I Was Driving And Hit A Deer. Can I Sue? What If I Was A Passenger In A Vehicle That Hit A Deer!

Vehicle Collisions and Wildlife – Suing the Driver of your Own Vehicle

In Alberta, and indeed across Canada, drivers are sometimes faced with the situation of a wild animal on the roadway.  Accidents can ensue, sometimes with disastrous consequences.  When an accident involving just one vehicle occurs due to the presence of a wild animal, the driver has typically no one to sue.  The driver would be entitled to rely on their own accident benefits under their insurance policy to pay for such things as medical treatment or possibly time off of work, but the driver would not get compensation for such things as pain and suffering.  There is usually no one to blame in those circumstances. Continue Reading

In A Motor Vehicle Accident While Working OR In Accident By Someone While Working

HOW DOES THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT AFFECT AN AUTOMOBILE INJURY CLAIM?

A Claimant’s right to compensation could be affected if their injury claim falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. At the outset, the Workers’ Compensation Board will confirm if the claimant was covered by their employer’s plan. Once coverage is confirmed, the next step is the Board will have to determine whether the claimant was in the course of their employment when the accident occurred. Continue Reading

Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD): The Different Types and How Their Classifications Will Affect Your Access To Treatment After A Car Accident

What is the Diagnostic Treatment Protocols Regulation (DTPR)?

The Diagnostic Treatment Protocols were put into place to help people injured in car accidents gain quicker and easier access to treatment. Before these regulations were introduced, insurance companies were not required to allow direct billing for individuals seeking treatment for their injuries. Instead, if you were injured in a car accident, you would have to pay out of pocket for your treatments, and later seek to be reimbursed by your insurance company. Continue Reading