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The Canadian Home Buyer’s Definitive Guide to Closing Costs

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 20, 2021

It’s very common for first-time home buyers to forget all about closing costs. Even experienced home buyers may be caught off-guard by them, or may struggle to account for them. This guide will help you understand closing costs, account for them correctly, and understand them as a potential point of negotiation. What are closing costs?…

How Long Does an Executor Have to Settle an Estate in Canada?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 16, 2021

Sometimes heirs are frustrated by the amount of time that it can take to settle an estate in Canada. Sometimes the delays are legitimate and unavoidable. At other times, executors are dragging their feet, especially if they currently have use of certain properties or assets that they’d like to continue using. Learn what is and…

Questions to Ask a Real Estate Lawyer

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 9, 2021

When you retain an Edmonton real estate lawyer you’re rarely looking for someone who will guide you through a single transaction. You are instead looking for a partner who will be with you through all the real estate transactions you might make over a lifetime. This is especially true of those who wish to invest…

4 Things You Need to Know About Motorcycle Cases in Calgary, AB

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 1, 2021

Motorcycle accident cases don’t necessarily play out the same way car accident cases do. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident there are some special considerations you’re going to have to take into account as you contemplate your next steps. Here are four things you need to know about getting into a motorcycle accident.…

Personal Injury 101 for Calgary Delivery Drivers

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 25, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of opportunity for delivery drivers. Food, grocery, and package delivery can offer a lucrative source of income, but they do put you at greater risk for an accident. Here’s what you need to know about getting into accidents while you’re a delivery driver.   You need to check…

How Do Punitive Damages Work in a Calgary Personal Injury Case?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 20, 2021

Punitive damages go under a lot of names. You may also hear them referred to as exemplary damages, vindictive damages, or retributory damages. These damages are set aside for acts above and beyond mere negligence. For example, in a car accident they might be levied for a driver who was driving intoxicated, or engaging in…

What Counts as Distracted Driving in Calgary, Alberta?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 12, 2021

Alberta recently tightened up its distracted driving laws. If you don’t know the new ones you could end up with a ticket…or, worse, find yourself being held at-fault during a personal injury case because you broke the law. Breaking laws while driving can even open you up to punitive damages. Of course, most people also…

Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip in Alberta

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | August 4, 2021

The road calls as more and more Albertans get vaccinated and as warm summer weather beckons. Yet that means there is a potential for car accidents. The team at Merchant Law wants you to be safe this summer. While we’re happy to help you win your personal injury case we’d just as soon you stay…

Personal Injury 101 for Uber Drivers in Calgary, Alberta

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 27, 2021

If you are an Uber driver that has gotten into an accident then you might have a lot of concerns about what happens next. After all, you already know you’re not considered an employee, which means you won’t be getting workers compensation. You may even worry that you’re more likely to be found at-fault for…

Is it Better to Settle My Calgary, Alberta Personal Injury Claim or to Take it to Trial?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 21, 2021

There are a lot of myths about the legal profession. One of them is that settlement is what weak lawyers do, while real attorneys to go trial. Here’s the truth. At Merchant Law we are fierce litigators. We never shy away from a courtroom battle. But we’d be the first to tell you that battling…

How do Weather Conditions Impact Your Calgary Personal Injury Case?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 16, 2021

Ice, snow, and thunderstorms can have an impact on a personal injury case. In many cases, they will complicate your claim, ensuring you need an even stronger legal team to help you pursue a settlement. This is because personal injury cases don’t compensate you because you got hurt. They compensate you because someone acted in…

Is it a Big Mistake to Move Out of Your Home During Your Alberta Divorce?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | July 3, 2021

You can’t stand the sight of your spouse anymore. Or your spouse has told you to get out. You already know in most cases you must separate for one year before courts in Edmonton will even allow you to file for divorce. So should you stay, or should you go? What’s your best, most strategic…

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