Long Term Disability Claims & Litigation

Litigating Long-Term Disability Claims According to a recent Canadian Survey on Disability, “one in seven people aged 15 years and older reported having a disability. This represents 3.8 million Canadians whose everyday activities are limited as a result of a long-term health condition or health-related problem.” Disabilities, which are most commonly associated with illnesses (such …

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: When Good Medicine Goes Bad

  We trust medical professionals to heal us, to care for us, and to protect us. We trust that medical professionals will follow the rules and “do no harm,” and, for the most part, they do—but medical professionals are people, and people make mistakes.   If you undergo surgery in Canada the chance that a …

Winter Driving Tips in Alberta

What to do if you get into a Winter Driving Car Accident No matter how prepared you are for winter driving in Calgary and Alberta, you may still be involved in a automotive collision. If you, or someone you love, have suffered due to the actions or negligence of another, the team at Pipella Law …

“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 …