In April of 2018 new provincial impaired driving laws came in to effect in Alberta. But the story of how we got to this point started much earlier. In our first blog post in this series on impaired driving law in Alberta, we review the legal context of impaired driving laws, the history of administrative licence suspensions, and the Sahaluk court cases.
Car accidents can be stressful and confusing. So, imagine the additional stress and confusion that someone might experience if the driver who caused the accident does not have insurance.
Do you sue the other car driver/owner’s insurance company?
There is a common misconception that when you initiate a law suit for losses and injuries suffered as a result of a car accident that you will be suing the other side’s insurance company.
Accident Benefits (also referred to as Section B coverage) is part of your own policy of car insurance, or the policy of a vehicle owner or driver.
Under the Traffic Safety Act, Albertans are required to carry car insurance. Many us of purchase and renew our car insurance policy, hoping that we will be fortunate and never have to actually claim against them. But what happens when you are unfortunately involved in an accident? Do you really know what your insurance covers?