How Does a Contingency Agreement Work?

Most personal injury lawyers work on the basis of a Contingency Agreement. In Alberta, the Contingency Agreement must be in writing. A Contingency Agreement is an agreement to see that the lawyer is paid only in event of a successful conclusion of the motor vehicle or...

What to do if you have a slip/fall

I you have a slip/fall on ice and the location ought to have been cleared of ice (or sanded/salted), do your best to have pictures taken of the location of the fall as soon as possible after the event. If you have a phone with you that has a built in camera, take as...

What is a Contingency Agreement?

A Contingency Agreement is a type of agreement that is typically used in personal injury cases. It allows individuals to hire a lawyer without having to pay out any funds until the case is either settled or a judgment is granted against the person responsible for...

Why Bother Getting a Lawyer for Your Will?

Many people wonder why they need to pay a lawyer for a Will. Why not just write one myself or use a kit? You might be surprised to hear the answer. I think the answer is really just one of ‘insurance’. By hiring a lawyer to write your Will you are...

Should You Get Title Insurance?

I’m posed this questions by clients often. The technical answer is: unless your lender demands that you have title insurance it is not required that you have it. The practical answer is somewhat different. Any time that you can minimize the risk of your having...