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.”

July 9

Seeking Compensation for a Dog Bite Injury

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.

October 5

Some Thoughts About Wills

Alberta used to have a whole host of legislation that dealt with wills and related matters. Since February 1, 2012, the new Wills and Succession Act has been in effect, and I thought I would quickly touch on a few important highlights that are worth noting and/or might surprise people…. For years and years, the law was.