When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Alberta?

Accidents and injuries happen every day. Whether someone slips on ice in a parking lot, falls because of a wet store floor, is bitten by a dog, involved in a car accident, or trips on an uneven sidewalk – there are many different types of accidents and injuries.


Some personal injury cases can occur on public property, some may be on private property. In some situations, you may know who is at fault (ie. if you slipped on water inside a store), while in other cases, who is responsible may not be clear.

In addition, injuries may be immediate, but sometimes, it might seem like the person who had the accident is uninjured (they might be, but the injury might make itself noticeable a while later – like a concussion). 

So, herein lies the million-dollar question: WHEN should I hire a Personal Injury Lawyer? What circumstances make this a necessary step? 

If You’ve Suffered a Personal Injury

If you’ve experienced a personal injury, you should consider connecting with a Personal Injury Lawyer. What exactly qualifies as a personal injury? After all, that’s a pretty broad term. 

One resource is the “Our Services” page on our website, where you’ll find various types of accidents and injuries listed, which we can help. The following is a short list of potential injuries that may qualify as a personal injury (though there can also be others not included in this list):

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Animal bites
  • Slip and Fall accidents
  • Cycling accidents
  • Farm accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Becoming a victim of a violent crime

If you’ve gone through an accident or an injury, the best time to look into hiring a personal injury Lawyer is as soon as possible. This is because, depending on your specific situation, you may be on the clock for how much time you have to collect important evidence and file a case. 

If You’re Not Sure About Compensation

If you aren’t sure whether your case qualifies you for compensation, you definitely need to talk to a lawyer. You don’t want to assume that you aren’t eligible for anything or that any offers you may have received are reasonable (often, people receive low-ball offers and don’t realize the amount for which they’re actually eligible). 


This is where our free, no-obligation consultations come in. If you connect with McGuiness Law and give us the details of your case, we can let you know if you should be compensated (or if any settlement offers you have received are reasonable or not). 

You are not at all obligated to work with us after your free consultation. And if it turns out that you’re not eligible for compensation or that you’ve already received good offers, we will tell you exactly that and will advise you not to work with a lawyer. 

If You’re Dealing with Medical Care Expenses

If you were in an accident that resulted in injuries for which you now need medical care, you need to be talking to a lawyer. If your health insurance doesn’t cover all of your medical care costs, you want to ensure you’ll receive compensation for your current and future expenses.

In this category, we’re not only speaking of actual medical costs but also the cost of the pain and suffering, the lost income, and other life-altering impacts due to your accident injuries. Perhaps you were in a car accident that has now resulted in a fear of driving, which greatly reduces your quality of life and ability to drive to and from work (and earn a living). All of these factors, and more, will be considered. 


Connect with McGuiness Law

If you’ve experienced any kind of minor or major injuries, emotional trauma, medical costs that go beyond your insurance coverage, or pain and suffering, it is our advice that you get in touch with a good Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. 

“Honesty” and “integrity” are not always the words that come to mind when people think “lawyer,” but these are the principles on which we base our work at McGuiness Law. We are passionate, determined experts in our field who stand up for our clients and work hard to ensure that they are heard and treated fairly. 

If you would like to connect with us to make use of our free consultation, please call us toll-free at 1-833-585-4145, or use our website’s contact form to get in touch.