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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

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 vehicles and cause the airbags to deploy in the defendant’s vehicle. Furthermore, the collision was sufficient to cause the plaintiff, [...]

By | 2017-06-26T21:01:34+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Personal Injury Litigation Cost

To give you an example as to how expensive our civil litigation system in Alberta is we will quote a recent decision of Rudd-Birkenbach vs. Birkenbach Estate (2015) 2015 ABQB 178. Although this case did not involve a personal injury claim, but rather involved litigation around the distribution of money under a father’s will, the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Personal Injury Claims to Minors

When a minor (in Alberta under 18 years of age) is injured in a motor vehicle collision, he or she cannot sign the release absolving the wrongdoer of any further liability upon payment of a settlement. This, of course, creates a problem for the wrongdoer and his or her auto insurance company as they want [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

J. Belzil Injury Judgment Overturned on Appeal

Sorochan vs. Bouchier, 2014 ABQB 37 The above citation is an Alberta Judgment of Mr. Justice Belzil on January 20th, 2014 which involved primary pain to the plaintiff’s lower back from a bulging lumbar disc. The plaintiff at the time of trial was 65 years of age and resides in Two Hills, Alberta as a [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Yoga

Many people today are familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of veterans returning from war and the research that has been undertaken on the consequences of witnessing the horrors of war. Unfortunately, a similar horror occurs on our highways in Alberta with the carnage from motor vehicle accidents. This is compounded [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

What is a Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR)?

A Judicial Dispute Resolution (often referred to as a JDR) was for a time in Alberta a mandatory confidential dispute resolution process, however, recently the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, due to the understaffing of judges in the Province of Alberta, and the overwhelming demand for JDRs, sent a letter temporarily suspending [...]