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Category: Personal Injury

Family Protection Insurance Endorsements ("SEF 44 Coverage") - 5 Things to Know

November 24, 2021

SEF 44 Coverage, also known as Family Protection Insurance Endorsements, is intended to provided coverage in circumstances where the at-fault party is uninsured, underinsured. What are 5 things you need to know about SEF 44 Coverage?

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Why are Personal Injury Damages in Canadian Lawsuits So Much Lower Than in the US?

March 26, 2021

Why are general damages for pain and suffering in Canada effectively capped? Maureen McCartney-Cameron traces the reason back to the "Damages Trilogy," three 1978 decisions from the Supreme Court Canada.

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Hit & Run/Uninsured Accidents - 5 Things to Know

August 27, 2020

Maureen McCartney-Cameron points out the 5 things you need to know if you've been involved in a hit & run or an accident with an uninsured driver.

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An Update on Social Host Liability in Canada

June 29, 2020

In McCormick v Plambeck, the British Columbia Court Supreme Court recently considered whether liability might be imposed on social hosts whose guests were teenage minors.

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Damages for Loss of Marriage/Interdependency Benefits: University of Regina v Miranda Biletski, 2019 SKCA 44

June 25, 2020

In 2019, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal confirmed that a severely injured plaintiff may recover separate damages based on the fact they are now statistically less likely to find a romantic partner as a result of their injury.

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Suing After a Workplace Accident

June 16, 2020

If you have been injured at work, Maureen McCartney-Cameron lists 5 things that you should be aware of when bringing an action to your employer.

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Alberta’s Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) - 5 Things to Know

September 17, 2019

Maureen McCartney-Cameron lists 5 things that you should know about Alberta’s Minor Injury Regulation.

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Alberta Accident (“Section B”) Benefits - 5 Things to Know

June 5, 2019

Maureen McCartney-Cameron lists the 5 things you should know regarding Alberta accident benefits.

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Wrongful Death Claims - 5 Things to Know

February 20, 2019

Although no amount of money can replace the life of a loved one, the family members of the deceased may have legal recourse if their death was the result of the wrongful act of another. Here are 5 things one should know when making a wrongful death claim.

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