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How To Take Useful Photos of Your Alberta Car Accident Scene

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | December 10, 2020

One piece of advice you hear again and again is to take photos after you’ve been in a car accident. They can be vital pieces of evidence in any personal injury case, because they back up your claims about the extent of the damage and the severity of the accident. You don’t have to be…

What Happens if the Other Driver Died in My Alberta Car Accident?

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

Car accidents are extremely unpredictable. Fault is no determinant of how much a person gets hurt or whether they die. Fault only determines liability. The initial declaration of fault is usually made by the police officer at the scene, but your lawyer can also make an argument for the assignment of fault, and that assessment…

How to Make a Parenting Plan that Works

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

Unless one parent is proven to be a danger to their child, judges in Canada prefer something close to 50/50 custody and access arrangements. This isn’t possible for all families, but it is true that the children of divorce do better when they are able to have a relationship with both of their parents. Making…

5 Questions an Alberta Personal Injury Lawyer May Ask During the Initial Consultation

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | October 10, 2020

Nervous about your free consultation? Wondering what to expect?  Believe it or not, your initial consultation with an Alberta personal injury lawyer will be a fairly straightforward affair. Here are some of the questions you can expect us to ask you.  #1) What happened, and when did it happen?  In Alberta you have 2 years…

Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim in Alberta?

By Donald I.M. Outerbridge | September 30, 2020

Many of our clients and potential clients worry they don’t have grounds for a personal injury case.  We encourage people to avoid guesswork: the only real way to know whether you have a “good” or “winnable” case is to consult with a personal injury lawyer. Still, there are a few questions you can ask yourself…

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…

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