Is my minor injury even worth the time to sue?

We often have clients ask when they call “Is it even worth it? I don’t have any broken bones…”. The problem with the first diagnosis is, sometimes issues arise after some time or sometimes the diagnosis is simply wrong. We have many clients who were...

Limitation Dates in Alberta

In Alberta, the limitation date for an adult injured in motor vehicle collision (MVA) is two years from the date of the accident. The injured person needs to either file a Statement of Claim in the courts or settle their claim in this time period. In most cases (there...
Keep Track of Pain – Pain Diary

Keep Track of Pain – Pain Diary

We often get asked if someone injured in a car accident or slip and fall accident should keep a “pain diary”. In other words, should they keep a written record of their injury symptoms or visits to medical treatment providers. The short answer is ‘no’. The...
Heads of Damage

Heads of Damage

I’ve been injured. What do I get compensated for? If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you are probably owed compensation. The type of compensation you get is categorized under different “heads” of damage. One head of damage is “pecuniary pre-trial...
Taxes on Personal Injury Claims

Taxes on Personal Injury Claims

Do you have to pay income tax on personal injury claims? If the injuries you have sustained in a car accident are preventing you from earning as much as you used to, you will have a claim for lost income. But, taxes still play a role. If you were making $100,000 a...