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Will Some Aspects of Your Personal Injury Case Have The Biggest Impact On Your Settlement?

While every personal injury case is surrounded by unique circumstances, there are still some general guidelines which can be used to estimate the value of a case. This is because certain factors are known to either decrease or increase the overall value and thus impact the height of the settlement that is ultimately paid out to the plaintiff. By comparing the factors and facts listed below to your own real-world case, you will be able to get an idea of what you can expect of the compensation you will receive some time in the future. Having a lawyer will help to wrap up the settlement process faster. …

What Is The Purpose And Need of Punitive Damages In A Claim For Compensation?

While there are a lot of people who have heard the term punitive damages before, either through TV, radio, or the news, they are actually quite rare when we are talking about personal injury cases. This is because the purpose of punitive damages is not to compensate the plaintiff, but rather to punish the defendant. Thus, in order for punitive damages to be awarded, the defendant must have done something exceptionally cruel, reckless, or otherwise bad enough to deserve punishment. But more of that below.…

Reporting A Vehicular Accident To Alberta Law Enforcement

Motor vehicle accidents happen daily throughout Alberta Province. Many motorists will have numerous questions about their accident when seeking legal advice. Motor vehicle accidents must always be reported to Alberta Law Enforcement whenever there are people injured and the damage to any vehicle exceeds $2,000. There are two ways that you can report an accident. Calling 911 is the first and filing a collision report at your local law enforcement district office is the second.…

Quick Facts On Wrongful Death Accident Claims In Alberta

When someone dies as the result of a motor vehicle accident, the loves ones left behind suffer a pain that is unimaginable to anyone who hasn’t experienced it. While no money in the world can compensate for such a loss, Alberta has still created the Fatal Accidents Act which permits bereaved loved ones to claim certain damages in order to cover expenses related to the accident. Currently, the only ones entitled to make such claims are the deceased one’s spouse, parent, sibling, or adult interdependent partner.…

Newly Implemented Obligatory Training of All Commercial Drivers

After the horrifying tragedy that involved the crashing of the Humboldt Broncos’ semi-trailer truck and coach bus, changes needed to be made to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. So, in the wake of this tragedy, the Government of Alberta chose to implement an obligatory training for all new commercial drivers, in addition to newly set and stricter safety requirements which will affect all new drivers and the companies they work for.…

Know More About What Classifies Medical Malpractice

While doctors are also just people and mistakes can happen, there are also cases in which a surgical error was easily preventable and thus, falls into the classification of medical negligence. As a result, can make the patient eligible for filing a claim against their surgeon. To clarify: if a doctor’s actions do not hold up to the standard of care set by the province, and if another reasonably competent surgeon could have executed the same surgery with better results, but under equal circumstances, then the patient will be able to rightfully file a medical malpractice claim, with the help of a personal injury lawyer in Airdrie. …

How To Know About Liability In Pedestrian Accident Cases?

Cities all across Canada have taken precautions in order to protect their pedestrians. This includes designated footpaths, additional lighting at crosswalks, and flashing crossing signal. Despite this, fatalities and injuries among pedestrians have only increased.The initial concern in a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, is of course the health and safety of the injured. However, there is also the matter of determining fault. …

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