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Intersection Accidents – Know The Rules

March 7th, 2017

Every year, hundreds of people are involved in motor vehicle incidents that involve damage to property, as well as minor and major injuries. Between 2010-2014 Grande Prairie experienced an alarming 155% increase in the number of injury collisions in the city (Source). Intersections Can be Hazardous According to the City of Grande Prairie’s statistics, “in 2016, 89% of collisions occurred at intersections.” (Source) The City of Grande Prairie’s website also notes that over 85% of intersection accidents are caused by…

Risks of Self-Representation in Personal Injury Cases

October 21st, 2016

Although there may be specific reasons that individuals resort to self-representation, the outcome may not always align with initial objectives or expectations. Self-representation in personal injury cases has more than its fair share of pitfalls, and those representing themselves can lose out on much more than compensation. You are more likely to achieve the optimal outcome in a personal injury case if you have a lawyer protecting your rights and making sure your case is put forward in a way…

Insurance Disputes: We can Help

October 5th, 2016

You pay for insurance based on an assumption that you will be financially protected if you need to make a claim. Unfortunately, the law of insurance is often difficult to understand, and insurance policy descriptions can be poorly written, vague, or even misleading. To make matters worse, the exceptions (or exemptions) to an insurance policy are frequently not explained well (or fully) by insurance agents. The result is that people often think they have insurance coverage for a specific event…

Accident Benefits Claims In Alberta

September 19th, 2016

Being in a car accident, however minor, can be a nightmare. Even a small injury can leave you out of pocket. Alberta law allows you to claim some benefits from your auto insurer, regardless of who is at fault for the accident; this is known as your Statutory Accidents Benefits Coverage. Even if you are to blame for the accident, you are entitled to claim some or all of your lost earnings, as well as compensation for medical bills that…

Five reasons why hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can make a big difference

August 11th, 2016

If you have been in a car accident, or you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, retaining an experienced personal injury lawyer can benefit you enormously. Here are five reasons why. One: Insurance companies are businesses – they exist to make a profit. Insurance companies have teams of qualified and experienced employees and lawyers whose goal is to reduce payouts to innocent injured parties to maximize profits. Be aware that insurance claims adjusters are employed by the insurance company…