According to the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research concussions more commonly affect kids and young male adults between the ages of 15 and 29. Until fairly recently, concussions went widely under-reported due to a lack of understanding of concussion risks and acceptance of impacts. The recognition of risks has prompted the development of new comprehensive concussion prevention, diagnostic and management information tailored for youth and young adults to build awareness of the risks associated with this injury. Parents should seek swift medical attention for children with visible signs of concussion as the likelihood to sustain a repeat concussion in recovery is heightened. Continue reading
Concussions are an increasingly hot topic because of developments in professional and amateur sports. As a result, the discussion of head injuries, and the knowledge about their consequences is everywhere. When a brain injured client comes in to see us we know that the treatment and management of these clients will be different in every case because no two brain injuries are alike. One client may have a relatively minor concussion and post-concussion syndrome while another may be bed-ridden in a semi-vegetative state.
CAM LLP lawyers have represented clients from across the head injury spectrum. To help clients and their caregivers prepare for the recovery process, we have gathered some observations about three general categories of head injury cases and what you can expect to encounter. Continue reading
Every personal injury claim has different issues that will have an impact on the outcome of a case. To represent you properly, the lawyer you hire must know which experts are helpful and necessary to prove the essential elements of your case and how to use them effectively to achieve the best outcome for you.
The following list identifies five types of experts frequently needed to address specific questions. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know when such an expert is required, and, equally import, will know who to call on your behalf.
How did the accident happen?
If there are questions about how the accident occurred, and who is at fault, your injury lawyer may need to hire a Reconstruction Expert. Continue reading
Not all lawyers are the same
After a motor vehicle accident, many injured accident victims may be tempted to call any lawyer they happen to know, regardless of what kind of law that lawyer practices, to see if they can get advice regarding their injuries and their rights. Most general lawyers are smart enough to know what they don’t know and, if they don’t practice personal injury law, they will refer their client to a lawyer who has expertise in the area of motor vehicle accident claims. However, some lawyers dabble in personal injury law and may decide to keep the claim for themselves. Continue reading
Try to Stay calm
The roads are busy and smoky, but panic will make things worse. Be sure to make way for emergency crews working to battle the blaze. Police are patrolling the highway, so stay put if you’re stuck in traffic and not in imminent danger. Gas will be provided when available.
If you need up to date information on what’s happening and where to access services here are some options:
For information and updates, residents are advised to follow the Municipality of Wood Buffalo on Twitter (@
Follow the hashtag #ymmfire to stay on top of what’s happening. Continue reading
It is not always exactly clear to an injury victim whether they have standing to file a legal claim following an accident. There are specific rules to this determination and many times it takes consultation with a personal injury attorney regarding potential material case facts. Regardless of the situation, it is always necessary to retain an experienced personal injury attorney when injuries are significant and the case could be a high-value claim. Personal injury claims are often strongly contested, and having an effective and knowledgeable attorney can be the difference in actually being made whole or merely receiving a low settlement offer from the respondent insurance company adjuster. Continue reading