Our ServicesAreas of Practice
We represent people that are injured in accidents. We do not represent insurance companies.
We represent our clients with competence and integrity as we seek to maximize the amount of money that can be received as compensation for injuries sustained in an accident.
We offer a free / no obligation consultation on all of our personal injury matters. If your injury has made it so you are unable to come to our office we are willing to visit you in your home, at the hospital or another location that is convenient for you. We can also schedule an appointment to discuss your personal injury claim over the phone.
No upfront payment required
We get paid when you get paid. When your claim is resolved then we collect a percentage of the settlement amount.
Throughout the process we will pay for medical reports, doctors notes and evidence needed to prove your claim.
Car accidents can be a difficult time for people. This is especially the case when the accident was someone else’s fault and it has resulted in injuries. Dealing with insurance adjusters to discuss settlement for injuries can be overwhelming. We have expertise in dealing with insurance adjusters and the lawyers that they hire.
It is important that you seek legal advice early in the process to help preserve evidence and to gather the right kind of evidence needed to prove your claim.
In 2004 the Alberta Government set a cap on whiplash associated injuries that are a result of motor vehicle accidents. This cap set a maximum amount that someone can receive as compensation for pain and suffering if they have a whiplash associated injury. This cap covers what are referred to as Grade I and II sprains, strains and whiplash. This cap is presently at approximately $5,000.00 and is adjusted each year for inflation.
Often insurance companies will try to convince a victim of a motor vehicle accident that their injuries fall under the $5,000.00 cap limit. Often injuries that initially appear as though they may fall under the cap end up being outside of the cap as the injury progresses. For example, if a whiplash injury becomes chronic in nature then it is no longer subject to the minor injury cap.
We have the expertise to assist you through your whiplash related claims.
Slip and fall injuries are common in Alberta. They can often result in painful, severe and long-lasting injuries. When slip and fall injuries occur preserving and gathering evidence to prove fault is important. We can assist you with this. We have expertise in dealing with slip and fall injuries.
Dog attacks often result in serious injuries. In many instances the owner of the dog is liable for the actions of the dog. We have expertise in assisting people receive compensation for injuries sustained in a dog attack.
Contact our office for your free personal injury consultation.
People are concerned about what will happen with their assets upon their death or if they are ever in a state where they are incapable of making their own decisions.
We offer the following services to assist with these events:
- Drafting wills
- Drafting Enduring Power of Attorney
- Drafting Personal Directives
A will is a legal document that sets out what you want to happen to your property upon your death. A will also allows you to make plans for your minor children if you should pass away.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to look after your estate affairs while you are still alive. An Enduring Power of Attorney can be drafted to allow someone else to assist with your estate affairs immediately or it can be drafted so that it does not have any effect unless you become incapable of making decisions on your own.
A personal directive is a legal document where you can appoint another person to make health related decisions for you in a situation where you are incapable of making those decisions on your own.
Please contact our office to have your estate planning needs taken care of.
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases that someone will make in their lifetime. Whether you are buying a home or selling a home we can assist you through this process.
We can handle a number of corporate matters such as incorporating a business, maintaining corporate records and annual filings, and corporate reorganizations as your business grows and changes. We can help you find and register a name for your corporation and ensure that it's available.
Contact us if you have questions about corporate law.
Civil litigation is a term that refers to courtroom disputes outside of the area of criminal law. It does not just refer to attending court, but all of the steps necessary to prepare for court. Some common areas of civil litigation that we handle include personal injury, employment, contract disputes including construction contracts, just to name a few.
Only a small number of civil litigation matters, some figures have only 2% to 3%, ever go to trial. The time and expense of trials, along with the high stakes, mean that most parties opt to come to compromises with their opposing party to resolve matters in a manner that is often mutually beneficial to those involved.
We at Hamilton Cahoon will use the available steps and remedies in the legal system to guide you to a resolution. If trial is unavoidable, we will ensure that you are in the best position possible for success.
Here at Hamilton Cahoon, we understand how difficult it can be when relationships break down and families need to find a new normal. We provide competent and sympathetic advice on how to navigate this often-tumultuous time.
Our focus is on directing clients towards resolutions that fit their unique needs and circumstances. Our extensive experience in the courtroom and in negotiating resolutions ensure that you can avoid expensive litigation unless necessary. If taking a matter to court is necessary, we will advocate for you zealously, but not needlessly. We pride ourselves in being forthright with clients about the strength of their cases and will advise you of other appropriate actions.
We can handle any type of family law matters, including divorce, common-law separations, custody/parenting, child and spousal support, marriage and common-law property, child representation and offer mediation services in all these practice areas.
Family Law clients of Hamilton Cahoon feel heard and understood. They feel expertly advised, and that they have been given a wide range of options in approaching their disputes.