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What Factors Determine Who Is At Fault In Cycling Accident?

The legal system usually judges a defendant to be innocent, until evidence proves otherwise. That approach does not apply to cases in which a motorist has hit a driver. In such cases, the law calls for utilization of a procedure known as reverse onus. According to that procedure, a personal injury lawyer in Lloydminster and Okotoks knows that the motorist should be assumed negligent unless he or she can prove that other factors played a part in creating an accident-prone situation. Some of those factors relate to the behavior exhibited by the rider on the bicycle. …

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.…

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