HIT-AND-RUNS OR HIT BY UNINSURED DRIVERS: Can I still make a claim for my injuries?

In Canada, a person who injures you as a result of his or her negligence must put you back in the position you were in before you were injured. In the case of a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will step in and compensate any injured parties. But who pays if the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident or has no insurance? Continue Reading

Evidence in Personal Injury Law: Dash Cam Footage and More

It’s an all too common scenario: A person is injured in a motor vehicle accident. The facts seem to show that the other driver is at-fault… but the other driver is telling a different story that seems to suggest that the injured person is to blame for the accident. In legal terms liability has now become an issue and must be sorted out before the injured person can get compensation for their injuries. This is where evidence (such as dash cam footage, independent witnesses, and more) has a vital role to play.

Doday v. Alberta, 2011 ABQB 161

Take for example the case of 

Doday v. Alberta (Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act, Administrator) Continue Reading

Introduction to Car Insurance – Accidents Caused By A Driver Who Does Not Have Insurance

Car accidents can be stressful and confusing. So, imagine the additional stress and confusion that someone might experience if the driver who caused the accident does not have insurance.

In Alberta, vehicle owner/drivers are required to have insurance. Unfortunately, there are people on our roads driving without insurance. When these people cause accidents and do not have the money to compensate those that they have injured, it can create stress and difficulty for the injured person.

However, there may still be a way for an injured person to get the compensation that they have a right to in law to for their injuries through the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program.

The

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act Continue Reading