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Sophisticated Negotiation – How To Win At Mediation – Part 2

In my last blog post I talked about some of the finer points of negotiation and mediation in order to achieve a maximum settlement outcome, if you are interested in learning more about negotiating a settlement and or mediation I would recommend the following books. There is a bestselling book by Robert Cialdini, Influence: Science [...]

Sophisticated Negotiation – How To Win At Mediation

Mediation either with a private mediator paid for by the parties or Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) which uses a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta as a mediator has become highly popular and successful in Alberta in recent years. However the outcome your injury lawyer achieves for you is a function of [...]

General Damages for Pain and Suffering – How is it Determined?

Canada is very different from the United States when it comes to awarding general damages for pain and suffering. As the name applies, general damages for pain and suffering is a general award intended to compensate an innocent victim for the pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of amenities of life, and loss of enjoyment of [...]

13 Questions (With Answers) To Find a Top Personal Injury Lawyer

What are the questions you should ask when you are looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Alberta to handle your case? Our law firm has put together 13 questions with answers below: 1. Is your practice restricted to personal injury and fatal accident claims? Answer: Yes my practice is restricted to personal injury and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Spinal Cord Injury and Future Treatment Costs

Spinal cord injuries very often lead to paralysis. A spinal cord injury involves damage to the nerves within the bony protection of the spinal canal. Motor-vehicle accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries (responsible for 42 percent of spinal cord injuries). The spinal cord itself does not have to be severed in order [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

What is an Independent Medical Examination in a Personal Injury Claim in Alberta

It is common in a personal injury case for the Defendant insurance company to have the personal injury victim submit to a medical examination at the hands of a doctor or doctors of the insurance company’s choosing, usually a doctor from Edmonton or Calgary. The Defendant insurance company and their counsel like to refer to [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Umbrella Insurance Policy

In my last post I recommended you purchase a minimum of $2,000,000 third party liability insurance. Until very recently in Alberta this was the maximum a private motor vehicle owner could purchase (commercial vehicles have been able to purchase $5,000,000 for several years now). However, now, if you make a specific request of your auto [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

NFL Former Players Agree to Settle Concussion Lawsuit

The NFL Concussion Lawsuit 2014 The National Football League has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 former players with dementia and other health problems caused by concussions playing football. The amount represents less than 3% of the $28 billion in media revenues the league will receive from [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 September 5th, 2013|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Future Cost Of Care For Severely Injured Car Accident Victims

Basic Principles The basic principles in assessing future care costs in personal injury insurance claims were enunciated by the Supreme Court of Canada in Andrews v. Grand & Toy Alberta Ltd., [1978] Carswell Alta 214 SCC, at paragraph 25 where Justice Dickson states: “In theory a claim for the cost of future care is a [...]