Winter Driving Tips in Alberta

Staying Safe on Calgary’s Winter Roads: A Primer for Winter Driving  Calgary’s winters are not only brutal at times, but can be downright dangerous. In addition to wind chill temperatures that routinely push -40º Celsius, with homes buried under centimetres of snow, shorter days and minimal sunlight, we must also endure unforgiving road conditions that …

“No-Fault” Insurance is ‘Potentially Disastrous’

In late October, a Government of Alberta panel recommended that the province adopt a “no-fault” insurance model. While the government has yet to act on the panel’s recommendations, the panel’s report has been met with strong backlash from Alberta’s legal community, advocates for people living with severe injuries, medical professionals, and esteemed members of the …

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer: What You Need to Know

You have been injured, and it was not your fault. Maybe you were involved in a motor vehicle collision; maybe a product on which you rely, failed catastrophically; maybe the thoughtless actions of another have led to you being hurt. Regardless of how you were injured, you are suffering, and you are looking to hire …

Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, and Spinal Injury Lawyers in Calgary

In a split second, a spinal injury can forever alter lives — not only of the person who is injured, but also the lives of everyone around them – as family members, loved ones, and even co-workers must adapt in both the short and long-term. Individuals facing paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, and any other form of …

Medical Professionals Oppose Insurance Company Proposals for Insurance Reform

In a July 21, 2020 article, “Medical professionals oppose insurance company proposals for insurance reform”, FAIR Alberta discusses insurance industry claims that reforms would lead to “more care” and “better outcomes” for parties injured in automobile accidents. According to Dr. Ashley Smith, a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, there is good reason to question these …

Bicycle Safety This Summer for Kids

For personal injury lawyers, cases involving injured kids can be difficult, especially in cases where the parents’ negligence may have caused, or contributed to, the child’s injuries. We would like to see parents take steps to prevent injuries from happening in the first place. Devices including bike trailers can be a hazard if they are …

Albertans prefer current car insurance system over potential no-fault structure: Survey

The Insurance Broker’s Association of Alberta (IBAA) is lobbying to replace Alberta’s current insurance regime with a “no-fault system”, where compensation for bodily injury claims, would be handled by insurance companies. Simpler put, people injured by a negligent driver in an automobile accident, would lose their right to sue. Instead, the insurance companies responsible for …

Insurance companies in Alberta set to rake in almost $1 Billion in pre-tax profit over 2019 and 2020

Recently, Alberta insurance companies have lamented the fact that personal injury claims, made by drivers injured in automobile accidents, have depleted their financial reserves. They claim that bankruptcy is on the horizon, absent significant changes. To that end, they are aggressively lobbying for a “no-fault insurance system”, which would essentially give insurance companies “carte blanche” …