Winter has come to Calgary, as it does every year, and that means slip-and-fall season is upon us.
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Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in a world where cars are such an important part of our daily lives.
Contrary to what many Calgarians might think, the most dangerous time to drive on Calgary's roads and highways isn't winter. According to statistics from 2014, more traffic accidents in Alberta actually take place in October—the same month we typically get our first heavy snowfalls—than any other month. Even though there's more snow and more hazardous road conditions in the true winter season, there are also fewer drivers on Calgary's roads, and the weather and road conditions mean drivers use more caution and travel at slower speeds.
As you read in Part 1 of this article, personal injury cases arising out of Calgary car accidents have many components and can be quite complex.
Calgary personal injury cases, including those that arise from serious car accidents, can be complex affairs.
Car accidents are a daily occurrence in and around Calgary.While many of the accidents that occur are minor, all too many are more significant and lead to serious injuries.
Calgary, and the entire province of Alberta was built on a pioneering spirit that has made the most of the natural bounty in our environment.
Part 1 of this article introduced the concepts of negligence and duty of care, and made it clear that a true "cause of action" in the form of injury is a fundamental part of any Calgary personal injury case.
In Part 1 of this article, you learned three important things about personal injury law in Calgary: that the majority of personal injury cases stem from an act of negligence; that negligence occurs when a duty of care is violated; and that the negligence must lead to injury—to "real damages"—before a case should be brought to the Calgary courts. While this basic information may not shed much light on your own unique personal injury case, we hope it provides a solid understanding of the root of personal injury law in Calgary.
Personal injury law in Calgary is anything but simple.