Cynthia P. Carels

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Back To School Zones – 5 Things To Keep In Mind

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...

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Four Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Injury Claim

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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Five Common Complaints of Concussion Victims

A recent study of the brains of deceased professional football players shows that nearly all of them suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”). This research on high-performance athletes also sheds some light on what accident victims go through when they...

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Four Common Problems When Injured On Vacation

Summer holidays are a great time to travel. But when accidents happen on vacation, victims are often faced with challenges they never expected. In this post, we explain 4 common problems plaintiffs face when they are accidentally injured while travelling....

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Want To Sue The City For Your Injuries? Four Things To Keep In Mind

The story of Adi Astl has captured national attention this summer, after the 73 year old Etobicoke handyman built a $550.00 set of steps down a steep embankment to his local park. He and his neighbors requested the city build...

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Four Liability Risks for Backyard Trampoline Owners

Two devastating news stories emerged this week regarding trampoline related pediatric injuries. In this post, we explore four common liability risks for property owners with trampolines on their premises. The Strong Lure This Equipment Poses to Young Children The simple...

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Four Principles of Loss of Housekeeping Claims

When accidents happen, victims are often primarily concerned about the impact of their injuries on paid employment. However unpaid activities, such as housework and lawn care, often suffer as well. In this post, we explain four primary principles behind making...

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Top Five Challenges In Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcycle season is in full swing, and thousands of avid bikers are enjoying the warm air and dry pavement. But when motorcyclists are injured in accidents, the consequences can be devastating. In this post, we explain 5 of the biggest...

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Four Common Causes of Summer Time Accidents

Summer road trip season is upon us, and it is a great time to hit the highway with friends and family. In this post, we explain 4 common reasons motor vehicle accidents happen at this time of year, so you...

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Five Common Mistakes Made By Accident Injury Victims

Have you recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault? In this post, we explain 5 common mistakes made by accident injury victims after a collision. Assuming Injuries Are “Minor” Being involved in an accident...

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Five “Top of Mind” Tips For Concussion Injury Victims

Have you recently suffered a concussion, due to someone else’s fault? In this post, we explore 5 things to keep in mind when dealing with a traumatic head injury. Seek Medical Advice Unlike a visibly broken leg or dislocated joint,...

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Six Things You Need To Know About Wrongful Death Claims

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...

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

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...

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A New Role For “Wearables”

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...

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Concussion

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...

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2016 Maximum Minor Injury Amount Announced

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...

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Cynthia Carels interviewed by Global Edmonton

Global News Edmonton, "Time to get rid of backyard trampolines?"

A group from the Stollery Emergency Department is calling for change and wants the trampoline in your backyard gone.

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Cynthia Carels interviewed on Global News

Global News Edmonton, "Cyclist suing City of Edmonton for $152K; claims pothole-related injuries"

Each year, hundreds of motorists file pothole damage claims with the City of Edmonton and now, a cyclist is adding his call for compensation. According to a Statement of Claim filed on May 11, 2015, Troy Donovan was riding his bicycle...

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The Ups and Downs of Backyard Trampolines

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...

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The Unexpected Dangers of Summer Long Weekends

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...

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Further Clarity Regarding the Minor Injury Regulation

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...

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Medical Revocation of Drivers’ Licenses

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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Underinsured Defendants

The story of Edmonton bicyclist Rylan Kafara has caught the attention of many Albertans this week. Kafara has been handed a $6,200.00 bill for damages he allegedly caused to an SUV in 2013, while riding his bike. Although Kafara was...

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Placing A Value on Wrongful Death Claims

Bereavement Damages   When a family member dies as a result of an accident, placing a monetary value on the grief of their loved ones is a challenge.  Alberta is just one of three provinces in Canada that prescribes legislated...

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Miller Thomson Personal Injury Blog! Our Miller Thomson Personal Injury Team understands that being injured is a stressful time for victims. Figuring out how to deal with the damages only adds to that stress. It may be...

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Help Us Help You

If you have been injured, recovery is usually your primary focus. That said, there are a number of things you can do to benefit BOTH your physical recovery AND your legal recovery of compensation: 1. Follow your doctor’s orders Seek...

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