If you have sustained injuries from an accident you may be asking yourself where and how to start looking for a personal injury lawyer in Edmonton. As an accident victim you are already suffering from the pain of your injuries, coping with getting the right medical treatment and dealing with insurance adjusters. It can get overwhelming, very quickly. Knowing that you have a personal injury lawyer that you can trust to explain what’s going on and help you through the process can make it much easier to focus on your recovery.
A good lawyer will have dealt with your type of injury before and has the experience to guide you through the claims process. Continue reading
In a recent blog post, we discussed how credibility is key in personal injury actions. In this blog post, we explore this further by citing examples where a plaintiff’s credibility has been seriously compromised by video surveillance.
Video Surveillance and Privacy Rights
Video surveillance seems to be especially prevalent in cases involving claims for chronic pain because the reporting of chronic pain to medical professionals is often seen by insurance adjusters to be “subjective,” and thus subject to challenge. It is not uncommon for the defendant’s insurer to hire a private investigator to “tail” the plaintiff and video their daily activities in search of evidence that may compromise the plaintiff’s claims of impairment. Continue reading
How trustworthy or credible you appear will almost always have an impact on how an insurance adjuster treats your file and (if your case goes to court) how a judge will assess your damages. Continue reading