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Month: December 2015

2015: One of the worst years in road deaths for PEI – Safe Driving Tips

RCMP confirmed 18 deaths on Prince Edward Island’s roads in 2015 (read full articlehere, FR only). This makes it one of the worst years in road deaths for the province. Bad road conditions could be an important factor. With these

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The impact of impaired driving

Even though people are aware that driving under the influence is illegal, it doesn’t always stop them from doing so. Instead, they think that “one more drink” has no impact on their ability to control their vehicle. Every year, thousands

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What to do if I suffer from injuries following a car accident?

Car accidents can result in many different types of injuries. From minor to severe, the nature and extent of injuries depend on a many factors, such as the speed of the vehicles, the force of the collision and how seatbelts

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Driving in a Winter Wonderland – Road Safety Tips

During this time of year, most of us are busy and in a hurry trying to wrap up our shopping and enjoying festive celebrations. It’s important to keep road safety in mind, as the streets get busier and the weather

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Is your Long Term Disability claim denied?

First things first – Submitting your long term disability claim can be a little overwhelming and stressful. Here are 5 tips that can help you: 1. Ask your employer for the Long Term Disability Application package The package includes forms

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Holiday Parties: The Responsibility to Host.

It’s that time of year again! The Holiday Season is upon us. This means many Holiday parties with friends, family, coworkers, etc. If you are planning on attending a social gathering and know that you will be consuming a few

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Do you qualify for Long-Term Disability?

Most Long-Term Disability policies cover you no matter what injury or disability prevents you from working. Some policies, however, exclude certain specific illnesses; others may exclude illnesses that are compensable under a workplace compensation claim. Note that the disability must

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How can we keep pedestrians safe?

Last week, a 68-year-old female pedestrian was hit by a car and killed in the area of Tracadie, NB. She was attempting to cross the road when she was struck by a vehicle. The investigation is still ongoing, but we

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Can concussions impact memory or intelligence?

We often wonder if and how concussions can impact a person’s memory and intelligence. Concussions can occur as a result of a trauma to the brain, like following a motor vehicle accident or while playing a contact sport for instance.

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What can you claim after a motor vehicle accident?

If you have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you may have the right to make a personal injury claim. The goal of compensation is that you are supposed to be no worse off than if the

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The importance of sharing the road

As a driver, it is important to share the road with other vehicles. After all, there won’t be many times when you are the only person on the road. Driving is a high-risk activity, meaning that you could be involved

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More women are driving under the influence

We tend to think that older men are more likely to drink and drive, but it is not the case. According to Statistics Canada, from 1998 to 2014, the number of people accused of driving under the influence decreased by

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National Safe Driving Week – Winterize your vehicle

December 1 to 7 is National Safe Driving Week. As the winter months have made their arrival, Canadians should winter-proof their vehicles to make driving easier, safer and more reliable. 5 points to keep in mind when preparing your vehicle

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Are concussions brain injuries?

Yahoo! Sports published an article recently about football player Rashean Mathis from the Detroit Lions who expressed his views on concussions, wondering if they should be called brain injuries to convey their seriousness. […] One of the longstanding issues with

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