Advice for Motorbike Passengers Injured in Alberta

Most people know what happens when you’re the driver in a motorcycle accident who gets injured in a crash. Most people understand what to do if they’re a pedestrian struck by a motorcycle. Few people understand their options or rights when they’re injured passengers. Do not assume you don’t have rights or that no help…

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Ski-Doo Accidents in Edmonton, AB

Every year, Alberta sees roughly 73,000 snowmobile registrations. Snowmobiles are a lot of fun, but they can be dangerous, too. There are roughly 14,000 snowmobile injuries every year. Approximately 200 accidents result in deaths. It may surprise you to know you can bring forth a personal injury or wrongful death suit on a snowmobile accident.…

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How is a Calgary Personal Injury Settlement Paid Out?

If you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit or are about to be, it’s natural to worry about how the money will get to you. After all, personal injury cases wouldn’t exist if accidents weren’t expensive. You need the money from the suit to cover your losses. Here’s everything you need to know about how…

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How to Choose a Calgary, AB Spinal Injury Lawyer

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe injuries you’ll ever suffer. Worse, the insurance companies responsible for paying the costs associated with a spinal cord injury are likely to balk and fight to pay you as little as possible. A catastrophic spinal injury requires an experienced spinal injury lawyer if you’re going to…

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Do All Accidents Require Help from a Calgary Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you get into a minor car accident where you only end up with property damage, you probably won’t need help from a lawyer to get your car fixed. Alberta’s insurance laws have streamlined the process of recovering property damage compensation from the at-fault driver. The cost of repairing a car is generally much lower…

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How to Handle a Trucking Company After an Alberta Truck Collision

Colliding with a box truck, semi, or other commercial truck is often devastating. Worse, it’s not the same as colliding with a passenger vehicle. Suddenly, you’re dealing with huge corporate interests and commercial insurance companies. These people have deep pockets to help them fight against you and your case and a long track record of…

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How to Find the Right Edmonton, Alberta Personal Injury Lawyer

Want to win your personal injury case? Success starts with finding the right lawyer. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself as you begin your search.   #1) Are they experienced? Experience makes a lot of difference in most personal injury cases. You want to work with a lawyer who handles injury cases…

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Does Ice on the Road Impact Your Alberta Car Accident Case?

Here in Alberta, we see heavy snow and ice for 5 months out of the year. On average, we see measurable snowfall 126 days a year. It’s safe to say that many of the people who get into car accidents here in Alberta will get into car accidents when there’s ice on the road. Just…

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Calgary Personal Injury Settlement?

You can rest easy if you’re worried about whether the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) wants a bite out of your Alberta personal injury settlement. The CRA does not consider most portions of personal injury settlements to be taxable income. Yet you have to be careful.   Direct Compensation for Injuries While you may consider your…

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Stay-at-Home Mothers Divorce in Saskatchewan

Divorce is a difficult and emotional process, particularly for women who have dedicated their lives to their family. For stay-at-home mothers who have sacrificed their careers to raise their children and support their husbands, divorce can be especially challenging. At Merchant Law, we understand the unique challenges that stay-at-home mothers face in a divorce, and…

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