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What Happens if You Hit a Pedestrian in Canada?

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Accidents between drivers and pedestrians are deadly serious. They're also quite common in Alberta, with the highest number of accidents occurring during the month of November.  What happens if you're the driver of a car that hits one? Many drivers fear that hitting a pedestrian will result in jail time, but this isn't usually the case. Here's everything you need to know about being the driver who hits a pedestrian in Alberta.  What should you do if you hit a pedestrian? Immediately call 911 to get the police on the scene, as well to get medical attention for the injured pedestrian. If you...

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Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts in Alberta

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Slip and fall injuries can lead to a wide variety of settlement agreements. Some are worth no more than a few thousand dollars. Others can be worth over a million dollars. It is up to your lawyer to negotiate the best settlement they can possibly get for you. Here's what you need to know about Slip and fall settlement amounts in Alberta and how it works. What is the average settlement for an Alberta slip and fall? There truly is no such thing as an average settlement. Everything depends on the facts of the case. A settlement is determined by the extent to which you were...

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How Are Alberta Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

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There's a sense of elation when you've finally been granted a personal injury award or accepted a settlement after a long negotiation process. At long last, the end is in sight. Your bills will get paid, your expenses will be handled, and your needs will be met. You can be done with the courts and the process. Now you just have to navigate the final few steps: getting the settlement and handling it properly. Here's what you need to know about How Are Alberta Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out? What is the settlement check timeline? Assuming your case is like 92% of cases...

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How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Alberta?

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When you get into a car accident you incur certain obligations. One of those obligations is that you will report that accident properly. There are two types of reports you'll have to make. The very first report you'll make is to the police. The second one you'll make is to your insurance company. If you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit you'll be bound by other deadlines as well.  Here's everything you need to know.  How long do you have to report an accident to the police? The first thing you must do after an accident is try to get the cars to a...

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Who is at Fault in an Alberta Car Accident When Backing up?

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We don't usually think about reversing accidents when we think about car accidents, but they happen. They're common in parking lots, but they sometimes happen at intersections as well, usually when a driver stops a bit into the intersection and tries to correct by scooting the car back in reverse. Regardless of the circumstances, reversing car accidents are like any other car accident: if they result in injuries they can generate a personal injury case for the driver who is found to be less at-fault for the accident.  You should follow all of the same after-accident procedures for a reversing accident as...

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