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What Happens if Someone Else is Driving My Car and Gets into an Accident in Alberta?

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It's a reality of modern life that sometimes, we just have to lend out our car to someone who isn't normally on the insurance policy. Maybe it's a friend who has an emergency. Or, it's a relative who just needs to get their groceries once a month. Maybe you need them to run a quick errand on your behalf. Regardless of the circumstances, lending out your car can represent a risk that the driver you've entrusted with your car keys will get into an accident.  If that happens and your friend or family member wasn't at-fault then they can generally press a personal...

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What is the Average Settlement for a Soft Tissue Injury in Alberta?

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Alberta law makes a distinction between soft tissue injuries and other sorts of injuries when determining the pain and suffering of a plaintiff in any personal injury case.  While these injuries sound like they're very minor, this isn't necessarily the case. Some soft tissue injuries can cause major impairments in the life of an accident victim.  Thus it is up to your lawyer to make the strongest case for you so that you can receive as much compensation for these injuries as possible. In Alberta pain and suffering, awards are capped, and pain and suffering awards have an especially low cap of...

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The Alberta Motor Vehicle Claims Act

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You know, in general, what happens when you get into an accident with an insured driver in Alberta. But do you know what happens when you get into an accident with an uninsured driver? While you could sue the driver directly, the chances that any given driver who can't afford insurance will also be able to cover your injury claims are slim-to-none. Alberta recognizes this fact. That's why the Motor Vehicle Claims Act was passed in 1947. This program gives drivers a way to receive compensation after an accident with an uninsured driver. How does MVAC work? Essentially you file a lawsuit and...

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Alberta Labour Board Wrongful Dismissal

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Have you been dismissed from your job? As employment is so vital to the survival of most people, Alberta law and federal law have laid out specific protections outlining when a person may be dismissed from their job.  In certain cases, you may be entitled to compensation for damages in the event that you are wrongfully dismissed.  What qualifies as wrongful dismissal? A wrongful dismissal occurs when: An employer fails to give proper notice or a proper severance payment when terminating your employer. In a case where an employer has violated your employment contract, if you had one.In a case where an employer has dismissed...

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How Pain and Suffering Compensation Works in Calgary, AB

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Few people really understand the pain and suffering compensation. The million-dollar insurance industry has even worked to malign people who receive pain and suffering awards. Somehow people who get compensation for their suffering are "just whining" for "more money." In reality, nobody brings a personal injury case to court unless someone else has been negligent, and nobody receives a large pain and suffering award unless the results of that accident have had a clear, present, and profound impact on another person's life. That is, someone either failed to do something they were supposed to do or did something they weren't supposed...

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