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...

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...

Injuries on Public Transit

You’re on a crammed city bus. People are holding bags and various other items, and everyone is jostling for position. During rush hour most bus passengers are standing. If you’re lucky you’re within reach of a pole or strap. Meanwhile, the bus driver is navigating...

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?

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?

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...

Common Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian injuries are an unfortunate fact of life, particularly in urban environments. As personal injury lawyers, we often represent pedestrians who have suffered injuries caused by motor vehicles. As would be expected, these injuries are often severe. Many factors...

Can I Fire My Personal Injury Lawyer?

The short answer is yes. You can switch personal injury lawyers anytime you want. There are a number of reasons why a client might wish to change lawyers. Perhaps you consistently have trouble reaching your lawyer. Perhaps your lawyer treats you in a hostile and rude...

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

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...

What to Expect From Your Personal Injury Lawyer

When you hire a personal injury lawyer, there are certain things you should be able to expect from him or her. These are some of the key ones: 1) Explain the Terms of the Agreement Most likely, you will sign a contingency fee agreement with your personal injury...