What is the cap for soft tissue injury compensation claims in Alberta?
The Superintendent of Insurance, Nilam Jetha, has announced the 2017 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 $5,020 in 2017.
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
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
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
The lifetime impact of a traumatic brain injury can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is just beginning their road to recovery. As a law firm, Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP is committed to not only defending their clients who are suffering from TBI, but also to supporting the Alberta non-profits and centres who play a critical role in the rehabilitation and caregiving of TBI sufferers.
In our efforts to continue supporting these groups and our clients in any way we can, we have created a credible list of TBI online sites for those who may need help in recovery and encouragement that things will get better. Continue reading
What is Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury can be defined or described as damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. When the spinal cord is injured, the body can experience temporary or permanent damage to the sensory, motor and reflex messages – the communication between body and brain.
What’s the leading cause for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?
The Mayo Clinic of physicians, scientists and researchers lists car accidents as the leading cause for spinal cord injuries. Vehicle rollovers and being struck by an automobile as a pedestrian or passenger in a vehicle are all opportunities for high impact and traumatic blows to the spine. Continue reading
Are you planning on contacting a lawyer to file a claim and are curious or nervous about the process? The following infographic easily explains the steps involved in settling a personal injury claim from the first consultation to the final appeal.
Visit our injury accidents page to learn more about the cases our law firm represents, or book your free consultation to find out if you have a case. Continue reading