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Can I Settle My Injury or Fatality Claim Myself With The Auto Insurance Company?

There are two good reasons why you will never achieve a fair injury settlement or fatality settlement from a private auto insurance company in Alberta acting for yourself without a lawyer after a motor vehicle collision. Firstly, personal injury compensation is a complex area of law with many, “heads of damages”, depending upon the nature [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Can You Secretly Record Conversations With Others With Your Smart Phone?

We are often asked if it is illegal to tape record a conversation that you are having with someone else. This question seems to come up more often given the widespread availability of recording devices on smartphones such as the iPhone. The picture below depicts an iPhone recorder which is very easy to use and allows [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Alberta Auto Insurance – How Much Auto Insurance Liability Should You Carry?

You should carry a minimum of $2 Million of auto liability insurance on your car or truck. Third party liability insurance on your automobile is designed to protect you in the event that you are negligent and cause a collision which results in serious injuries or death to innocent victims. The old recommendation by insurance [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Liability for Sports Related Concussions or Brain Injury

Concussions in Sports Liability for concussions in sports is a growing area in Canadian law, as it should be. For too long Canadian amateur sports organizations have been negligent with respect to caring for their athletes, especially very young athletes. Hockey Canada defines a concussion as a brain injury caused by the impact of the brain [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Facebook and Other Social Media Evidence and Personal Injury Litigation Cases

Social Media As Evidence in Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Cases Plaintiffs who bring a claim for personal injuries or disability insurance benefits should be careful about the types of activities and comments they post on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or other social media accessible to the public. The defendant insurance company will review your online [...]

By | 2017-07-17T18:04:13+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Defending Medical Exam Consent

The defendant insurance company wished the plaintiff victim of a motor vehicle accident to attend for a so called independent medical examination (in reality a defence medical examination) pursuant to Rule 5.41 of the Alberta Rules of Court as Rule 5.41 does not refer to an “independent“ medical examination, but a medical examination “on application” [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:18+00:00 June 2nd, 2013|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Your Potential Liability When Renting a Motor Vehicle

This case involved whether or not a rental company is liable in an accident when the person renting the vehicle did not pay for or disclose that there would be additional drivers other than the renter. Terms of the rental contract stipulate under the heading “Additional Authorized Drivers” that “except as required by law none [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:32+00:00 June 1st, 2013|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments