CAM LLP is delighted to congratulate Bill Hendsbee, K.C., on his recent appointment to the Alberta Court of Justice
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by CAM LLP
2w ago
We are very proud to share that our partner, Bill Hendsbee, K.C., was appointed a Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice on May 23, 2024. Bill has been a valued member of Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP since joining us in 1996. In addition to the exceptional work he has done for our clients throughout his career, Bill consistently looked for ways to engage in serving the legal profession for the greater good and the benefit of Albertans. He was a Bencher with the Law Society of Alberta from 2018-2024 and most recently served as LSA President during the 2023-24 term. In addition, Bill has served ..read more
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Weather-Related Pedestrian Injuries in Alberta
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by Bill Hendsbee
1M ago
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to injury in winter and early spring in Alberta due to the accumulation of snow and ice on roadways and sidewalks and surprise “second winter” events. If you or a loved one suffers a fall and gets injured, you may wonder if there is a right to compensation, and who to address your claim to. Liability for injuries suffered in outdoor slip and fall accidents is governed by either the Municipal Government Act or the Occupiers’ Liability Act, depending on who has care of the property where the accident occurs. Accidents on Municipal Sidewalks In most cases, municipa ..read more
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CAM LLP proudly supports the Glenrose Hospital Foundation 2024 Courage Gala
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by CAM LLP
3M ago
The Glenrose Hospital Foundation 2024 Courage Gala will take place on April 12th, 2024, at the Edmonton Convention Centre. The Glenrose Hospital is the only hospital in Alberta dedicated to rehabilitation. The hospital receives over 100,000 patient visits annually and provides complex care for patients of all ages after a serious accident or illness and to those living with lifelong conditions. The Gala is a key fundraiser that supports this critical work. The Glenrose Hospital Foundation and CAM LLP believe everyone deserves an opportunity to reclaim their lives and regain their physical and ..read more
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Winter recreational injuries: When can you claim damages?
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by Christine Felix
3M ago
Winter in Canada provides opportunities for plenty of thrilling outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fat biking, and pond hockey. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is much to enjoy. But many of these activities also involve a degree of risk, and injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. If you or a family member gets injured during winter activities, is it possible to seek compensation? The answer is: sometimes. There are a number of factors influencing whether someone else may be liable for your injuries, including legislation, any waivers you may have signed, and the ..read more
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Damages for Emotional or Psychological Injuries
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by Warren Stengel
5M ago
If you are injured in an accident, one of the first things you will likely do is see your doctor to get treatment for your injuries. Physical injuries are often easy to see and might take the form of cuts, bruises or broken bones. By contrast, emotional or psychological injuries from an accident may not be so readily apparent and can sometimes take time to manifest. A study published in 2018 found that individuals involved in car accidents are at increased risk for a variety of psychiatric disorders, and that post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) in particular can be a concern for people inv ..read more
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Alberta Minor Injury Cap – Update 2024
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by Ron Jewitt
5M ago
The Superintendent of Insurance Interpretation Bulletin 09-2023 confirms the annual increase in the Minor Injury Cap; the amount for non-pecuniary damages for minor injuries sustained in car accidents in Alberta. Effective January 1, 2024, the maximum minor injury amount of $5,817 was adjusted by 4.2% to $6,061. The new amount is applicable to minor injuries resulting from automobile accidents that occur in Alberta on or after January 1, 2024. Questions about the Minor Injury Cap and how it affects you? We are always happy to help people understand their options regarding an injury claim. Cont ..read more
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Personal Injury Settlements: Things You Should Know – Part 2
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by Justine Lee
7M ago
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may choose to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver or their insurer to recover compensation for losses you have suffered. Although the common perception is that this type of claim will involve going to court, the reality is that most personal injury claims are resolved through a settlement. In a previous blog post, Personal Injury Settlements: Things You Should Know, we discussed some common questions about why to settle and how the settlement and negotiation process works. In this post, we supplement that information by discussin ..read more
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Proud to support the Edmonton Public Library and “Ready, Set READ!”
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by CAM LLP
8M ago
At CAM LLP, we’re proud to support the EPL’s early literacy program, “Ready, Set READ!” in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Last Friday, October 20, we were inspired and educated at EPL’s fundraising evening featuring the award-winning actor Rainn Wilson (The Office). EPL’s program is igniting a passion for reading by providing children ages 1 to 5 with new age-appropriate books delivered to their homes every month! Research has proven that a home filled with books can pave the way for a child’s academic success, transcending barriers of education and background. For exampl ..read more
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A Night of Compassion: Kids Kottage Gala Raises Over $100K to Support Vulnerable Children
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by CAM LLP
8M ago
We are delighted to announce that, thanks to your generous support, Kids Kottage Foundation was able to raise over $100,000, significantly impacting the lives of children in need. Having attended the recent 2023 Gala, we were deeply moved by the incredible work of Kids Kottage—a beacon of hope for infants and children in times of crisis. Their work is truly inspiring, providing a 24-hour safe haven, supporting vulnerable families in the Edmonton and surrounding community. Our warmest thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success. We are proud to be part of a community that takes colle ..read more
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CAM LLP Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2024
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by CAM LLP
8M ago
We are proud that all six of our senior lawyers at CAM LLP have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for their work in personal injury litigation. At CAM LLP, we focus on delivering exceptional legal services to our clients with the goal of helping injured people get the fair compensation they deserve. We are honoured to have our efforts recognized. You can visit our firm’s Best Lawyers profile here. #BestLawyersCanada #PersonalInjuryLawyers #YEG The post CAM LLP Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2024 appeared first on CAM LLP ..read more
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