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 Loss of Housekeeping Capacity Damage Award

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, one of the heads of damages you can claim is the Loss of Housekeeping Capacity damage award. The question is, how do you quantify the loss of housekeeping capacity head of damages. Let's say you have a serious back injury with nerve root involvement.  This will [...]

Damages for Unauthorized Release of Sex Tape

In the case of Jane Doe 464533 versus M.D. [2016] O.J. No. 382, the Ontario Superior Court heard a case where the plaintiff brought a claim for damages because of the defendant releasing an intimate video online. The defendant convinced the plaintiff to record an intimate video then posted it online without the plaintiff’s consent. [...]

By | 2018-07-19T21:43:23+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

$9 Million Award by Jury in Quadriplegic Case in Canada

Miranda Biletski vs. University of Regina, October 2017 SK QB, Regina 1770/2007: $9,000,000 Award Biletski dove into a pool from competition starting blocks at the university during a swim club practice in June 2005. The then-16-year-old hit the bottom and fractured her cervical vertebrae, leaving her a quadriplegic. This case was unique in that [...]

By | 2017-12-22T21:20:39+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

What Are General Damages In Personal Injury Claims?

If you visit our page, “How Much is My Claim Worth?” you will find the cases quote an amount for “general damages”. General damages are the amount the court awards for pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of amenities of life, and loss of enjoyment of life to the innocent victim of wrongdoing. They are called [...]

By | 2017-10-23T15:01:35+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyers

It is often difficult to find the best personal injury lawyer in your geographical area. The Law Society of Alberta, unlike some other jurisdictions, does not allow lawyers to advertise specialties. This is because the Law Society of Alberta, again unlike some other jurisdictions, does not certify lawyers in a particular specialty. Unfortunately, this can cause [...]

By | 2018-08-29T21:13:58+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

How to Assess Loss of Housekeeping Capacity?

In every personal injury claim one of the heads of damages which can be claimed by the innocent victim is the inability, due to injury, to perform the household chores completed prior to the collision. In a fatal accident case it is the complete loss of housekeeping support of a spouse which must be quantified. [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:42:41+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

The Future of Structured Settlements for Injury Victims in Canada

What Is A Structured Settlement? For decades, Structured Settlements have proven to be the best way for an injury victim, who has an impaired work life to guarantee investment security of their damage award. Unlike anything else in the investment world, as they are available only to victims of collisions who receive compensatory damages, structured settlements [...]

Assessing General Damages for Pain and Suffering

Assessing General Pain and Suffering Damages How does a court of law go about assessing general pain and suffering damages when a victim is injured in a motor vehicle collision? As the name implies general damages are intended to provide compensation for a number of consequences which flow from a wrongful injury.  The typical list [...]

Alberta Courts Routinely Under Compensate Victims of Motor Vehicle Collisions

The 2012 case of Chisholm v. Lindsay 2012 ABQB 81 is a typical example of Alberta courts routinely under compensating victims of motor vehicle collisions. In Chisholm v. Lindsay the plaintiff was injured when she was rear-ended by the defendant’s vehicle. At the time of the accident the plaintiff was working full time as a [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:48:30+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Benefits of Structured Settlement Canada

Structured Settlement Canada Our law firm recommends that the victim places a large percentage of the lump sum into a structured settlement. This video blog explains the three main benefits of putting your injury settlement into a formal structured settlement in Canada: The Structured Settlement under the Income Tax Act of Canada is tax free [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:54:23+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments