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Distracted Driving

As you know already, it is illegal to use hand-held wireless communication devices while driving in NB, NS and PEI. This law was put in place to help us remain focused while driving and keep our roads safer. However, using

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Winter Tire Safety

Quebec is the only province in Canada requiring vehicles to be equipped with four snow tires during the winter. In 2007, 38 per cent of winter collisions involved vehicles without winter tires. That is when Quebec decided to pass this

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2012 Nova Scotia Insurance Benefits

On April 1st 2012 the Government of Nova Scotia launched updates to Section B insurance benefits. These increase the compensation available and bring the benefits roughly in line with those in New Brunswick. The changes were recommended by an independent

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Whiplash Injury Symptoms

A whiplash injury results when the soft tissues in your neck suffer an injury from a sudden trauma. Whiplash is a common injury in automobile accidents, especially rear-end collisions. A whiplash injury is sometimes described as neck pain or neck

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Internal Bleeding Injuries After an Accident

After you have been involved in a serious accident, you should always seek medical treatment because you may have suffered internal bleeding. You may not realize it because the symptoms of internal bleeding don’t always appear immediately. Just about any

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What is Considered a Minor Injury for the Cap?

Some car accident injury claims in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island fall under a “minor injury cap“. This cap limits the maximum amount (“damages”) a person can receive for compensation for pain and suffering. Definition of “minor

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What to do After a Car Accident

You’re back home after being involved in an accident. Now what? Inform your family doctor of your injuries. Contact a lawyer to better understand your rights, obligations and options. Report the accident to your insurance company and ask them to

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Can I Get a Rental if my Car is Damaged in an Accident?

If your insurance policy has a rental endorsement, your premium may cover the use of that rental. This endorsement is also referred to as “Loss of Use” insurance, since you lost the use of your car because of the accident.

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Minor Injury Cap and Insurance Compensation

When you are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for: past and future loss of income past and future medical expenses past and future loss of ability to do housekeeping work pain, suffering and loss

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Getting Money to Replace Your Salary after an Accident

If your doctor says the injuries you have sustained in an accident keep you from working, you may qualify for Weekly Loss of Income Payments. These are provided by your own insurance company as part of a Section B claim.

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Section A, B, C & D Accident Benefits

Motor vehicle insurance policies generally have 4 categories that apply to different types of accidents – Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D. Every accident falls into one of these categories; they are simply a way to categorize

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