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?
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.
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.
To learn more about the use of evidence, such as DashCam footage, in personal injury matters where liability is an issue, read our blog post here.
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The information provided on this website does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. Moustarah & Company does not guarantee that this information is accurate or up to date. As a result, should you require legal advice, please contact a lawyer.