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Injury Law

We have over 20 years of experience successfully representing people who have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. We are dedicated, compassionate and hard-working. We continuously strive to  get the best results for our clients.

We offer:

  • A free consultation regarding your claim

  • No fees are paid by you until your claim is settled

  • We pay all disbursements up front, including filing fees and expert reports  


Car Accidents

Car accidents are unexpected, traumatic events that can lead to serious injuries. The development of symptoms can sometimes be delayed. You may not suffer pain immediately after the accident, but begin to experience symptoms over the next several days or weeks. If you are involved in an accident with another vehicle, you should take the following steps:

  • Call  911 to report the accident to the Police;

  • Exchange insurance information with the other driver;

  • Identify any witnesses at the accident scene and ask them for their name and contact information;

  • Take photos of the accident scene, including pictures of your vehicle, the other vehicle, license plates, the street view and any road signs;

  • File a Police report;

  • Notify your insurer of the accident; and

  • Immediately contact our office.

It is extremely important to gather evidence of the accident and your injuries. We frequently use accident reconstruction experts to attend at the accident scene to gather and preserve evidence necessary to prove your claim. If you have been injured in a car accident, we can help. Please contact our office to discuss your claim.       


Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to the negligent actions of other motorists as motorcycle riders are 13.5 times more likely to die in a traffic collisions when compared to automobile drivers. Murray Bodnaruk is an avid motorcycle rider and understands firsthand the dangers of riding a motorcycle on the city streets and provincial highways. Whenever there is an accident involving a motorcycle, there is high risk of serious injury or death for the rider. The greatest vulnerability for motorcycle riders is at any intersection.  The most common accidents involving motorcycles occur when another vehicle turns left in directly in front of an oncoming motorcycle or when a motorcycle is struck from behind while stopped at an intersection. Motorcyclists are also at risk when another motorist changes lanes into a traffic lane already occupied by a motorcycle. If you are involved in an accident while riding motorcycle, you should remove yourself from the roadway as quickly as possible to protect yourself from further injury by other motorists. If you or a family member has suffered serious injuries as the result of a motorcycle accident, please contact our office at your earliest opportunity. We offer free at-home consultations upon request.       


Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are usually described as accidents involving heavy trucks (one with a gross vehicle weight greater than 12,000 pounds (26,400 kg). While most operators are responsible drivers, truck accidents still occur due to negligence. Nearly 2,000 Canadians are killed each year and another 10,000 are seriously injured in collisions involving a heavy truck. Even on a per-distance-traveled basis, large trucks have a fatality rate which is double the rate for all other vehicles.

When there is an accident involving a large truck, there are a number of complex issues  that need to be reviewed by our office, including vehicle maintenance, mechanical inspection, licensing and driver safety, and other relevant regulations. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a large truck, please contact our office to arrange a free consultation.    


Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle riders are like the late comedian, Rodney Dangerfield.  They get no respect. Cycling for leisure as well as commuting to work has become increasingly popular. More than 200,000 Canadians cycle to work each day. According to Statistics Canada, an average of 74 Canadians deaths occur each year as a result of bicycle accidents. Approximately 7,500 Canadian cyclists are seriously injured each year. Most bicycle accidents occur during the afternoon rush hour.

Cyclists are more likely to be injured or killed at an intersection or at a location where there are traffic signals or other traffic control signs. One third of cyclists who are killed were struck by a vehicle in the dark. Almost two-thirds of cyclist deaths from traffic crashes occur on city roads, with a speed limit up to 70 km/h. The remainder occur on rural roads with a speed limit of 80 km/h or higher. If you have been injured in a cycling accident, we recommend that you contact our office at your earliest opportunity, to allow us to conduct an appropriate investigation of the accident scene.   


Pedestrian Accidents

On average, at least one pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle in Calgary each day. Over the past 10 years there has been more than 3,800 pedestrian accidents in Calgary, resulting in over 3,300 injuries and 95 deaths. In more than 50% of those accidents, police determined the pedestrian had the right of way. Pedestrians account for 15% of motor vehicle-related deaths and 14% of serious motor vehicle-related injuries. Studies indicate that pedestrians have a 90% chance of survival when struck by a vehicle traveling 30 km/h, compared to a less than 50% chance of survival when struck by a vehicle is traveling 45 km/h. A pedestrian often suffers multiple, devastating impacts during a collision: the initial impact with the vehicle, being tossed onto the hood or roof of the vehicle, and falling onto the road surface when the vehicle brakes. In some cases, the victim is also run over by the motor vehicle. If you or a family member has been injured in a vehicle/pedestrian accident, we can help.