5 Common Questions about Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Treatments

Being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be scary and overwhelming. You will have many questions, specifically about how to recover from this life changing injury. While your questions are better answered by a medical professional who knows you and your medical history best, we have put together a list of answers to common questions that those with a SCI may have on their road to recovery.

What is Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury can be defined or described as damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Continue reading

Join us in giving back to our community: Events this spring to help critically injured Albertans.

At CAM LLP we are proud to be good neighbours. Whether it’s a local sporting event, charities or community services, community involvement is important to us.

As personal injury lawyers we help our clients recover, often times from serious physical injury. The ultimate goal is to help our clients return to their pre-accident lives, where that is possible. Appropriate access to rehabilitation services is critical for achieving optimum recovery. Our community is fortunate to have access to some truly excellent community-based resources to help injured people recover and come to terms with post-injury life.

We are proud to support a number of these resources. Continue reading

#BellLetsTalk, personal injury victims, and their families

What is the Bell “Let’s Talk” Campaign

As many of you may have noticed, Bell’s “Let’s Talk” initiative is set to run on Wednesday, January 25th.

“Let’s Talk” is intended to promote awareness of mental illness and jumpstart action(s) to help people access the treatment they need. The campaign is based on four pillars:

  • Fighting the stigma that is often (wrongly) associated with mental health issues
  • Improving access to care for people facing mental health challenges
  • Fostering workplaces that support mental wellness
  • Supporting ongoing world-class research

In case you don’t know how it works, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives in Canada, for every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geo filter on January 25th, regardless of your cell phone carrier. Continue reading

A Warning to Auto Insurers from the Superintendent of Insurance

The Government of Alberta Superintendent of Insurance fired a shot across the bough of some Auto Insurers recently, issuing a warning that there are potential fines for insurers who wrongly deny accident disability benefits to their insureds:  Read more:

PURPOSE: This Bulletin is being issued to advise automobile insurers that I consider failing to provide automobile insurance total disability benefits in accordance with the provisions of legislation, automobile insurance policy forms and interpretation Bulletins to be an unfair act or practice. BACKGROUND: One of the major objectives and coverages of the Insurance Act (Act), the Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Regulations (AAIB) and automobile insurance policy forms is income replacement for those that are disabled as the result of injuries sustained in automobile accidents. Continue reading

Supreme Court of Canada Trilogy Cases set precedent for Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Why should you hire CAM LLP as your personal injury lawyers?  Because we have been helping injured clients get fair compensation for their injuries since 1962.  In addition to over 150 years of combined experience helping accident victims, our firm of Edmonton injury lawyers set the Canadian precedent for injury damages in two of the trilogy of cases decided in 1978 by the Supreme Court of Canada.  In other words, we literally helped set the standard that all injury lawyers follow when assessing damages.

You can hire any lawyer you like, but if you have been seriously injured, it makes sense to hire lawyers who understand the principles that will be applied to your case, and the strategy that should be applied to the facts of your case to negotiate a fair settlement of your claim.  Continue reading

NEW NAME, Same Service

Effective November 1, 2014, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) changed its operating name to Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCI Alberta). The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta), a name that has endured for over 50 years will fade gracefully into history with a fond and grateful farewell. The torch has been passed and Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, through our committed staff and stakeholders, will continue to help Albertans with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other physical disabilities as well as their loved ones, to adjust, adapt and thrive – whether dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability. Continue reading