What to know about Section B – Accidents Benefits (No-fault Benefits)

April 25, 2023

What to know about Section B – Accidents Benefits (No-fault Benefits)

In Alberta, automobile insurance is prescribed by legislation. The result is a standardized insurance policy that is the same for all motorists. The three sections in Alberta’s Standard Owner’s Automobile Policy, Form (SPF No. 1) are:

  • Section A – Third Party Liability Insurance – Mandatory
  • Section B – Accident Benefits – Mandatory
  • Section C –  Loss of or damage to insured vehicle – Optional

If you’ve been involved in a motor-vehicle accident, you have a right to claim accident benefits from your insurer no matter who is at-fault in the accident. Continue reading

Alberta Diabetes Society (ADF): Committed to Finding a Cure for Diabetes

April 17, 2023

Diabetes is one of Canada’s most common chronic diseases, affecting people regardless of age, weight, or health.

This spring, the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (ADF) is running an awareness campaign to educate people about diabetes, its prevention, and its impact on Albertans and around the world.

For over 35 years, the Alberta-based organization (located here in Edmonton at the University of Alberta!) has been committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. They have received international recognition for world-class research that has become the foundation’s backbone.

Lindsay Burnham, Executive Director of the ADF, recently shared in an interview with Global News that “every 06 seconds someone dies of diabetes, or a complication related to this disease,” and according to the TV network, “more than 400,000 Albertans have been diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and this is only expected to rise.” Continue reading

10 Myths about Car Accident Claims in Alberta

April 12, 2023

Car Accident Statistics in Alberta

According to a 2020 report from Alberta Transportation, almost 95,000 car accidents occurred in Alberta, causing more than 200 deaths and injuring more than 11,000 people. That means an average of nearly 260 accidents happen in Alberta each day!

No one anticipates a car accident and you’ve probably heard different opinions about how to handle your claim, whether it’s from family and friends or from information on the internet.

In this blog post, we share some common myths surrounding car accident claims. Understanding the realities of motor vehicle claims will help you prepare in the event you or a loved one is involved in an accident. Continue reading

The Courage Gala in support of Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Returns! Join us on April 14, 2023.

April 4, 2023

At CAM LLP Injury Lawyers, we are inspired by the courage of our clients as they move through their journeys to recovery. As lawyers who act for injured people, we are committed to helping injured Albertans get the resources and access to rehabilitation that they need to move forward.

If you or a loved one are dealing with a life-changing injury, know you are not alone. In Edmonton, we are fortunate to have places like the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital that are devoted to supporting your recovery.

Glenrose Hospital is the only free-standing, comprehensive tertiary rehabilitation hospital in Alberta, serving patients of all ages who require complex rehabilitation to enable them to participate in life to the fullest. Continue reading

Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for a Serious Injury Claim

March 21, 2023

The adage “accidents happen” unfortunately rings true: without warning and when you least expect it, you or a loved one may find yourselves faced with injuries, financial loss, and other consequences flowing from a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall, or other accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Your immediate need in these situations is for medical care and support to help you with your physical recovery, particularly if your accident was a serious one. At the same time, there will be other issues to deal with  – insurance claims, for example, as well as determinations of liability for the accident, and financial compensation that you may be owed for injuries that it caused. Continue reading

Bill Hendsbee, K.C. starts term as Law Society of Alberta president

March 17, 2023

At Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP, we are proud to announce that effective February 23, 2023, our partner, Bill Hendsbee, KC, was appointed President of the Law Society of Alberta (LSA) for the 2023–2024 term.

Bill has been a consistent and enthusiastic contributor to efforts that support and improve the legal profession throughout his career, including being an active member of the LSA since 2018.

As he said, upon accepting the symbolic passing of the torch in February:

Everyone at the Bencher table is here because we care and want to make a difference – I’m looking forward to leading these efforts.
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