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Alberta Auto Insurance Companies Fail To Provide Proper Disability Benefits

Alberta Disability Benefits Under the “Alberta Standard Automobile Policy SPF No 1”,  Section B, there are certain benefits available to you in an accident regardless of fault. These benefits are payable by your own auto [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Holiday Drinkers Beware: Tougher Sentences for Drunk Driving

Youth Drunk Driving Laws Noting that drunk driving causes more deaths and serious injuries than any other crime, the Supreme Court of Canada gave greater discretion to trial judges in sentencing young people with no criminal record [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Pedestrian Safety: Alberta Moves to Increase Pedestrian Safety

Alberta Moves to Increase Pedestrian Safety The NDP Government of Alberta has said it will look at legislation to better protect pedestrians in Alberta. In Calgary alone there have been 7 pedestrian fatalities so far [...]

By | December 12th, 2015|Categories: Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Failure to Wear a Seat Belt – Civil Consequences

Seat belts have been hailed as the most significant automotive safety device since the automobile’s advent. However, with the fully electric car manufacturer, Tesla, now having  implemented in its cars partial Autopilot as of November, [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Categories: Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Power of Persuasion at Mediation or Negotiation

Negotiation Stage Many personal injury claims are settled at the negotiation or mediation stage rather than an actual trial. In fact, statistically, approximately 98 percent of personal injury cases will settle without a trial. That [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Cognitive Dissonance at the Court and Housekeeping Claims

In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Tesla video of auto lane change and blind spot monitoring and auto steer

Tesla AutoPilot video demonstrates its ability of auto lane change, blind spot monitoring and auto steer. This is the wave of the future now: the computer, cameras, radar, and GPS monitor the lanes of the [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

80 Year Old Woman Awarded $1 Million Judgment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury which caused early onset of Dementia

Wong vs. Towns, 2015 BCSC 1333 In this case Betty Wong was 80 years of age on June 24th, 2012 when she was rear-ended by the defendant. The impact was sufficient to write off both [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Occupational Therapist – A Crucial Expert Witness in a Personal Injury Case

Occupational Therapist Role A serious injury will result in an impairment to an individual’s ability to pursue employment and ability to perform housekeeping chores. The question is how do you prove to a court, an [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

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