The New Alberta “NO FAULT” Automobile Insurance Changes Started January 1, 2022 Will NOT Effect Your Personal Injury Claim

Changes to Insurance Law in January of 2022

Last year, the government of Alberta made a few changes to the Insurance Act. One of these changes comes into effect on January 1, 2022. The change will allow for direct compensation for property damage claims, which includes coverage for your vehicle damage, any loss of use of the vehicle, as well as physical objects which are affected inside the vehicle. The new direct compensation law coming into effect has NO EFFECT ON PERSONAL OR COMPENSATION claims to any degree. Continue Reading

SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY; KNOW THE LAW BEFORE THROWING A PARTY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Can I be held responsible for the actions of a drunk party guest after they have left the party?

With the holiday season upon us, so too are social gatherings and parties. With that comes the potential for guests to become impaired, and unfortunately, the potential for injury to occur because of impaired driving. While the holiday season can be a great time to reconnect with loved ones and friends, it is important to know what your responsibilities are if you are hosting a gathering in your home, and the potential risks of doing so. Continue Reading

CAN I START A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM FOR MY CHILD?

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. Continue Reading

Medical Treatments during Covid 19 Pandemic: 3 Important Considerations before Travelling for Treatment Outside of Canada

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. Continue Reading

SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

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. Continue Reading