Litigation Step #2 – Serving a Statement of Claim

Litigation Step #2 – Serving a Statement of Claim

Once you have filed your Statement of Claim (within two years of the date of your accident), the next deadline that you face under the Rules of Court, is that you must ‘serve’ the Statement of Claim on all of the people/companies that you have named as Defendants in...

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...

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...
Court Costs (Alberta) During Settlement

Court Costs (Alberta) During Settlement

The reference to ‘Costs’ or ‘Court Costs’ during settlement discussions is typically a reference to a sum of money that would be calculated under ‘Schedule C’ in the Alberta Rules of Court. Basically everyone who successfully brings a legal claim is entitled to...
Claiming Vehicle Depreciation Following Car Collision

Claiming Vehicle Depreciation Following Car Collision

If you own an expensive or new vehicle (or both) you may be concerned about the value of your vehicle following a collision, even after it has been repaired. Insurance companies are obligated to fix your vehicle and make you whole again after an accident. But chances...