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Month: January 2016

What professionals assist spinal cord injury patients?

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to the victim and to his or her family members. All too often, a catastrophic injury to the spinal cord robs individuals of their independence. When these injuries occur due to someone else’s negligence,

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I recently suffered physical injuries in an accident. Do I really need a lawyer?

It may seem self-serving for lawyers to say that you should consult a lawyer, but the legal process is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the law, as well as experience with the important procedural steps that must be

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Paraplegia and Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia) – How family members can help

Paraplegia and Tetraplegia (also called Quadriplegia) are two severe forms of paralysis that can result from a Spinal Cord Injury. Paraplegia consists of paralysis from the waist down (loss of sensation and movement in the legs), which is usually caused

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Child Passenger Safety

Injuries related to motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of injury-related death for Canadian children. It is important to ensure your child is travelling safely in your car since they are at a higher risk for injuries when they

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My Long Term Disability benefits have been cut off. What can I do?

First and foremost, it’s important to read the insurance company’s letter very carefully. They may have terminated your benefits for any number of reasons. If your benefits were terminated because a form is missing or some information was not provided,

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Man in wheelchair apologizes for accident

Last August, an 80-year-old double amputee who uses a motorized wheelchair to get around was involved in an accident with a 92-year-old woman in Saint John City Market. On the surface, this sounds like nothing more than a simple accident,

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How do I know if I have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Most injuries, including some Traumatic Brain Injuries, can be seen in some way, either with the naked eye or with medical imaging tools like MRI or CT scans. Many TBIs, however, will not be visible in those scans – but

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Snowmobile Safety Tips

This past Saturday, a northern New Brunswick man died in a snowmobile crash. Campbellton RCMP are still investigating, but it seems that the vehicle struck a tree. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. (Full article

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Do you qualify for long term disability benefits?

You may think you qualify for long term disability benefits, but it is difficult to know if this is true until you actually take the time to learn more about your policy. It doesn’t matter if you have benefits through

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Applying for Section B Accident Benefits

Applying for benefits can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Don’t worry; we are here to help you. Your accident benefits insurer will send you three forms: 1. Notice of Claim Form Fill this Form out yourself and send it

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What can I do if I suffer from TMJ or jaw injuries following a motor vehicle accident?

Even seemingly minor impacts in vehicles can cause serious injuries to an accident victim. Any type of injury or crash that involves trauma to the neck or head can also cause lasting jaw injuries. If you have been hurt in

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Crosswalk safety is extremely important

It doesn’t matter if you are a pedestrian or driver, you should be familiar with crosswalk safety and applicable laws. If you aren’t, you are increasing your chance of being involved in an accident. Generally speaking, a crosswalk gives a

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Accident Benefits in New Brunswick (Section B)

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, then you have the right to get insurance benefits from your own car insurance company, or the insurance company of the other driver, no matter who is at fault for the

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Choosing and safely installing child booster seats

It’s important that parents and caregivers choose the right car seat or booster seat for their child. It’s also their responsibility to make sure it is used properly. When used correctly, child seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by

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Stricter impaired driving laws in New Brunswick

It doesn’t matter if you live in New Brunswick or are traveling through the area, nothing changes the fact that you should avoid getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink. Recently, the region’s public safety minister proposed

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