Heads of Damage in Injury Cases

Heads of Damage in Injury Cases

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...
Tingling or numbness in arms (or hands)

Tingling or numbness in arms (or hands)

Something that we see fairly routinely with car accident injuries are symptoms that include pain or tingling or numbness in the arm or hand of an individual. These symptoms can arise from damage to the neck / spine of the individual. Often the cause will be damage to...
Injured Out of Province? Who Will Handle Your Injury Case?

Should I Hire an Injury Lawyer?

It is never surprising how many times we receive phone calls from people stating that their own insurance company is refusing to pay for treatments, or that their insurance company is hassling them daily for information. It may come as a shock when your insurance...

Should you keep a diary of your injuries?

Clients will often ask me whether they should keep a record or a diary of their injuries and their treatment and I always tell them ‘no don’t do that’. People tend to be very good writing in the diary for the first few weeks or the first couple of months but...
How much can I expect from an injury claim?

How much can I expect from an injury claim?

Thanks for joining me to talk about valuing a claim. People often ask me what their claim is worth – the short answer is it depends. It depends on the extent of their injuries, it depends upon how long they’re in treatment and the extent to which they...
What are WAD Injuries? Explaining WAD 1, 2, 3, 4

What are WAD Injuries? Explaining WAD 1, 2, 3, 4

People often wonder what a WAD injury or ‘W’ ‘A’ ‘D’ injury is. WAD stands for whiplash associated disorder and the simplest way of describing it, is that it is the most common injury that we see in motor vehicle accident type claims where there’s a flexion and...
Doublecheck if your Soft Tissue Injury is “Capped”

Doublecheck if your Soft Tissue Injury is “Capped”

In this short video, a look at ‘capped’ soft tissue claims. People will often call me and ask is my claim capped? What they mean by that is, is the claim capped by the minor injury regulation in Alberta. Almost every time I get asked this question, it is in...