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Disability Insurance and ME/CFS

DISABILITY INSURANCE and ME/CFS -  Stacking the Odds for Success   by Brent L. Handel J.D., Q.C. Disability insurance provides partial income replacement if you are disabled/unemployable because of any type of illness including ME/CFS. You may have disability insurance through a group insurance plan offered through your employer, union or association. You also may have purchased an [...]

By | 2017-11-09T23:49:18+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Dr. John Bauman – Incompetent or Unethical Doctors

Incompetent or unethical doctors Incompetent or unethical doctors hurt victim claimants on a regular basis. In any medical-legal case the medical diagnosis and prognosis are the foundation upon which a claim is built or upon which it crumbles. Therefore, when a plaintiff innocent victim brings a claim for injuries he or she is often asked [...]

By | 2017-07-14T14:43:57+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

What If You’re Struck and Injured By a Bicycle?

What if you are struck and seriously injured by a cyclist who, more than likely, does not have liability insurance on his bicycle? Many people are unaware that when you sue an individual and are successful and obtain a Judgment you simply have a Judgment. Some people believe that if you obtain a Judgment then [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:43:27+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Auto Insurance Adjuster Misleading?

We are often contacted by injury victims after they have dealt with the auto insurance adjuster for the party at fault and have been unsuccessful in negotiating a settlement because they realize the amount being offered is ridiculously low, or they are told things they are suspicious about whether they are true or not. Auto [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:46:38+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

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 insurance company and do not affect your future auto premiums. One of the benefits is a total disability benefit which [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:55:45+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Uber Ride Share Insurance Issues

What is Uber? As many of you are aware “Uber” is a ride-sharing business which uses a smartphone whereby you may request a ride. The ride is provided by a private vehicle owner who has signed up to give rides in exchange for a fee. The business recently opened in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. However, [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:58:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Limitation Period for Child Injury Claims

Limitation Period For Adults Many people are aware that after a motor vehicle collision there is a two-year limitation period in which one must either settle the claim or commence an action at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. As discussed in a blog post on July 22, 2015 there is a mechanism to have [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Advance Payment From Car Accident Injury Claim

In a serious motor vehicle collision with serious injuries the innocent victim is very often only able to work part-time or very often unable to work at all. Therefore, the bills add up very quickly and providing the basic necessities of life for him or herself and his or her family becomes a major problem. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Limitation Periods in Motor Vehicle Collisions – Extension?

When you are in a motor vehicle collision, even if you have not suffered personal injuries, the standard Alberta automobile policy requires that you give notice of the collision to your insurance company within 30 days of the collision, and if that is not reasonable or possible, as soon as practicable after that. This is [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Commercial Host Liability

By Talina J. Handel B.A. J.D. (Candidate) Last week the Childs v Desormeaux case provided some insight on social host liability. This week we will take a look at the commercial liability insurance in Alberta (bars and restaurants). The Supreme Court of Canada first addressed commercial host liability in the 1973 Jordan House Ltd. v Menow [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:11:35+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments