In 2004, the Government of Alberta passed legislation which put a cap on minor injuries. This cap allows for a maximum of $4,000 (which has since increased with inflation) for pain and suffering damages for injuries that are deemed minor as defined by the Minor Injury Regulation and which has been further clarified by the Alberta Courts.
At Roy E. Link Law Office, we will ensure you get a fair value for your pain and suffering from the bodily injury adjuster. Many adjusters will tell accident victims that they sustained a minor injury because they were diagnosed with a WAD I or II (whiplash associated disorder grade I or II). While this is true for some people diagnosed as WAD I and II, it is not true for all. In addition to your claim for pain and suffering, you may also be able to claim for past and future loss of income, past and future loss of housekeeping, future cost of care, loss of income earning capacity, special damages, pre-judgment interest and other “in trust” claims.
We recommend that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible after the accident, before you speak with the bodily injury adjuster. The bodily injury adjuster’s interest is to resolve your claim at the least possible expense to the insurance company. You should not expect the adjuster to go out of his/her way to identify all of your compensable losses. At Roy E. Link Law Office we can level the playing field and establish under which heads of damages you are entitled to compensation.
Over the past 30 years, Roy E. Link Law Office has managed hundreds of personal injury claims for car accident victims and their families. We have successfully obtained considerable compensation for numerous clients for the following injuries: spine, brain, back, neck, and soft tissue injuries. If you have been in a car accident, contact our office for a free initial consultation.
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