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What Happens if Your Divorce Goes to Trial?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 20, 2020

When you file for a divorce you will essentially make claims about your family situation and propose a settlement agreement. The vast majority of those couples will enter into several negotiations in regards to the proposed agreement before settling.  Some, however, will have to go to court, and will have to show a judge why…

5 Factors That Impact the Value of an Alberta Personal Injury Claim

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 2, 2020

One of the most common questions our personal injury lawyers get is: “how much is my personal injury claim worth?” It’s difficult to answer this question without looking at all of the details of your case, simply because there are so many factors which can impact the answer. Here are some of the factors your…

Drug offences and how to defend them

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 18, 2020

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is Canada’s federal drug control statute. Passed in 1996 under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s government, it repeals the Narcotic Control Act and Parts III and IV of the Food and Drug Act and establishes eight Schedules of controlled substances and two Classes of precursors. It provides that “The Governor…

How Does Distracted Driving Impact Your Personal Injury Case in BC?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 7, 2020

On July 23, 2002, Scott Rollins, an off-duty police officer, was driving between mall parking lots when a driver named Mr. Lovely struck his vehicle. In 2007, the case, Rollins v. Lovely, went all the way to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.    Seconds before the collision, Mr. Lovely, the defendant, received a cell…

How Does Distracted Driving Impact an Alberta Personal Injury Award?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 2, 2020

If the driver of the vehicle who hit you was texting while driving then you could have a much stronger case. For one thing, RCMP now treats distracted driving as a form of impaired driving.    The penalty for driving while distracted is a $300 fine and 3 demerit points. Drivers don’t go to jail…

Why You’ll Make More Money With a Personal Injury Lawyer’s Help

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 29, 2020

When many of our clients first hear about contingency fees they’re happy. They don’t have to come up with a massive retainer or pay exorbitant hourly fees. They can focus on healing.   Yet when the settlement is done they often start to ask themselves if they could have done better without a lawyer. After…

If a Car Strikes a Pedestrian, Who Wins the Claim?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 25, 2020

If you asked most people who would win a claim when a car strikes a pedestrian, they’d tell you that the driver of the car is clearly at fault and the pedestrian would easily win the claim. Yet they’d be absolutely wrong. The winner of the claim is based on the party who is at…

How a Wrongful Death Case Works in Alberta

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 22, 2020

The death of a loved one is a tragedy, and no amount of money can help you manage the pain of grief. Yet the death of a loved one also comes with financial complications that can be very difficult to navigate. In Alberta, wrongful death claims exist to help you pay those expenses. Like most…

How Product Liability Cases Work

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 20, 2020

A product liability case happens when a company puts out a defective or dangerous product that causes harm to customers even when they’re using the product correctly. The way the case will be handled will be determined by whether there was a contract involved in the sale or not. If there was no contract, certain…

What is a Slip and Fall Case Worth?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 19, 2020

Slip and fall cases sound like small matters. After all, you’ve probably tripped a few times at your own house.   Yet a severe, dangerous fall can do long-term damage. Elderly adults can even lose their independence from a serious slip and fall. They can have additional repercussions that create long term expenses you might…

Why You Need a Truck Accident Expert

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 16, 2020

Truck accidents are by far the most complex types of personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured by a commercial box truck or delivery truck then you need to be very careful and deliberate as you choose your lawyer.   From the beginning this case will have twists and turns, and all of them will…

Why Fault Matters in Your Alberta Personal Injury Case

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 13, 2020

The determination of fault is one of the issues that will take front and center in your personal injury case. It will determine whether you can recover funds in a claim, and it will determine how much of the claim you can cover.   Your personal injury lawyer’s job will be, in part, to reduce…

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