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Category: Personal Injury

Inside Medical Malpractice: Brian Devlin QC of Law Fifty One Shares a Lifetime of Experience

In this podcast, Brian Devlin QC tells the story of journey that started from very humble beginnings, with an English degree, a rock band and a completely unplanned, unexpected entry into law school. Brian’s 40 years career has included criminal defense, personal injury, and hundreds of medical malpractice cases. Listen as he talks about the…
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How will COVID-19 affect my Personal Injury Claim?

Despite the challenges and closures presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, personal injury lawsuits can still be commenced during these trying times. While this pandemic has created challenging times, personal injury lawyers and the court system have adapted, by way of virtual and electronic platforms, means to continue serving personal injury victims of car accidents, slip…
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Alberta Automotive Insurance Reform and Personal Injury

On October 29, 2020, the Alberta Government introduced Bill 41 to update the Insurance Act.  The new legislation places limits on the number of expert reports that the parties can rely on in a personal injury claim relating to a car accident and a reduction in the amount of interest claimable by the injured plaintiff;…
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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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essential service workers covid 19 exposure

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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