How is a Calgary Personal Injury Settlement Paid Out?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | June 4, 2023

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…

How to Choose a Calgary, AB Spinal Injury Lawyer

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 30, 2023

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…

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

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 21, 2023

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…

How to Handle a Trucking Company After an Alberta Truck Collision

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 20, 2023

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…

How to Find the Right Edmonton, Alberta Personal Injury Lawyer

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 15, 2023

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…

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

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 8, 2023

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…

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

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | May 2, 2023

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…

Stay-at-Home Mothers Divorce in Saskatchewan

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | April 27, 2023

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…

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Saskatchewan – Merchant Law

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | April 20, 2023

Merchant Law has a wide breadth of experience helping our clients with all types of injury compensation claims across Saskatchewan and Alberta. In this article we will review case law in Saskatchewan where the courts have found that medical doctors or other practitioners were negligent so that a claim of medical malpractice was well founded.…

High Net Worth Divorce – Merchant Law SK

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | April 15, 2023

Divorce for High Net Worth Individuals in Saskatchewan: What You Need to Know Divorce can be a difficult and emotionally charged process for anyone, but for high net worth individuals, it can be especially complex. The stakes are higher, the financial and legal implications more significant, and the process more challenging. At Merchant Law, we…

Chronic Back Pain – Calgary Injury Lawyers

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | April 11, 2023

Car accidents are a common occurrence on the roads of Calgary. Injuries from car accidents can vary in severity, from minor cuts and bruises to severe injuries such as spinal cord injuries. One of the most common injuries that people sustain after a car accident is back pain. Back pain can range from mild to…

Broken Bones & Fractures – Alberta Injury Lawyers

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | April 6, 2023

If you have recently been in a car accident and are experiencing severe back pain, it is crucial to seek medical attention right away. In some cases, the pain can be a sign of a serious injury that requires immediate attention. At Merchant Law, we understand the importance of getting the proper medical care after…