Can You Sue If Someone Gives You COVID-19?The coronavirus disease, commonly known as COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that threatened the whole world until today. This virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so everyone must practice respiratory etiquette. COVID-19 affects everyone in different ways. Most infected people will … Continue reading G.L.
What To Do After a Hit-and-Run AccidentGetting in a car accident is enough to ruin anyone's day. Being involved in a hit-and-run situation can in itself be overwhelming and disorienting. It affects you physically and financially. A hit and run involved a driver hitting a pedestrian, another vehicle, a stationary object and escaping the scene without providing contact information. There is … Continue reading G.L.
Motorcycle Injury Claim When the Rider Wasn’t Wearing HelmetA fatal collision or a collision resulting in serious injuries can change lives for those who were involved in vehicular accidents. According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), motorcycle accidents are ten times more severe than car accidents. This means that the medical costs are six times higher, and fatality rates are five times … Continue reading G.L.
Consequences for Driving Under the InfluenceThe consequences of driving with Blood Alcohol Content can be severe. The two most common and direct outcomes of the offense are injury or death through car accidents or jail time. Charges pressed against offenders may be anything from culpable homicide to manslaughter. These are often apart from the original DUI. Fortunately, there’s Legal representation … Continue reading G.L.
Do You need a Lawyer for Workers Compensation Claim in Alberta?Accidents happen anytime, no matter how careful we are with our actions. It can happen even when we are at the comfort of our home or at the place where we spend one-third of our time, our workplace. Accidents at work are also called workplace accidents, occupational accidents, or injuries at work. Not everyone is … Continue reading G.L.
Making an Injury Claim for Whiplash After an AccidentWhiplash is a frequent result of motor vehicle accidents. It typically occurs when a person in a stationary vehicle is struck from behind by another car. Fortunately, it isn't a life-threatening condition, and most people recover reasonably fast without any long-term or chronic symptoms. However, it may lead to an extended period of disability. Many … Continue reading G.L.
Which Parties Can be held Liable for a Car AccidentWhether you saw it coming or merely felt the impact, the result is always the same. For a brief moment, you're stunned with utter confusion, and then the reality sets in - you were in a car accident. With this realization comes many questions. The two most prominent being: what happened and who's at fault? … Continue reading Which Parties Can be held Liable for a Car Accident
Why You Shouldn’t Talk to an Insurance Adjuster without an Injury LawyerWhen you suffer a significant physical injury in an accident, it's essential to be careful who you talk to and what you say. I know it's a harrowing and stressful situation, but you must understand the insurance adjuster's role in potential claims. It's their responsibility to minimize it and, if possible, even make sure that … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Talk to an Insurance Adjuster without an Injury Lawyer
5 Items to keep in Your Car When Driving This WinterDriving in winter is an unavoidable activity in Canada, and most people know how to handle themselves. Nevertheless, you can never be too safe, and there are new motorists on the Alberta road every year. You can take some precautions when you're driving in the frosty time of year. It's always a good idea to: … Continue reading 5 Items to keep in Your Car When Driving This Winter
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?What is a Soft Tissue Injury? Many people suffer from painful hidden injuries without realizing that it can be just as serious as more visible trauma. Unseen damages can leave victims with lasting pain and numbness. Soft tissue injuries can occur on the sports field, at work, while driving, or even while walking. Some individuals … Continue reading What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
What is the Difference Between Workmans Comp & a Personal Injury Case?
If you have a work-related injury, you’ll usually have two different ways to seek compensation. It’s essential to understand the differences between these two possibilities to ensure you’re handling the case as well as you can. Usually, companies provide compensation to avoid lawsuits, which is more troublesome for everyone. Yet, depending on the circumstances, filing … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Workmans Comp & a Personal Injury Case?
How Jeremy Diamond Grew an Injury Law Firm to One of the Largest in the Nation
When it comes to the growth and success of the Diamond & Diamond Lawyers, one word pops to the forefront of our mind: “remarkable.” In a few short years, Jeremy Diamond, along with his wife Sandra Zisckind and brother-in-law Isaac Zisckind, has grown a single office personal injury firm to one of the largest law firms … Continue reading How Jeremy Diamond Grew an Injury Law Firm to One of the Largest in the Nation
Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries This WinterWe all know someone who has hurt themselves because they slipped and fell. The reality is that it's a widespread occurrence. Consider these statistics provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. More than 42,000 workers in Canada are injured annually due to stumbles. A large proportion of the stats involves winter slip … Continue reading G.L.
Common Shoulder Injuries Caused by Car AccidentsIt can be devastating to end up in a car accident and discover that your life has been forever changed as a direct result of another person's negligence. There are many different kinds of injuries that a person can sustain in the wake of a vehicle accident. Having the insight of an experienced and dedicated … Continue reading Common Shoulder Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
How Alcohol Affects Your Ability to DriveDrinking and driving should never go together, but sadly, people still do it. In the past few years, between 50,000 and 74,000 people have been arrested in Canada for doing exactly that. Most of them are caught after being involved in a crash or committing a traffic offence. Accidents caused by drinking and driving can … Continue reading How Alcohol Affects Your Ability to Drive
Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages in Alberta Car Accidents
Personal injury claims often seek compensation for damages classified as “Pain and Suffering.” While few would deny that a person undergoes substantial pain and suffering after an injury from a car accident or any other type of accident, nailing down a definition for “pain and suffering” can be tricky. Pain and suffering varies from person … Continue reading Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages in Alberta Car Accidents
Occupier’s Liability in Slip and Fall Cases
Sometimes, a slip and fall is a completely unavoidable accident. No matter how much caution is in play, conditions can change in an instant and create the perfect recipe for a slip and fall. But in many circumstances, the conditions which contributed to the slip and fall were created due to the negligence of the … Continue reading Occupier’s Liability in Slip and Fall Cases
How to Prove a Psychological Injury in a Personal Injury ClaimWhen someone is injured through an accident or negligence, it often results in a personal injury claim. Most of us probably associate the idea of personal injury law with physical injuries. However, traumatic accidents can produce psychological damage as readily as they produce physical damage. In Canada, you can seek compensation for these psychological injuries … Continue reading How to Prove a Psychological Injury in a Personal Injury Claim
Types of Damages in Personal Injury Claims in AlbertaIf you are hurt while living, working, or holidaying in Alberta you may need to file a personal injury case. Sadly, accidents happen more frequently than we like to think. For example, every winter, around 15,000 people hurt themselves so badly when they slip on ice, in Alberta, that they have to attend hospital. Every … Continue reading Types of Damages in Personal Injury Claims in Alberta
Which Cars Rank the Highest When it Comes to Vehicle Safety?
Which Cars Rank Highest For Vehicle Safety? Even though it is something most of us do everyday without too much thought, driving can be a dangerous business. In 2018 alone, roadway accidents resulted in over 150,000 injuries and over 1,700 deaths across Canada. Proper driver safety is essential for protecting everyone on the roadways. But … Continue reading Which Cars Rank the Highest When it Comes to Vehicle Safety?