Nelson Osamudiamen

Jason R. Ford

Personal Injury

No Lawyer Fee Until We Recover For You

The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming as you have entered unfamiliar territory and no doubt has a lot of unanswered questions. Whether your injuries are minor or severe, you need to know your rights immediately – before you discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster and before signing any documents!

Insurance companies scrutinize and defend claims vigorously and are usually looking out for their own interests. There are many strict time frames as well as many procedures which need to be followed. Insurance companies complicate the process further by sometimes demanding in-person meetings and requiring complex forms to be completed within a very short timeframe. Understanding how to navigate through all of these issues, while trying to recover from an injury or mourning the loss of a loved one, is often too much to handle without help.

At Ford Nelson Lawyers, we explain your rights in simple terms and take on the insurance companies and at-fault parties so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries, rather than fighting a legal battle. Most of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us fees unless we recover for you.

When a patient enters into a hospital or clinic for medical treatment, they prematurely assume healthcare professionals will resolve their complicated health problems with the utmost competence and skill. Medical malpractice and negligence cases are highly specialized, complex, and are vigorously defended by experienced defence counsel supported by the enormous resources of the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

For most patients, it is difficult to determine if a physician or healthcare professional was the root cause of their injury. Patients will often attribute their injury to an existing health problem and turn a blind eye to medical negligence. A 2016 John Hopkins study published in peer reviewed The British Medical Journal reported that medical errors is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is safe to presume medical errors occur much more frequently than reported in Canada.

Medical errors can include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat or properly treat a patient
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries (eg. Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus, Erb's Palsy)
  • Negligent care
  • Medical records errors

If you or someone you care about has suffered serious or permanent injuries as a result of a negligent act or omission by a health care professional, we will fight for your rights. Ford Nelson Lawyers has been representing malpractice victims, and we are committed to securing proper and just compensation you deserve.

If you think that you or a loved one may have been the victim of a medical error, arrange a consultation with our lawyers. We will listen and advise on steps you can take. If we believe you have a case, we can review your medical records and also access medical experts for further evaluation. Most of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us lawyer’s fees unless we recover for you.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

It is not always readily obvious when someone is suffering from a brain injury, as these injuries can be difficult to detect in its infancy. Brain injuries can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. In addition to the pain caused from a head injury, a brain injury may affect your ability to perform basic tasks such as reading, writing, speaking, remembering, focusing, and controlling emotions. These symptoms can severely affect your personal life and career.

If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact our experienced personal injury lawyers for an initial consultation to discuss what you or someone close to you may be entitled to.


Spinal Cord Injuries

Suffering a spinal cord injury has a devastating impact on the life of the injured person and on that individual’s friends and family. If you have experienced a spinal cord injury, our experienced lawyers can ensure you receive the treatment you need and also help ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injury. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please contact our office.

Premises or property liability is an area of law that involves the legal responsibility of owners and occupiers of property for accidents and injuries suffered by persons inside or outside their property due to unsafe conditions. In Alberta, the Occupiers’ Liability Act governs this area of law and places a duty on property owners (homeowners, business owners, tenants) to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition to prevent injury of visitors, for appropriate steps to be taken to correct any unsafe conditions and to warn persons of any hazards on the property.

Unfortunately, some owners neglect to fulfill their responsibilities and do not adequately maintain or repair property thereby putting others at unnecessary risk of injury. This covers properties such as grocery stores, restaurants and bars, retail stores and malls, theme parks and playgrounds, roads and sidewalks.

Causes of accidents on a property may be due to the following unsafe conditions:

  • Falling objects
  • Ice or snow
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Impediments in walking surfaces
  • Potholes
  • Insufficient security or supervision
  • Assaults
  • Poor lighting
  • Defective stairs

Most of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us fees unless we recover for you.

In some instances, a dog is a man’s best friend. On the other hand, there are hundreds of thousands of children and adults that are seriously injured as a result of dog bites or other animal attacks each year in Canada.

If you have been injured by an animal, you should immediately visit a hospital to ensure you have not contracted any disease. You should also report the attack to the appropriate Municipality’s Animal Control Services Branch as the dog may have a history of attacks or disease which should be documented by Animal Control. It is important to identify the persons responsible and confirm the availability of insurance coverage to pay your claim.

Ford Nelson Lawyers recognizes the traumatic nature of dog attacks and the resulting serious physical and psychological injuries. Victims may be left both physically and emotionally scarred. You may be entitled to compensation for pain, physical and emotional suffering, income loss, home maintenance assistance, medical treatment and rehabilitation and out of pocket expenses depending on how your injury affects your life.

There are time limitations that must be met in order to advance your claim. To ensure that your rights are protected, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Ford Nelson Lawyers, we invest whatever time it takes to learn about your traumatic event and how you have been affected. We will then carefully explain in simple terms your rights and the different options available to obtain compensation.

Most of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us fees unless we recover for you.

In Alberta, the Fatal Accidents Act governs wrongful death claims and damages are generally allowed for:

  • Counselling expenses
  • Money for bereavement (grief and the loss of guidance, care and companionship of the deceased person)
  • Loss of dependency on household services
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Damages for loss of financial support
  • Damages for loss of income for grieving family members
  • Loss of dependency on income


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