Whiplash, or whiplash associated disorder, is one of the most common diagnoses following a motor vehicle accident. Nearly everyone who has been in an accident or knows someone who has been in an accident has heard of whiplash, but what exactly is whiplash?
Personal injury compensation for motor vehicle accidents often focuses on the drivers but passengers are also entitled to make a claim.
Who decides what happens to a dog that has attacked another person or animal without provocation? In Alberta, the fate of the dog is determined by a judge, in accordance with the Dangerous Dogs Act.
When Dogs Attack: Part 1 – Who is Responsible?
In Canada, a dog owner may be liable for injuries their dog inflicts on another person. A person who is attacked by a dog may sue the dog’s owner in law, specifically in tort law. Tort law was created and developed by the courts to address both intentional and unintentional acts that cause injury to another person.
So, You’ve Been Subpoenaed to Testify at the Trial of the Driver of the Vehicle Who Hit You
If you witness or were involved in a motor vehicle collision, you may receive a subpoena requiring you to appear and testify as a witness at the trial for any civil or criminal proceedings commenced in connection with the accident. In a civil trial, witnesses may be called by both the plaintiff and the defendant. In a criminal trial, witnesses may be called by the prosecution or by the defence on behalf of the accused. This post is intended to provide a brief explanation of what to do if you receive a subpoena and why it is important that you clearly understand the process you are being called upon to participate in. As a subpoena is an order from a court, it should not be ignored or brushed aside. Failing to comply with a court order can result in serious consequences including but not limited to warrants for your arrest being issued and/or charges being laid.
In 2017 there were 1,637 collisions in Edmonton caused by a vehicle turning left across the path of oncoming traffic. Unsafe left turns were the second most frequent cause of collisions in Edmonton in 2017, and 20% of those collisions resulted in injuries.