Under the Traffic Safety Act, Albertans are required to carry car insurance. Many us of purchase and renew our car insurance policy, hoping that we will be fortunate and never have to actually claim against them. But what happens when you are unfortunately involved in an accident? Do you really know what your insurance covers?
What is the cap and where does it come from?
The Minor Injury Regulation, introduced in 2004 by the Alberta Government, limits compensation for less severe injuries on non-pecuniary general damages (pain and suffering). The regulation places a “cap” on how much an injured person with minor injuries can potentially recover in general damages.
Damages, damages, damages. The word keeps getting thrown around by your insurance company, your lawyer, and others… but what does it mean? What are the common types of damages in personal injury claims?
You’ve been injured and you want to retain a lawyer to represent you in your claim for compensation for your injuries. But what happens now? What happens when you open a personal injury file with a lawyer?
Are you injured?
Whether you were involved in a car accident or you slipped and fell, if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer will be able to assess your situation, explain your options and the law to you, and assist you in navigating the negotiations and legal system going forward with your claim. But what can you expect from your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer?