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Six Things You Need To Know About Wrongful Death Claims

June 6, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Have you lost a family member in a motor vehicle accident or because of faulty medical care? In this post, we explain 6 things you need to know about wrongful death claims in Alberta. Not all family members are entitled...


Five Actions To Take When You Get Into A Motor Vehicle Accident

May 31, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Did you recently get into an accident? In this post, we explain 5 actions you can take to obtain benefits if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident. 1. Collect Information at the Scene of the Accident The scene of...


A New Role For “Wearables”

September 22, 2016 | Cynthia P. Carels

Guest Author: Danielle Bouchard, 1L Summer Student With “fit as the new skinny” and apps for documenting every aspect of our lives, it is no surprise that personal fitness devices have become a booming industry for tech developers. Affectionately referred...



January 5, 2016 | Cynthia P. Carels

Concussion, the latest movie by actor Will Smith, opened in theatres across North America over the recent holiday season, and has stirred up plenty of discussion about head injuries. The story behind the movie focuses on the research of Dr. Bennet...


2016 Maximum Minor Injury Amount Announced

December 18, 2015 | Cynthia P. Carels

Mark Prefontaine, Alberta’s Superintendent of Insurance, has announced the 2016 adjustment to the maximum minory injury amount (also known as “the minor injury cap”), increasing it to $4,956, up 1.3 percent from the 2015 maximum. If you have sustained a soft...


Back to School Zones: The Duty of Care we Owe to Excited, Distracted Children

September 4, 2015

Author: Steve Hughes, Articling Student Whether it’s part of a daily routine, or the occasional emergency run, many parents have experienced the joy of dropping their children off at school. While the task seems simple enough in principle, many of...


The Ups and Downs of Backyard Trampolines

May 21, 2015 | Cynthia P. Carels, Hollick Chipman

Every year when our family’s perennial garden starts blooming with the colours of spring, the perennial crop of backyard trampolines predictably pops up in our local big box and hardware stores. After long Canadian winters, parents are understandably anxious to get...


The Unexpected Dangers of Summer Long Weekends

May 12, 2015 | Cynthia P. Carels

With the sun shining, and weather warming up, Canadians will soon be celebrating the kickoff to summer’s long weekend season. The Victoria Day Long Weekend is just around the corner, and with it, often comes an unfortunate increase in traffic related...


Further Clarity Regarding the Minor Injury Regulation

March 17, 2015 | Cynthia P. Carels

Since 2004, Plaintiffs who have sustained soft tissue injuries in motor vehicle accidents in Alberta have faced the challenge of determining whether their injuries fall within “the cap” on minor injuries, as prescribed by the Minor Injury Regulation, Alta Reg 123/2004 . Miller...


Medical Revocation of Drivers’ Licenses

February 23, 2015 | Cynthia P. Carels

A 92 year old man’s driving in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly in Mayville, Wisconsin, is the latest viral video sensation to capture the world’s attention, as he hit 9 vehicles while trying to exit his stall. This video...


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