The vast majority of personal injury claims don’t go to trial. Most get settled long before that in the months following the accident. In fact, well over 90 per cent of injury claims are settled without going to trial. This is good. Trials are stressful and uncertain. They take a long time. They are also.
We care a lot about our clients. And we fight tooth and nail to get them the best settlement possible. But some clients are their own worst enemy. They hurt their chances of a fair and speedy settlement by doing silly things. Help your personal injury lawyer help you by doing the following: 1) Be.
Dog owners have a legal responsibility to keep their dogs under proper control. If they don’t, they may be liable for damages and their dogs may be ordered destroyed. In Alberta, the Dangerous Dogs Act gives courts the authority to order a dog destroyed if it’s deemed to be dangerous. A court can make this order.
Motor vehicle accidents are a common — and often tragic — fact of life in Canada. There were 2,227 motor vehicle fatalities across the country in 2010, according to Transport Canada. The number of people injured in motor vehicle accidents was much larger — 170,629. Of these, 11,226 were serious injuries. You can reduce your.
The cost of hiring a lawyer can seem out of reach for many people. Fortunately, anyone can get the professional legal assistance they need if they’ve been injured in an accident. This is because personal injury lawyers typically charge on a contingency basis. This means that the client pays nothing out of pocket. The lawyer.
Most drivers know that if they’re involved in an accident they should get as much information as possible from the other driver. But what if the other driver resists giving you that information? Section 69 of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act requires any driver involved in an accident to provide the following information upon request: name.
Let’s say you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence. What if you had a pre-existing condition that made the consequences worse for you than they would be for someone without that condition? Is the negligent person nevertheless responsible for all of those consequences? In general, the answer is yes. In such a situation.
This is a common question. In fact, it’s probably the most common question asked of personal injury lawyers, along with, “How much will I get?” Wanting to get your settlement quickly is understandable. After all, if you’ve been in an accident, you’ve incurred unexpected expenses. These expenses might include over-the-counter medication, fuel for trips to.
The insurance company has made an offer for your injury claim — now what? Let’s say you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s careless actions. The other driver’s insurance company might contact you to offer a cash settlement. Should you accept? It might be tempting to say “yes.” At first,.
What happens if you’re injured by a hit and run driver? Are you on your own, with little or no hope of compensation? Fortunately, there are provincial programs to help victims of hit and run drivers. In Alberta it’s called the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (MVAC). This program also ensures that victims of uninsured.
Municipalities have an obligation to maintain municipal roads and sidewalks. If you slip and fall on public property due to icy or snowy conditions, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim. However, there are a number of factors to keep in mind: In Alberta, municipalities’ obligations are set out in the Municipal Government Act..
Let’s say you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident or were injured in a slip and fall. To ensure full compensation for your personal injury, you want to retain a personal injury lawyer. But how do you find and choose one? Finding the names of personal injury lawyers is easy. For example, a Google search.