January 29 2020

#BellLetsTalk: Personal Injury Victims and Their Mental Well-Being

What is the Bell “Let’s Talk” Campaign

As many of you may have noticed, Bell’s “Let’s Talk” annual mental health initiative is today, January 29, 2020.

“Let’s Talk” is intended to promote awareness of mental illness and jumpstart action(s) to help people access the treatment they need. The campaign is based on four pillars:

  • Fighting the stigma that is often (wrongly) associated with mental health issues
  • Improving access to care for people facing mental health challenges
  • Fostering workplaces that support mental wellness
  • Supporting ongoing world-class research

In case you don’t know how it works, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives in Canada, for every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geo filter on January 25th, regardless of your cell phone carrier. Continue reading

January 10 2020

CAM LLP Wins 2020 Top Choice Award for Injury Lawyers

We are proud to have been chosen Edmonton’s Top Injury Law Firm, following a survey by Top Choice Awards ™! This is the seventh consecutive year we’ve been honoured with this recognition, and we want to express a sincere thank you to everyone who submitted a vote in support of our firm.

By choice we represent only the seriously injured, allowing us to dedicate the time and financial resources to the cases of our clients. Our goal with every client is to provide them with excellent service, and to treat them with dignity and respect. We believe this honour recognizes that dedication to our clients, and we are thrilled to be Edmonton’s Top Choice Award ™ 2020 winner! Continue reading

January 9 2020

Four Steps to Coping with Emotional Trauma after a Car Accident

No one thinks twice about treating physical injuries that result from a car accident. First responders arrive at the accident scene immediately to assess and address any physical damage. If you have whiplash, you’ll likely visit a doctor or chiropractor multiple times until your pain becomes manageable. If you experience long-term health effects, you’ll continue to visit a physical therapist to learn coping strategies for returning to normal life.

However, unlike physical injuries, emotional injuries can be easy to ignore. We often tell ourselves we just need to “get over” the anxiety and PTSD that often follow a car accident, even though we would never tell ourselves to “get over” a broken leg or a brain injury. Continue reading

January 3 2020

2020 Alberta Minor Injury Cap Announced

What is the cap for soft tissue injury compensation claims in Alberta?

The Superintendent of Insurance, Darren Hedley, has announced the 2019 soft tissue (minor injury) cap amount.  Since 2004, minor soft tissue injuries, including minor sprains and strains, have been limited by the government.  In 2004 the minor injury cap was $4,000 and that has moved up due to inflation to $5,296 in 2020, a 1.8% increase from 2019.

Before 2004 a less severe injury that lasted 3- 6 months may have been worth anywhere from $5,000 – $15,000 for the pain and suffering.  Since that time, the minor injury cap puts a limit on these less severe injuries and is set each year by the government. Continue reading

November 7 2019

Winter Driving Tips for Motorists

Alberta winters can be beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. Snow piles up on the road; blizzards impair drivers’ vision, and ice makes it easier for cars to slip.

Fortunately, car accident fatalities usually decrease during the winter. More people stay inside instead of risking bad weather, and most people drive slowly in bad weather.  However, accidents tend to increase on the first day or two after a snowstorm as drivers adjust to the new weather conditions. 

Not all accidents can be avoided, especially when you’re the victim of a negligent driver. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself and others on the road safe this winter. Continue reading

November 1 2019

2020 Top Choice Awards Now Open

Please note that voting is now closed. Thank you for all those who participated! 

CAM LLP is proud to be an Official 2020 Top Choice Award Nominee for the Top Injury Law Firm of 2020 in Edmonton. This is the seventh year in a row we’ve been recognized with this honour. Thank you!

Voting is now open and runs until December 20, 2019. If you feel that we have earned your vote, click HERE. You will see our firm listed under the Top Injury Law Firm of 2020 category. From there, click ‘VOTE,’ and the platform will take you through submitting your vote, which includes explaining your vote, rating your experience with CAM LLP. Continue reading