FAQ: Did the Insurance Company Admit Liability?

I often have prospective clients say to me, ‘the insurance company for the other driver admitted liability’ or ‘the insurance company for the other driver admitted liability because they paid for the repairs to my vehicle’. Insurers rarely admit liability. How...
Say ‘No’ to No-Fault Car Insurance in Alberta

Say ‘No’ to No-Fault Car Insurance in Alberta

The auto insurance industry in Alberta earns billions of dollars in annual revenue. New proposed legislation changes could now limit the rights of Albertans through “no-fault”. In a no-fault system insurers have more control in the courts when determining...

Do Claims Have to Settle Within Two Years of an Accident?

It is a common misunderstanding that you need to settle your claim within two years of your accident. You do not need to settle your claim within two years of the date of your accident. In many circumstances it would actually be unwise to settle within two years of...
Does Saying “Sorry” Make me Liable in an Accident?

Does Saying “Sorry” Make me Liable in an Accident?

There’s a Canadian rumour going around that says if you apologize to another driver in a collision you are automatically accepting liability. Is it true? Saying “sorry” to the other driver does not make you liable (responsible) for an accident....

What is a ‘Contingency Fee’?

Generally, all lawyers that practice personal injury law (i.e. fight on behalf of injured clients), offer their services on a ‘contingent basis’. This means the lawyer will be paid only if there is a successful outcome – i.e. there is either a settlement with or...