries sustained and establishing the dog owner’s responsibility. We handle cases involving puncture wounds, lacerations, infections, and emotional injury.

Recreational Injury Lawyer Calgary

Our lawyer services specialize in recreational personal injury cases in various activities, including sports like hockey, skiing, sledding, tobogganing, and rugby. We handle cases involving sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, abrasions, concussions, frostbite, and dislocations.


Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Our lawyers work tirelessly to help families and friends protect their loved ones by recognizing the signs and indicators of nursing home abuse. We provide information on the red flags of abuse, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation. 

With our combined experience from law school to handling actual cases, our Calgary personal injury attorneys can also handle other legal cases and represent you in court for fair judgment and maximum settlement: We cater to various circumstances, such as: 

  • Insurance Claims: An insurance claim is when a policyholder asks their insurance company for coverage or compensation for a covered loss or event. The insurance company reviews and approves the claim and pays the insured or an approved party on their behalf.
  • DUI Offense Assistance: The Criminal Law bans driving impaired by drugs, alcohol, or both. Penalties vary from a mandatory minimum fine to life imprisonment, depending on the seriousness of the offence.
  • Tort Claims: Tort claims seek compensation for wrongful acts in civil court. They’re usually filed by victims who’ve suffered personal injury due to someone else’s wrongdoing, which can cause physical, emotional, psychological, or financial harm.
  • Contributory Negligence: It occurs when the plaintiff doesn’t take reasonable care for their safety. The plaintiff is the party bringing the case against another party (the defendant). If the plaintiff’s actions made an incident more likely, contributory negligence can prevent them from receiving compensation or reduce the amount they get. Defendants often use contributory negligence as a defense.

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Insurance Claims Lawyer

Our insurance claims lawyer specializes in navigating insurance complexities and supporting policyholders facing challenges. Whether it’s accident claim denials, coverage ambiguities, entitlement disputes, or issues related to property insurance, casualty claims, life insurance, health and disability claims, or automobile insurance claims, we offer specialized legal assistance to help you navigate these complexities.

Legal Help for DUI Offenses: Drinking and Driving Lawyer

Our law firm handles various types of DUI (Driving Under The Influence) cases, including first-time offences, multiple offences, aggravated DUIs, underage DUIs, and DUIs for commercial drivers. With the potential for long-term consequences, especially if it involves a car accident, our impaired driving lawyers are here to navigate the complexities of criminal and personal injury law.

Contributory Negligence in Accident Lawyer

Contributory negligence occurs when an injured party’s negligence contributes to the harm they suffered. In situations like a car accident at an intersection, a slip and fall at a shopping mall, or a bicycle accident, it can affect your potential compensation if you were partially at fault for causing your personal injury.

Personal Injury Claim Lawyer

Our legal services cover an extensive range of cases, including bicycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, a car accident, a slip and fall injury, a brain injury, dog attacks, nursing home abuse, and a catastrophic injury.

Tort Claims Calgary

A tort claim depends on proving the other party’s fault and the resulting damages from their actions. Our team handles various tort claims and cases involving personal injury, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, and product liability.

Special Damages

Special damages address individual losses, while punitive damages punish severe misconduct and deter future behaviour. Compensatory damages restore the plaintiff to wholeness, including economic and non-economic losses. Our Calgary injury lawyers navigate these complexities to secure appropriate compensation for our client’s serious personal injury claims and act in their best interests.

How Our Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Initial Consultation

Our Calgary Personal Injury Lawyers will assess your case’s merits and provide sound legal advice on a contingency fee basis. Here’s why you need to hire a personal injury lawyer early on:

  • Investigation. Most lawyers conduct a comprehensive investigation, gathering evidence, reviewing car accident reports, interviewing expert witnesses, and evaluating the extent of damages incurred.
  • Legal Strategy. Develop a customized legal strategy considering your case’s unique circumstances to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Negotiation. Contact and negotiate with the insurance company or the opposing party to seek a fair settlement so that you are fairly compensated for your losses.
  • Filing a Lawsuit. If negotiations fail, the personal injury lawyer initiates the formal legal process by filing a lawsuit to represent you. 
  • Settlement Talks. Resort to alternative methods for dispute resolution, such as settlement or mediation talks, to resolve outside court.
  • Trial Preparation. Thoroughly prepare for personal injury litigation process, compiling compelling evidence, organizing witness lists, and crafting persuasive legal arguments if a litigation becomes necessary.
  • Trial. Present your case before a judge and potentially a jury, with the attorney skillfully advocating.
  • Verdict and Settlement. Receive a ruling from the Supreme Court following a trial or negotiate a settlement if the case resolves before trial.
  • Appeals (if applicable). Our team addresses appeals and post-trial motions to protect your interests when the case outcome or settlement is under dispute.

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Let's Discuss Your Personal Injury Case

As one the trusted personal injury law firms in Canada, our Personal Injury Attorney advocate for the rights of our injured clients, navigate the complex personal injury law, plan alternative dispute resolution, and negotiate with insurance companies to maximize the chances of obtaining fair and just financial compensation. Our knowledge, dedication, and deep understanding of the law society ensure that every injured person can seek justice and have the best possible trial experience. Contact us today and get your free initial consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The primary goal of injury lawyers specializing in medical malpractice law is to represent individuals who have suffered harm due to medical negligence or malpractice. In dealing with medical malpractice law, our medical malpractice lawyers provide legal guidance, file a police report, investigate medical cases, and build solid personal injury claims to achieve maximum compensation for their clients while in recovery. 

If you experienced a motor vehicle accident injury or another incident covered by insurance, the insurance firm of the at-fault party is usually involved in the fatality claims process. Your personal injury lawyer will have a collaborative approach with the insurance firm on your behalf to arrive at a fair settlement or, if necessary, pursue (commercial) litigation to ensure they pay and your rights are protected.

Provincial and territorial legislation and common law principles govern Personal injury law in Canada. Here are the primary sources of law that govern personal injury cases:

  • Provincial and Territorial Legislation
  • Civil Code and Common Law
  • Precedents and Case Law
  • Insurance Policies

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