January 12 2021

CAM LLP Wins 2021 Top Choice Award for Injury Lawyers

We are proud to have been chosen Edmonton’s Top Injury Law Firm, following a survey by Top Choice Awards ™! This is the eighth consecutive year we’ve been honoured with this recognition, and we want to express a sincere thank you to everyone who submitted a vote in support of our firm.

By choice we represent only the seriously injured, allowing us to dedicate the time and financial resources to the cases of our clients. Our goal with every client is to provide them with excellent service, and to treat them with dignity and respect. We believe this honour recognizes that dedication to our clients, and we are thrilled to be Edmonton’s Top Choice Award ™ 2021 winner! Continue reading

January 8 2021

No-Fault Auto Insurance in Alberta

Alberta’s advisory committee on insurance reform has recommended that the province change its auto insurance system to a no-fault system.  No-fault auto insurance is common in jurisdictions where government plays a larger role in people’s lives such as British Columbia and Saskatchewan. This system is inconsistent with the values of personal responsibility, self-determination, and fairness that Albertans hold dear. 

Experience in the U.S. and other provinces has also shown that no-fault doesn’t reduce premiums but leads to higher costs and fewer protections and civil rights for Albertans.  A no-fault insurance means that if you’re hurt or your vehicle is damaged in an accident, your own insurance company will pay for some of your losses, no matter who caused the accident. Continue reading

January 6 2021

2021 Alberta Minor Injury Cap Announced

What is the cap for soft tissue injury compensation claims in Alberta?

The Superintendent of Insurance, Sherri Wilson has announced the 2020 soft tissue (minor injury) cap amount.  Since 2004, minor soft tissue injuries, including minor sprains and strains, have been limited by the government.  In 2004 the minor injury cap was $4,000 and that has moved up due to inflation to $5,365 in 2021, a 1.3% increase from 2020.

Before 2004 a less severe injury that lasted 3- 6 months may have been worth anywhere from $5,000 – $15,000 for the pain and suffering.  Since that time, the minor injury cap puts a limit on these less severe injuries and is set each year by the government. Continue reading

November 20 2020

2021 Top Choice Awards Now Open

Note: Voting is now closed for the Top Choice Awards. Thank you again for your support of CAM LLP! 

CAM LLP is proud to be an Official 2021 Top Choice Award Nominee for the Top Injury Law Firm of 2021 in Edmonton. This is the eighth year in a row we’ve been recognized with this honour. Thank you!

Voting is now open and runs until December 20, 2020. If you feel that we have earned your vote, click HERE. You will see our firm listed under the Top Choice Injury Law Firm of 2021 in Edmonton category. From there, click ‘VOTE,’ and the platform will take you through submitting your vote, which includes explaining your vote, rating your experience with CAM LLP. Continue reading

September 21 2020

Four Steps to Coping with Emotional Trauma after a Car Accident

No one thinks twice about treating physical injuries that result from a car accident. First responders arrive at the accident scene immediately to assess and address any physical damage. If you have whiplash, you’ll likely visit a doctor or chiropractor multiple times until your pain becomes manageable. If you experience long-term health effects, you’ll continue to visit a physical therapist to learn coping strategies for returning to normal life.

However, unlike physical injuries, emotional injuries can be easy to ignore. We often tell ourselves we just need to “get over” the anxiety and PTSD that often follow a car accident, even though we would never tell ourselves to “get over” a broken leg or a brain injury. Continue reading

August 26 2020

Why You Need At Least $2 Million of Third-Party Liability Coverage In Your Automobile Insurance Policy

What is the main purpose of third-party liability?

Third party liability coverage in an automobile insurance policy will cover you if you are at-fault in a motor vehicle accident. In addition to giving you peace of mind, the main purpose of third-party liability coverage is to protect your assets in the event damages are assessed against you.

Standard practice for insurance companies and insurance brokers in Alberta is to recommend $1 million in third-party liability coverage in an automobile insurance policy. As a personal injury law firm, we urge you not to default to this standard practice, but rather purchase $2 million or more in third-party liability insurance. Continue reading