October 9

Winter Driving is Here. What to do if You Experience a Car Accident.

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffer an injury, your legal rights may be the furthest thing from your mind. You may be confused about your next steps, and you may not realize how important your early actions are to a legal settlement later. Here’s a checklist to help protect your legal interests even before you call an injury lawyer.

September 25

Zhivov Law. What’s in a Name?

Zhivov is a Russian surname meaning “life,” according to Mr. Vladimir Zhivov. While Russians have no problem spelling and pronouncing the word, it is a difficult name for many native English-speakers. From “Zivov” and “Zeevov” to “Zhibob” and “Zibob,” our managing counsel’s last name is frequently misspelled… “Zihov,” “Shivov,” “Shibob,” “Zhikov,” “Zikov,” “Shish kebab.” And how do you pronounce that? (He gets that a lot.) In English, it is pronounced “Zi-vahv.” That is “Zi” as in “Zip.”

February 21

Slip & Fall Accident – What To Do?

Every accident injury lawyer’s website probably has a guide for people involved in a car accident. It seems that victims of slip & fall accidents have been somewhat neglected, so here is my brief guide as to what you should do if you have had the misfortune of injuring yourself in a slip & fall.

November 29

The Use of Cleaning Logs in Escaping Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of injury claims we see. People slip and fall for any number of reasons, and sometimes due to the negligence of others. Slip and falls can lead to strains and sprains, broken bones, or even serious brain injury. If a fall happens because of the failure of the property owner and occupier to keep the property safe, a claim can be made against that property owner and occupier for the damages that have been suffered as a result of the fall.

July 8

The Importance of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Trials: A look at Jones v Stepanenko, 2016 ABQB 295

The recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Jones v Stepanenko, 2016 ABQB 295, builds on previous case law, such as McLean v Parmar, 2015 ABQB 62, and Chisholm v. Lindsay, 2012 ABQB 81, in providing guidance on compensation for chronic pain injuries in Alberta with consideration of the Minor Injury Regulation, Alta Reg 123/2004.

May 2

Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Capacity as a Result of an Accident

An injury caused by a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or other type of accident can have serious and far-reaching consequences on your life. In addition to the pain and suffering resulting from the injuries sustained in the accident that begin immediately or soon after the accident, there exists the possibility of long-term, chronic pain and impairment that can reach well into the future.

January 19

Self-driving Cars – The Future is (Almost) Now

The automobile industry is gearing up for perhaps the biggest advancement to ever hit the industry: self-driving cars. This futuristic development is primed to forever change our preferred daily method of transportation. Self-driving cars hold the potential to dramatically reduce motor vehicle accidents, reduce traffic congestion, and effectively revolutionize the way that motorists everywhere drive..

January 1

Walking (and Slipping and Falling) in a Winter Wonderland

Our Calgary winters can be treacherous. In addition to the hazards on the road caused by poor visibility and winter-driving conditions, sidewalks and parking lots can be a very dangerous place. Just like how we would recommend slowing down and taking extra care while driving during the winter, it is important that you take extra.

October 23

I’m Sorry (but it wasn’t my fault!)

People sometimes joke about how we as Canadians seem to apologize even when we have no real reason to apologize. For example, if two individuals brush shoulders walking past each other on a busy street, or almost collide their shopping carts in a supermarket, it’s not uncommon to hear one or both individuals say, “I’m.

September 8

Who’s to Blame? Apportioning Liability in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Accidents happen. Whether it is on the road of life, or the actual road, mistakes will be made, and accidents will happen. Oftentimes, it is easy to tell who caused an accident. If only one driver did something improper, negligent, or illegal that caused the motor vehicle accident, then only that driver is to blame.

August 11

Speeding and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Speeding and motor vehicle accidents often go hand in hand. Drivers who speed are far more likely to be involved in a collision, and are far more likely to be injured in a collision. Speed limits are enforced to varying degrees, depending on the roadway and responsible police force. Speed limits can also themselves vary.

July 15

Pay Inequality and Calculating Loss of Income Earning Potential

While true equality between male and female earnings still eludes society at large, the courts may have showed signs of recognizing and eschewing the inequality. A recent Alberta court decision McLean v Parmar, 2015 ABQB 62, recognized how the use of the typical male/female-specific actuarial tables for the earning capacity of the plaintiff’s job position.

June 19

Traffic Violations Prompting Focus on Road Safety

If it seems like there are more bad drivers than ever on our city streets, it’s not just your imagination. In fact, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) reports that there is a growing number of speeders on our roads. According to the CPS’s Annual Report for 2014, a total of 358,538 speeding summons were issued.

May 15

Shoulder-tap Technology Aims to Protect Cyclists and Motorcyclists

Cyclists, moped users and motorcyclists might be a bit safer on the roads if technology being tested by Jaguar Land Rover becomes widely available. Jaguar has developed a driver-alert system that emits a noise (such as a bicycle bell) or gives the driver a virtual tap on the shoulder if there is the danger of.

April 20

GPS Tracking Opens Door to Location-Specific Vehicle Ads

Imagine that you’re driving down the road and an ad pops up on your car’s computer screen. You’re just two blocks away from a new restaurant, the ad informs you. Location-specific advertising such as this is just one aspect of GPS tracking of vehicles that regulators and automakers are grappling with. The tracking and relaying.

March 11

Canada’s Worst Drivers

You don’t have to be a personal injury lawyer to know that every city has its share of bad drivers. But it seems Calgary’s drivers might in fact be worse than those in many other cities. According to a recent article in the Calgary Herald, our city has contributed the most bad drivers of any.

January 19

Survey Highlights Desirable Vehicle Safety Technologies

It seems like every week there are announcements about new gadgets and safety features for vehicles. Which ones appeal to you? If you’re like the people recently surveyed by Edmunds, you’re probably interested in blind spot detection and rearview cameras with park assist. They were the top two most-wanted vehicle safety technologies among survey respondents. .

November 17

A Future With Connected Cars Should Mean Safer Driving

The future of driving is connected cars, according to an article in the September 6, 2014 edition of The Economist. The article states that connected cars will make driving “safer, cleaner and more efficient.” There’s certainly a lot of room to improve the safety record of cars. The one billion vehicles on the world’s roads,.

October 15

Voice-activated Systems Place Heavy Demand on Driver Attention

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that all voice-activated, hands-free devices cause driver distraction. The study, entitled “Mental Workload of Common Voice-Based Vehicle Interactions across Six Different Vehicle Systems,” found that some hands-free systems are worse than others. The study used 18 male and 18 female participants to measure the.

September 18

Calgary Injury Lawyer Offers Halloween Safety Tips

As personal injury lawyers we see every day that accidents can happen in the best of conditions. Holidays bring additional hazards to the roads and sidewalks of our communities. With Halloween just a few weeks away, here are some important safety considerations to keep in mind. They apply whether you have children who will be.

August 27

Dashboard Cameras Can Protect Drivers

There is only so much you can do to avoid motor vehicle accidents. Even if you do nothing wrong, you must contend with the actions of other drivers. And if something does happen, your version of events might differ from the other driver’s version. There may not be independent witnesses or traffic camera footage to.

July 18

Report on Cycling

The City of Calgary has just issued a new report showing the most popular cycling locations in the city. It also reveals some interesting demographic data on the city’s cyclists. The report states that nearly 20,000 cyclists were counted at 51 locations across the city for the 2013 Bicycle Count. The busiest count location turned.

June 11

What is a Pain Diary?

It is often a good idea to keep a ‘pain diary’ or ‘pain journal’ following an accident such as a motor vehicle collision or a slip and fall. A pain diary, like its name suggests, is a record of your daily activities along with any discomfort or pain felt during those activities.  A pain diary.

May 15

What if the At-Fault Driver is a Family Member?

Let’s say you’re a passenger in a vehicle and your spouse or another family member is the driver. What happens if that family member makes a mistake and causes a serious accident that results in injuries to you? What are the implications for your insurance claim? In such a situation, your family member’s car insurance.

May 7

Can I Borrow Against My Future Injury Settlement?

If you’ve suffered a slip and fall injury or have been in a motor vehicle accident, the day you’ll reach a settlement can seem a long way off. It can be a significant challenge to get by financially while you wait for everything to be resolved. Even if you’ve hired a very capable personal injury.