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” …

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 …