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Personal injury

If you or a loved one suffers a serious, catastrophic injury or wrongful death that wasn't your fault, you or your family may be entitled to compensation.

Our personal injury lawyers are a safe pair of hands. We can advise you or your family on claims relating to wrongful death, brain injuries and all types of physical and psychological injuries. Our goal is always to resolve your claim as quickly as possible. We are committed to seeing your matter through to the end to maximize your compensation.

What we do

We can help with straightforward and complex claims, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Wrongful deaths
  • Vehicle and motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Industrial accidents
  • Occupier's liability
  • Assaults
  • Slips, trips and falls

A skilled and experienced team

Rita Tripathy leads our personal injury team. She practices exclusively in this area and has over 25 years' experience handling plaintiff and defence personal injury claims, giving her invaluable insight into insurers and defence. Rita advocates on behalf of her clients in and out of the courtroom. She is experienced in negotiating and settling claims of all sizes, including large loss claims.

As a full-service law firm, we can handle claims from other provinces and claims where the claimants have been injured in Alberta but reside outside of Canada, including the United States. We also advise on claims where Albertans have been injured in the United States but have excess insurance coverage in Alberta.

Deep litigation bench strength

When a claim cannot be settled out of court, we can see it through to trial and appeal. Our team is mindful of the stress that a personal injury claim can bring. We will help you resolve your matter in the best way for your circumstances – whether litigation, mediation or arbitration.

What our clients say

“Throughout our complex case, Rita worked hard for us. She handled two claims involving accidents one month apart involving three of us. We really appreciate her devotion to our case. We trusted her advice and extensive knowledge. We will be forever grateful for Rita’s understanding, patience, caring, encouragement and hard work through our difficult time.” - Atwood


Representative work

Successful occupiers' liability trial against the City of Calgary

Counsel to a plaintiff in an occupiers' liability trial, which found that the City of Calgary had breached the Occupiers' Liability Act by failing to have adequate security measures in place at a Light Rail Transit station and connected Plus 15 walkway on New Year's Eve. The failure to have adequate surveillance camera placement and quality, sufficient lighting, an effective video monitoring system, or sufficient peace officer patrols, contributed to an unsafe environment. This prevented Transit employees from observing or detecting a serious and prolonged series of assaults against the plaintiff, deploying peace officers or Calgary Police to intervene, or taking other steps to mitigate the harm. (McAllister v. Calgary (City), 2018 ABQB 480). The decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal, subject to a clarification concerning the time within which the City ought reasonably to have detected and responded to the assault. (McAllister v. Calgary (City), 2019 ABCA 214). On January 9, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the City of Calgary leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal's finding of liability in McAllister v. City of Calgary.

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