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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 | 2017-06-26T20:38:49+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 [...]

Airline Liability for Personal Injury to Passengers

Montreal Convention & Warsaw Convention Liability of airlines for injuries to passengers is governed in Canada by two international conventions, The Montreal Convention – 1999 and the Warsaw Convention. These two conventions or international agreements deal with rules governing liability incurred in international travel.  Canadian courts have followed these conventions with lawsuits in Canada for [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:47:10+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

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

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 as a result of the defendant releasing an intimate video online. The defendant convinced the plaintiff to record an intimate video then posted it online without the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:48:57+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

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 does not mean many cases do not get close to a trial. In fact, in our experience, many of the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:59:20+00:00 November 5th, 2015|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 beliefs, ideas, or values. In personal injury claims recent Alberta Judgments have clearly stated evidence from the victim about housekeeping [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:59:51+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments