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Personal Injury

Read about personal injury law cases in Calgary, AB, Canada. Learn the critical first steps after an accident leading to a personal injury claim. Get answers to most common questions our lawyers daily.

What is a Pain Diary?

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...
The Personal Impact of an Injury Claim

The Personal Impact of an Injury Claim

A motor vehicle collision or slip and fall accident can have wide-ranging effects on your life. The obvious ones are the pain and discomfort of your injuries, both physical and mental, and the treatment that goes along with that. There are also many less obvious ways...
What is a Contingency Agreement?

What is a Contingency Agreement?

There are two main ways to hire a lawyer — by signing a retainer agreement or by signing a contingency agreement. Hiring a lawyer on a retainer agreement basis means you pay the lawyer a certain amount of money upfront (the retainer). The lawyer holds these...
Will I Have to Testify in Court?

Will I Have to Testify in Court?

If you pursue a personal injury claim, whether for a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall, you might wonder how likely it is that you’ll have to testify in court. The typical person does not relish the prospect of doing this. Movies and TV shows certainly paint a...
Assessing Past and Future Income Loss

Assessing Past and Future Income Loss

A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision provides some insight into the assessment of past and future income loss in personal injury cases. In Minhas v. Hayden, the plaintiff (Minhas) had been injured in 2003 when the defendants’ car crossed the centre median and...
Common Myths About Personal Injury Law

Common Myths About Personal Injury Law

As with any profession, there is misinformation about personal injury law and the people who practise it. Below we try to dispel three common ones. Myth 1: Personal injury lawyers take advantage of their clients Some people believe that injury lawyers exaggerate their...