In the last few years, electric scooters (“e-scooters”) have become a popular way of getting around in Edmonton and other cities across Alberta. While this new and convenient mode of transportation has many perks, there are still many issues surrounding safety and legalities that should be considered before riding.
You never want to think about your child suffering an injury, but if it happens, it is important to be prepared. One way that you can be better prepared is by knowing what your child’s legal rights are in terms of how they can sue if they are injured. While there are many similarities between a personal injury claim for adults and for children, there are also some important differences that you should be aware of if you intend to start a claim for your child.
As the COVID-19 cases increase in Alberta, it is becoming more apparent that Alberta’s health-care system is becoming overwhelmed. This makes it difficult for people to access hospital services such as surgeries in a timely manner. According to Alberta Health Services, around 235 surgeries were delayed from late October through to November 2 and around 95 surgeries per week have been postponed since. Considering these delays and other reasons, people have started to look towards treatment in other countries. For some people, it is attractive to treat in other countries because the treatment is possibly faster and cheaper. However, there are three important factors to consider before making the decision to treat outside of Canada.
Social media has become a part of everyday life for most people, with one report finding that 94% of online Canadian adults have signed up for at least one social media account. While there are many positives to social media, like staying in touch with friends and family, in a personal injury case, social media can impact your personal injury claim in many negative ways, and not all are obvious. The intention behind this blog post is to point out some of the dangers of social media and how it may seriously impact your personal injury claim in a negative way and also provide you with some easy tips on how to avoid those traps.
Back to school is now here as is the fall season and our favorite times of the year, the holiday season. Traffic on our roads has increased and with that increase in traffic, there is an increase in the amount of accidents. Many of these MVA collisions can be avoidable.
One of the unfortunate realities of using cars as a mode of transportation is the fact that some people involved in motor vehicle collisions will die. Fatality car accidents occur every day all over the world. In 2018, Canada recorded 1743 deaths as a direct result of motor vehicle collisions. Alberta recorded 290 deaths in 2017.