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...

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...