Winter sports are beloved seasonal pastimes. During the long, cold winter months, there’s nothing quite like hitting the slopes, exploring off-highway nature trails, or lacing up for a game of hockey with friends. But when accidents on ski-hills, snowmobiles, and ice rinks cause serious injuries, determining who is responsible can be a challenge. Click here to read more.
If you are no longer able to work because of an injury or chronic illness, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation through long-term disability (LTD) benefits. However, even if your claim for benefits has been initially approved, your payments may be subject to term limits and other stipulations. If your LTD benefits payments have been terminated even though you are still not able to work, a Nova Scotia lawyer may be able to help you fight your insurance provider’s decision. To learn more, click here.
When people sustain spinal cord injuries (SCIs) after surviving a traumatic accident, their quality of life will likely never be the same. People living with SCIs often endure physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. Depending on the location of the injury on the accident survivor’s spine, they may face unique challenges that may seem impossible to overcome. However, with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer, accident victims who have sustained SCIs may be able to recover financial compensation for damages they have incurred as a result of their injuries. Click here to read more.
When property owners fail to properly maintain their premises, remove or repair hazards, or adequately warn visitors about deficiencies that could cause accidents, unsuspecting guests, employees, customers, and passersby can sustain serious injuries. If a property owner’s negligence created the conditions that led to the accident, with the help of a lawyer, injured parties may be able to pursue legal action against them to recover the costs of damages they incurred. To learn more about suing negligent property owners, click here.
Parents anticipating the arrival of their first child often feel underprepared and overwhelmed by all of the advice to follow. There are countless preparations to make to ensure the safety and comfort of newborns. One of the most important purchases new parents will make is a safe car seat for each stage of their growing child’s development. Car seats can help prevent avoidable tragedies in the event of a motor vehicle collision. However, with a myriad of options and safety requirements, purchasing the right car seat may seem like a challenge. To learn more about purchasing a safe car seat, click here.
Negligence behind the wheel can have tragic results. Pedestrian accidents in the province are on the rise, and Nova Scotians’ lives are being lost at an alarming rate. When motor vehicles strike pedestrians, family members can lose their loved ones in senseless and often preventable accidents. If your spouse, sibling, child, parent, or grandparent was killed by a negligent driver, a Nova Scotia accident lawyer may be able to provide you with some relief. To learn more, click here.
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). They can occur when forceful trauma causes an accident victim’s brain to collide with the interior of their skull. Although concussions are the most common type of brain injury, if untreated, these mild injuries can have persistent, prolonged, and even permanent repercussions. To understand more about how concussions can occur and how they can impact your life, click here.
When people sustain disabling injuries or develop chronic medical conditions that prevent them from working, collecting disability benefits can be an essential financial lifeline. If their employment is terminated, though, workers collecting disability benefits may face even greater uncertainties. Click here to read more.
We all know we should do it. We have been warned about the dangers of not doing it since we were small children. We know that, in the event of a car accident, wearing a seat belt can save our lives. And yet, in Nova Scotia, one of the leading causes of fatalities on the road is a failure to properly wear a seat belt. To learn more, click here.
If you have a novice driver in your family, clear communication about the tragic real-world repercussions of impaired driving could save lives. In Canada, alcohol and or/drugs play a role in 55% of fatal motor vehicle collisions involving drivers between the ages of 16-25. Regardless of how responsible you believe your child to be, it is important to communicate your concerns honestly and openly. For tips and talking points to discuss during this serious conversation with your child, click here.