Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Acquired Brain Injury (or ABI, which is damage sustained by the brain after birth) currently impacts about 1.5 million Canadians, according to an online article put out by Brain Injury Canada(BIC). BIC is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those impacted by ABIs through education, research, awareness …

Motorcycle awareness month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Alberta, according to a Government of Alberta release. Motorcycle accidents are common, and something we deal with at Pipella Law every year. Alarmingly, motorcyclists are more likely to be injured, or seriously killed, in a collision, due to the fact that they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. According …

E-Scooters article

In a May 21, 2020 article, Heide Pearson of Global News writes about the return of e-scooters to Calgary in 2020. There are new rules in place, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scooters are scheduled to return on a 1-month trial basis, with only 150 scooters per company. Despite the trial run, Mayor Nenshi …

Pre-MVA Injuries – How they affect your PI claim

At Pipella Law, we often see people who suffered with pre-existing conditions. A pre-existing condition is just that: a condition that existed prior to an accident. This “condition” may include a “formal diagnosis”, including a concussion, with recurring symptoms, like headaches. Understandably, many people involved in a personal injury claim want to know if a …

Pipella Law Shares A Culinary Experience Between Friends

The evening of September 15th, 2019 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 Country …