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Category: Personal Injury

Time Limit To Sue For Personal Injuries

If you or a love one have suffered personal injuries in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or trip and fall accident, you have a time limit for which you can sue for those injuries. In accordance with the Limitations Act, you have 2 years from the date that you knew or ought to…
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Motorcycle Accidents

It’s that time of year again when the roads are dry, the sun is shining, the air is warm, and motorcycles are back on the road. With that said, motorcycle accidents can result in serious or catastrophic personal injuries. Some of the most common personal injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are: Brain injuries Spinal Cord…
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How Will COVID-19 Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury litigation arising from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or medical malpractice are a notoriously slow process; this begs the question, “how will COVID-19 affect my personal injury claim?” Unfortunately, in Alberta our already backlogged Court system has been further delayed by closures as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, personal…
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Immunity From COVID-19 Exposure Claims: Essential Service Providers

On April 2, 2020, British Columbia enacted a Ministerial Order providing legal immunity to ‘essential service’ providers from claims in negligence if somebody were to allege that they were infected or exposed to COVID-19 as a result of an ‘essential service’ provider operating or providing an essential service; thus affecting the ability to make a…
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COVID-19 and Nursing Home Negligence

In these unprecedented times, the uncertainty surrounding personal injury lawsuits stemming from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infections remains a very real question. What we do know is that elderly people are the most susceptible to suffering serious infection, personal injury or succumbing to a Coronavirus infection. Like the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Sudden Acute Respiratory…
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Car accident injuries in the course of employment

If you are involved in a car accident and sustain personal injuries in the course of your employment, you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages. In circumstances where the at-fault driver is also in the course of his/her employment at the time of the car accident, and they are eligible for coverage…
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Class action lawsuit filed against ICBC for under compensating accident injury victims

In the face of reform to a no-fault insurance systemin British Columbia, and the potential for the same in Alberta, a class actionlawsuit has been filed by victims who have suffered personal injuries in caraccidents against the Government of British Columbia and the InsuranceCorporation of British Columbia (ICBC). The lawsuit alleges a secret agreement has…
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Wrongful Death Claims in Alberta

Losing a family member in a car accident or as a result of medical negligence can be devastating. In Alberta, you may have a claim for compensation if your family member has died as a result of personal injuries sustained in a car accident or by way of medical negligence under the Fatal Accidents Act.…
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Alberta Automobile Insurance Reform Propositions

If you suffer personal injuries as the result of a car accident, you have the right to sue the at fault driver for your pain and suffering, past and future loss of income, cost of future care, loss of housekeeping capacity and out of pocket expenses. What if your very own government stripped you of…
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Birth Injuries

The miracle of birth should be one of the most wonderful, rewarding, and exhilarating moments in an individual’s life, however, no miracle is without risk. Unfortunately, sometimes the birthing process does not play out the way that it should. Complications may arise as a result of medical negligence; the complications and associated medical negligence may…
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