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Contributory Negligence in Motor Vehicle Accidents

A common argument advanced by Defendants in motor vehicle accident litigation is that the Plaintiff was partially responsible for his or her own misfortune.

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The SCC on Causation in Fact

In an earlier blog post we discussed the four elements a plaintiff must prove in a negligence action. Causation is the last of these four elements.

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What to do if you’re Injured in a Slip (or Trip) & Fall

There are any number of ways you can end up the unfortunate victim of a slip, or trip, and fall incident. In Alberta, the most likely culprits are ice and snow.

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Heads of Damages in Personal Injury Actions

The general principle behind awarding damages in a personal injury action is that the plaintiff is to be restored the position that he or she would have been in had the injury not occurred.

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The Minor Injury Regulation

The Minor Injury Regulation is a regulation that was put in place by the Alberta government in 2004, which limits the amount that an injured person may recover for non-monetary damages.

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Damages in Long-Term Disability Cases

Many people have long-term disability insurance coverage through either employee group benefits or private plans.

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CMPA Report on Obstetrical Risks

Obstetrics is a complex and high risk area of medicine, involving various healthcare providers across a number of phases of care.

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Funding Sources for Albertans with Care Needs

We work for many people and families who require extensive care, and part of what is claimed in a lawsuit for our clients is the cost of the care they require.

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Overview of Duty of Care, Standard of Care, Damages and Causation

Negligence, is the basis of personal injury claims and lawsuits.  In order to successfully prove a claim in negligence, the person commencing the lawsuit (the plaintiff) must prove four elements of negligence.

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Causation and Negligent Omissions

A common issue faced by plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions is proving causation in the face of a negligent omission such as where a medical provider fails to conduct indicated testing.

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