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2019 Minor Injury Cap in Alberta

2019 Minor Injury Cap in Alberta

It’s a new year, and that means an adjustment to Alberta’s minor injury cap - the compensation that an injured car accident victim can receive for certain minor injuries.

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Alberta Injury Lawyers

Alberta Injury Lawyers

When it comes to Personal Injury Law, experience matters. Every case is unique, but over time, a lawyer will be exposed to many types of claims, and will gain insight and experience from the similarities and differences between them.

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Minor Injury? I Don’t Think So!

Minor Injury? I Don’t Think So!

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of Alberta’s Minor Injury Regulation and a comparison with the parallel legislative schemes in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The purpose of the Minor Injury Regulation is to limit the recovery of a plaintiff for pain and suffering relating to “minor injuries” sustained in a motor vehicle accident. In effect, this has limited the discretion of the judiciary in assessing damages and seems to fly in the fact of the core principle underpinning tort law, restitutio in integrum.

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    IMPORTANT! If you agree to an insurance company’s settlement offer, you give up your legal right to pursue a personal injury claim. It is best to assess the full extent of your injuries and how they will affect your life before you accept an offer. Please note that you have a maximum of two years from the date of the accident to file an injury claim in Alberta.

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