A traffic accident can be traumatizing, especially if you have been injured. However, losing a loved one in a motor vehicle collision is a pain that cannot be measured. In your time of grief, you may have many questions about such things as how you will manage financially or how funeral expenses will be paid.
Those injured in a boating accident or their family in the event the injury was fatal must rely on the rules set out in the federal Marine Liability Act when making compensation claims.
More than 90 percent of road crashes are the result of human error or conditions. And many of the same contributory factors can lead to an accident involving a motor vehicle or a commercial truck.
Both pedestrians and drivers must act with reasonable care on or beside our roads and highways, and failure to meet the appropriate "duty of care" can amount to negligence.
Insurance companies assign a high level of risk to riding a motorcycle. That doesn't mean you do not deserve compensation if you have been injured. What you are entitled to receive will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries.
We all share a responsibility for traffic safety, whether we are a pedestrian, a cyclist or a motorist. Statistics show that our roads appear to be safer in recent years. According to Transport Canada’s National Collision Database (NCDB) there has been a small decrease in the number of fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways, along with “a significant decrease” in the number of injuries.
When you visit someone’s house, store or office, you put your safety in their hands. It is their responsibility to ensure that visitors do not encounter hazardous conditions that may cause injury to the best of their ability.
Alberta’s minor injury cap on compensation for pain and suffering was introduced in 2004, limiting the compensation to $4,000 and set to be adjusted annually for inflation. As of Jan. 1, 2022, the cap is $5,488. This limit only applies to injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
When you are injured and seeking compensation, one of the first things you want to know is what your claim is worth. No personal injury case is the same, and many factors could come into play when assessing your claim.
If you are a passenger in a vehicle involved in a car accident in Alberta, you have the right to sue and claim compensation from the at-fault driver.
If you are in an accident with an uninsured driver or with someone who leaves the scene before providing identification, you need to become familiar with Alberta’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims (MVAC) Program.
If you have a slip and fall on someone else’s property in Alberta you may be entitled to compensation for any damages. That includes compensation for medical bills not covered by Alberta Health Act, lost wages and emotional trauma.
While every incident is different, here is some general advice about gathering evidence for a personal injury claim.
Your vehicle can be a significant investment, and insuring them can be costly, so when you get into an accident that is not your fault, one of your first thoughts might be, 'Who is going to pay for the damage they caused?"
Living in Alberta means dealing with winter weather. Snow and ice present many challenges, whether we drive, walk, or enjoy the outdoors.