It’s almost summertime and as more people head out onto the sidewalks and streets, it’s more important than ever for drivers and pedestrians to look out for each other.
WHAT IS THE “CAP”?
In 2004, the Alberta government passed the Minor Injury Regulation, which capped damages for pain and suffering for certain so-called “minor injuries” caused by a motor vehicle collision.
Suffering from a concussion after a car accident is common. In fact, car accidents are one of the leading causes of concussions in Canada.
If you don’t have the right type of auto insurance coverage, you could be left with a huge bill after a collision. Even if the collision was not your fault, you could be left at the mercy of the other driver’s insurance company.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident during your workday, you may be compensated through the Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) or through a personal injury claim. It can be difficult to determine how to proceed and which process applies. This blog post will outline the different claims processes and how to determine which process applies to your situation.
In Canada, a person who injures you as a result of his or her negligence must put you back in the position you were in before you were injured. In the case of a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will step in and compensate any injured parties. But who pays if the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident or has no insurance?