Serious Personal Injury
Have you suffered whiplash after being rear-ended while on your way to work? Have you slipped on something spilled on the floor of a supermarket and landed hard, fracturing a couple of ribs? All of us at some point in our lives will suffer an injury that incapacitates us from working and enjoying our lives to the extent we were before. You’ll need competent, assertive representation to get the compensation you need.
Our Serious Personal Injury department can handle the following matters:
Slip/Trip and Fall
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Industrial Accident Claims
Every injury is different. It is virtually impossible to know the appropriate compensation for an injury at the outset as the gravity of the impact on your life will not likely be known until you’re further down the road to recovery.
It’s important to get into treatment as soon as possible and to truthfully describe your symptoms to your treatment providers in the greatest detail possible.
Whether you were injured in a traffic accident, slip and fall, or otherwise, our legal team would be pleased to speak with you, explain the law surrounding your situation, and fight for your rights.
Whether it’s with our firm or another firm, choose a lawyer who is experienced in this area of the law and is not afraid to take your matter to Court. Our lawyers are highly experienced professionals who have successfully taken matters to trial where a settlement cannot be reached.
Below are some common questions we receive from people who have had the unfortunate reality of experiencing an injury for which they were not at fault. We would be pleased to answer any questions about your specific situation. Give us a call and book an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers.
This is one of the most common questions we receive.
In 2004, the Alberta government enacted a regulation that “caps” the maximum payment for general damages (also known as non-pecuniary damages) for pain and suffering at $4,000.00 (approximately $5,200.00 in today’s dollars). This “cap” only applies to “minor injuries” and Courts have ruled on what falls under this “cap” and what does not.
“Minor injury” is defined by this regulation as “a sprain, strain, or WAD injury (whiplash associated disorder) caused by a motor vehicle accident, that does not result in a serious impairment.”
Not all traffic accident injuries caused by traffic accidents are governed by the “cap”. Courts have ruled on what does and does not fall under this definition so it is advisable to consult a lawyer about the specifics of your claim.
Even if your claim falls under the “cap”, you can still claim for additional heads of damage (i.e. loss of income, loss of housekeeping amenity, etc.) Contact your lawyer for specific details.