January 3 2019

2019 Alberta Minor Injury Cap Announced

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

The Superintendent of Insurance, Paul Owens, 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 $5,202 in 2019, a 2.4% increase from 2018.

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 27 2018

The Importance of Your Family Doctor in Your Personal Injury Claim

Anyone who has been injured knows that it can be an awful experience. In addition to coping with pain and suffering, you may be worried that your symptoms might not improve. Furthermore, your injuries impact those around you. It’s never easy for those close to you to see you suffer, and they may experience feelings of helplessness. It’s important to everyone involved that you do whatever you can to heal and feel better.

If you are injured, the best way to help yourself and, those you love, is to follow the advice of your doctors and other medical professionals. In fact, from a legal standpoint, taking reasonable positive steps to ease your own pain and suffering is an extremely important part of obtaining full compensation for your injury claim. Continue reading

November 23 2018

2019 Top Choice Awards Now Open

CAM LLP is proud to be named as an Official 2019 Top Choice Award Nominee for the Top Injury Law Firm of 2019 in Edmonton; the sixth year in a row we’ve been recognized with this honour.

We want to send out our sincere thanks to all of those who nominated us. Voting is now open, and if you feel that we have earned your vote, we would appreciate you taking the time to vote for us. Voting is now open and runs until January 2nd, 2019.  

Please visit topchoiceawards.com/vote and enter Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP in the search field. Continue reading

November 13 2018

Winter Driving Tips for Motorists

Edmonton 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. This was the case on November 2nd in Edmonton, with 51 collisions reported to police in the morning rush hour alone.

Not all accidents can be avoided, especially when you’re the victim of a negligent driver. Continue reading

November 2 2018

How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

For many people injured in an accident, pursuing compensation for their injuries is a necessary part of their road to recovery. The first question we often get asked when meeting with an injured person is, “How much is my claim worth?” Unfortunately, the answer is often “It depends.” We know that can be frustrating to hear, but there are many factors that go into evaluating the value of a claim, and every case is different. Below are just some of the factors that may affect how much you might receive from a court in damages if you sue the person or persons responsible for your injuries. Continue reading

October 16 2018

Returning to Work After an Injury: What You Need to Know

Anyone who has been injured in an accident knows that it can be a period of extreme stress. In addition to coping with the pain caused by your injuries, you must deal with the tasks of daily life while injured and the fear of an unknown future if your injuries are serious enough to impact your ability to work.  

Even if you recover from your injuries to the extent that you are cleared to return to work, there is uncertainty as to whether or not you will get your old job back, what will happen if you are no longer able to do your old job, and what your employer’s obligations are to you. Continue reading