Working With Physiotherapists and Soft Tissue Injuries

Working With Physiotherapists and Soft Tissue Injuries

The current payment scheme under the Minor Injury Regulations puts some unfair pressure on physiotherapists to diagnose a ‘minor’ soft tissue injury. The reason for this is that if they diagnose your injuries as a WAD I or WAD II (‘WAD’ stands for ‘Whiplash Associated...

When Insurance Coverage for Treatment Runs Out

What should you do when you no longer can afford necessary treatment after your accident? One of the realities of being injured in a car or slip and fall accident is that you need treatment – often a lot of it. Your insurance company will pay for a very limited number...

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...
How Long Does it Take to Settle an Injury Claim?

How Long Does it Take to Settle an Injury Claim?

I’m often asked at the first meeting with clients: how long will it take to settle the claim? The best answer I can give is ‘it depends’. It depends on many factors: the extent of the injuries, the amount of therapy/treatment required, whether specialist...
Car Accident? Diagnosed with a Concussion? Now what?

Car Accident? Diagnosed with a Concussion? Now what?

A concussion is a ‘minor traumatic brain injury’. You don’t have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion. A concussion can occur as a result of an impact to your head (e.g. hitting the headrest on your car seat) or simply having your head go forwards and...

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...