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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our daily lives and has forced the government to make orders restricting how we interact with each other.
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.
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?
“If I have outstanding criminal charges can I still to travel to the U.S.?”
“Will I be stopped at the U.S. border if they see I have a criminal record from the past?”
“If my criminal charges have been stayed, am I cleared to travel to the U.S.?”