National Truth and Reconciliation Day 2022

September 26, 2022

Please note that on Friday, September 30th, 2022, our office will close at noon in observance of National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

At CAM LLP, we are taking this time to remember the generations of Indigenous children who survived Canada’s Residential School system and those children who never returned home. We honour their memory and the resilience, dignity, and strength of the survivors, their families, and their communities.

One event going on in our community to support NTRD is the Orange Shirt Day run/walk. The event aims to raise funds for and local grassroots movements, including promoting and supporting Indigenous athletes. Continue reading

CAM LLP is Biking for Brain Care 2022. Join us!

September 21, 2022

CAM LLP is joining our friends from the Brain Centre for Bike for Brain Care 2022. This unique, month-long fundraiser supports Albertans with brain injuries by raising money and awareness for the extraordinary work the Brain Care Center is doing in our community.

The event runs until October 2, 2022, and during this time, colleagues from our firm are biking to raise funds to help the Brain Care Centre hit this year’s goal of $25,000. All funds raised will go towards continuing the work they do for Albertans impacted by brain injuries and their families.

You can participate by supporting our team, to donate go here: CAM LLP- Bike for Brain Care or there is still time to field your own team.
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Returning to Work After an Injury: Gradual Return to Work and the Duty to Accommodate

September 14, 2022

If you have suffered an injury and been off work, you may be considering what will happen once you are ready to go back to your job. Will you be expected to jump back into your old position immediately? What do you have to disclose to your employer and co-workers about your injury? What if you aren’t able to carry out all the tasks that were part of your job before you were injured?

Anyone who has suffered an injury has a duty to mitigate their losses; that is, they have the responsibility to try to improve their situation. This is true not only from a physical standpoint (for example, an injured person must follow the medical advice and treatment plans set out by their health care providers), but also from a financial standpoint. Continue reading

CAM LLP Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 

August 25, 2022
Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP (CAM LLP, Injury Lawyers) is delighted to announce that six of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™  for their work in personal injury litigation. Christine Felix, Q.C.Bill Hendsbee, Q.C.Jean OliverRon JewittJustine Lee, and Warren Stengel.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour.
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Update on Parental Negligence and Liability in Personal Injury Cases Involving Children

May 10, 2022

In an earlier blog post CAM LLP canvassed what happens when a child is injured while a passenger in a vehicle driven by a family member. A recent decision from the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, Edmondson v. Edmondson, 2022 NBCA 4, granted summary judgment to the legal representatives of a five-year-old child against his father for injuries suffered while a passenger on the father’s motorcycle, and found the father liable squarely on the basis of his parental negligence.

The case highlights the high degree of care that a parent must take while transporting their child, should the worst happen and they are in a motor vehicle accident. Continue reading

Mitigation and Returning to Work After an Injury: What you Need to Know

May 3, 2022

Your duty to mitigate by returning to work

All personal injury plaintiffs are required to try and minimize their damages. This is called the duty to mitigate. Essentially, it means that even if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, you have a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to heal from your injuries as best you can and to reduce any negative consequences from your injuries. If you could have taken reasonable actions to avoid or minimize a loss and you chose not to, damages for that loss will not be recoverable as our courts consider it unfair to make a defendant pay for losses that a plaintiff could have reasonably avoided. Continue reading