Finding the best personal injury lawyer for your car accident claim

If you have sustained injuries from an accident you may be asking yourself where and how to start looking for a personal injury lawyer in Edmonton. As an accident victim you are already suffering from the pain of your injuries, coping with getting the right medical treatment and dealing with insurance adjusters. It can get overwhelming, very quickly. Knowing that you have a personal injury lawyer that you can trust to explain what’s going on and help you through the process can make it much easier to focus on your recovery.

A good lawyer will have dealt with your type of injury before and has the experience to guide you through the claims process. Continue reading

Compensation for Helping your Injured Loved One

When a loved one is injured, you naturally want to help.  Many spouses, parents, and other family members really step up to the plate to assist by providing caretaking, companionship, nursing, childcare, and transportation. Many also contribute financially by, for example, taking time off work or quitting their employment to take care of their injured loved one, refurbishing their homes to make them accessible and provide accommodation, or perhaps even purchasing adequate accommodation to meet the enhanced needs of their injured loved one. 

Giving up a job, expending money on home renovations or buying accessible housing each have a big financial impact. Continue reading

Fatal Accidents: Compensation for the Loss of a Family Member

Fatal accidents are never a pleasant topic but with Mother’s Day just past and Father’s Day approaching, we as personal injury lawyers are reminded of our many clients who have lost a mother, father, spouse, or child through the negligence of another.

What happens when the victim of a fatal accident is a parent, child or spouse?

In addition to CPP death benefits and Section B death benefits (if the death is as a result of a motor vehicle accident), you may also be entitled to claim damages from the parties who were at fault for the accident. These damages consist of:

  1. Bereavement Damages

Bereavement damages are for the loss of the guidance, care and companionship of the deceased and are mandated by legislation. Continue reading

Manic Motivation Monday!

You can tell that we have staff who grew up in the 80’s by their response to their favourite songs about Monday.  The top three songs came from the Bangles, Duran Duran and a late 70’s song from the Boomtown Rats.  You can decide for yourself by reviewing the volume of Monday songs at http://antonk.com/music/songs-about-monday/ but our staff liked the following:

  1.  Manic Monday, The Bangles  https://www.youtube.com/embed/SsmVgoXDq2w
  2. New Moon on Monday, Duran Duran  https://youtu.be/ij-xKuYotOk
  3. I Hate Mondays, Boomtown Rats https://youtu.be/-Kobdb37Cwc

If I didn’t know better I would think that our staff doesn’t like Mondays, but that can’t be the case?  Enjoy! Continue reading

Celebrating 100 years – Lillian Ruby Clements

On September 10, 2015 several members of our firm were honoured to attend the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association’s celebration of Lillian Ruby Clements.  She was called to the Alberta Bar 100 years ago and was the first woman lawyer in Alberta.

Guest speakers included the Honourable Madam Justice Joanne Veit, the Honourable Marguerite Trussler, Q.C., and Gail Cohen, Editor in Chief of Canadian Lawyer.  The Keynote Speaker was The Honourable Madam Justice Suzanne Cote, the newest member of the Supreme Court of Canada.  These women shared their stories of growing up and carving out a path for themselves that not only led to their success but led to them achieving meaning and fulfilment in their lives.  Continue reading

The Best songs of 2015 (so far) as picked by our Staff!

The CAMLLP awards 😉 are around the corner so our staff have picked their favourite songs of 2015 to date.  If you have some of your own, please send us a note with your pick for top song of 2015! (Editor’s note- I cannot confirm that all songs were released in 2015 or at all)

Top songs of 2015 – in no particular order:

1. Bring Down the House – Dean Brody

2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars

3. Dangerous – Alyssa Reid

4. Nobody Praying for me – Seether

5. Budapest – George Ezra

6. Sugar – Maroon 5

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