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Overview of Bill 41 and the changes to the Alberta Insurance Act

November 13, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

On October 29, 2020, the Alberta Government introduced Bill 41, the Insurance (Enhancing Driver Affordability and Care) Amendment Act, 2020. In addition, new Orders in Council enacted changes effective November 1, 2020, to the Minor Injury Regulation, Diagnostic and Treatment...


The impact of destination traffic

August 5, 2020 | Rachel Day, Cynthia P. Carels

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, roadway traffic notably decreased. As early as March 2020, the need to drive to local destinations was reduced as organizations paused their operations, decreased their capacity or had staff work from home. Destination Traffic While Albertans...


Personal planning during a pandemic

July 30, 2020 | Julia S. Amelio, Cynthia P. Carels

Many provinces and territories are starting to re-open after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, with increased activity comes increased risk of injury, so now is the perfect time to review your personal affairs. Having the right...


The impact of COVID-19 on speed-related injuries

July 22, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

Although the pace of life slowed down to contain the spread of COVID-19, many Canadian cities noticed a spike in speeding. This post provides an overview on the pandemic’s contribution to speeding, and how Miller Thomson LLP’s personal injury lawyers...


Dealing with deadlines and limitations in lockdown

July 15, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

Courts across Canada have limited their operations to help contain the spread of COVID-19, while treatment facilities have closed or modified their services to protect public health and safety. The personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP have been monitoring...


Four tips to treating injuries during quarantine

July 8, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

The availability of treatment for victims of motor vehicle accidents came to a halt in mid-March as a result of COVID-19, but the need for treatment did not. The personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP have been working with...


Five simple steps to prepare for a “virtual” questioning

July 2, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

As a result of the ongoing need to physically distance due to COVID-19, the personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP have shifted formal questionings under oath to virtual platforms in order to keep our clients’ claims moving forward. In...


Litigation in lockdown: Five ways we keep your claim moving

June 24, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

COVID-19 has greatly affected the Canadian economy, and while many businesses have temporarily shut down, the personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP are still keeping our clients’ claims moving. In this post, we explain five ways we have adapted...


Back To School Zones – 5 Things To Keep In Mind

August 29, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Students across the country are gearing up and heading back to school. Kids are reuniting with friends they haven’t seen since June; others are distracted by showing off new clothes; and some of the youngest are navigating their way to...


Four Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Injury Claim

August 22, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

In the age of social media, where users post photos of everything from children’s dance recitals to morning breakfast sausages, accident victims frequently use these online forums to share photos and news about their collision. Lawyers for insurance companies are...


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