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...

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...
Do I need a lawyer after a minor fender bender?

Do I need a lawyer after a minor fender bender?

You won’t be surprised to hear me say the answer is ‘yes’! Just because you think a collision is ‘minor’ wait a few days. Often it’s not until days after an accident that you will begin to feel the physical (and emotional) effects. I’m...
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....