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Calgary Doctors Raise Concerns Over E-scooters

Since the City of Calgary’s e-scooter pilot program launched in July, the rechargeable electric scooters have exploded in popularity; data indicates that 80,000 trips were taken between July 13th and 29th, covering a distance of more than 250,000 kilometres. But an explosion in popularity has also meant a corresponding increase in injuries—one Calgary medical centre is […]

Pipella Law Shares A Culinary Experience Between Friends

The evening of September 15th, 2018 saw dozens gather at the SAIT Tastemarket in downtown Calgary to take in Gourmet Soirée: A Culinary Experience Between Friends—a unique fundraising event for Calgary’s Between Friends. Designed to stoke the imaginations (and appetites) of attendees, Gourmet Soirée featured chefs from SAIT’s famous Culinary School demonstrating the fine arts […]

Distracted Driving Kills

The Canadian Automobile Association claims that every year in North America, driver distraction is a factor in approximately 4 million motor vehicle collisions—the Ontario Provincial Police alone have investigated “more than 600 road deaths that involved an inattentive driver” since 2009. A 2014 article in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that among experienced drivers, dialing a […]

Calgary Doctors Raise Concerns Over E-scooters

Since the City of Calgary’s e-scooter pilot program launched in July, the rechargeable electric scooters have exploded in popularity; data indicates that 80,000 trips were taken between July 13th and 29th, covering a distance of more than 250,000 kilometres. But an explosion in popularity has also meant a corresponding increase in injuries—one Calgary medical centre is […]

Pipella Law Joins The Kidney March

“Kidney March is more than an event. It is a movement to action. It is a community of people rallying in support of each other. It is an experience that will take you beyond your limits but reward you for pushing those limits in more ways than you ever thought it would.” Winding through Kananaskis […]

E-scooters Enter Calgary: Are You Ready?

After popular (and controversial) debuts in major American cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Austin, e-scooters have arrived in Calgary—albeit on a limited basis. Currently, the Government of Alberta has classified e-scooters as “prohibited miniature vehicles that can be used only on private property;” however, the City of Calgary has secured permission to test […]

Kitzul Case on School Board Policy Change

In December of 2012, 8-year-old Nicholas Kitzul left his classroom, unknowing that this trip to the bathroom would permanently change his life. The 3rd grade student at Bearspaw Elementary School was found 4 minutes after leaving the classroom, by a fellow student, unconscious in the washroom. The non-breakaway lanyard that held the hall pass issued […]

Pipella Law Represents Severely Injured Child in Lawsuit Against Rockyview School Division. Family Reaches an Out-of-court Settlement.

Nicholas Kitzul is shown in 2017, five years after the accident at Bearspaw School. Photo provided by Kitzul family. Global News, CBC, and other Calgary media including the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald have covered this prominent story. Seven years after their son Nicholas suffered catastrophic, life-altering injuries, the Calgary-area Kitzul family (with assistance from […]

Pipella Law Assists Local Family In Claim Against Day Home

According to the filed Statement of Claim at the Calgary Court of Queen’s bench, on the afternoon of April 20, 2017, Lochlan Linehan fell down at a Calgary-area day home, resulting in catastrophic injuries that left him vomiting, unresponsive, and in critical condition. The incident, which occurred just 8 days after the boy’s first birthday, […]

Parents sue for $18 million after toddler suffers brain injury at day home

The family of a Calgary child badly injured in a fall at a day home two years ago is seeking more than $18 million in damages, alleging negligence in his care. A statement of claim obtained Wednesday by Postmedia says Lochlan Linehan, 3, suffered catastrophic injuries during an April 20, 2017, incident at a northwest […]