Monthly Archives: June 2017

How is the worth of a personal injury claim calculated?

Before deciding to file a personal injury law claim, the individual involved usually receives an offer of settlement from the insurance company involved in the matter. Their goal, by offering compensation, is to deter the individual from filing a legal claim. With that being said, an individual will often file a personal injury claim in the interest of collecting an amount of compensation that they consider appropriate. However, how does one know what to consider an appropriate amount? As there are multiple factors that come into play when deciding the latter, individuals will often misconceive what the appropriate compensation for [...]

What happens if the person I got in an accident with doesn’t have insurance coverage?

If you’ve had the misfortune of being in a car accident or know someone who has been involved in one, you may know to what extent insurance coverages come into play when determining the compensation each party involved will receive. You may not know, however, that insurance companies tag onto automobile policies a coverage called “Uninsured motorist” coverage, which is meant to protect a third party driver against a at-fault non-insured motorist. In Atlantic Canada, we follow what’s commonly referred to as a negligence-based insurance system. This means that in any accident, regardless of variables, the individual proved to have [...]

What are pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses?

You can’t speak about a personal injury law case without speaking of pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses. These two terms are in fact directly correlated with the term compensation. If you hire a personal injury lawyer for your case and your case is indeed won, the amount of money you will receive for compensation of your injuries will depend on a large number of factors. There are however two main factors, which are types of losses measured in order to determine the appropriate compensation: pecuniary losses and non-pecuniary losses. A pecuniary loss is a loss that can be measured in numbers, [...]

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