Impaired driving is one of the leading causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the province. Despite efforts to educate Nova Scotians about the dangers of drinking and driving, people continue getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Doing so is extremely dangerous, and puts the lives of other road users at risk. Click here to read more.
In the winter months, recreational snowmobiling can be an exciting escape into snow-covered terrain. For those in rural communities impacted by heavy snowfalls, operating an off-highway vehicle may be a practical option for essential travel. But, as with any high-performance machine, snowmobiles can be dangerous, and accidents can cause snowmobilers to sustain serious injuries. To learn about safety precautions for your next expedition, click here.
If you have been involved in a car accident in a parking lot, you may be tempted to “settle” with the other driver on the spot. You may also have heard that, regardless of which driver was really at fault, because of your accident’s location, you and the other driver will both be considered responsible for damages. But motor vehicle collisions in parking lots are not always so cut and dry. To learn how you may qualify for financial compensation for damages you sustained in a parking lot accident, click here.
Unexpected slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. If you have a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is not assumed that the property owner was negligent in the circumstances just because you fell. A careful examination of all the facts surrounding your accident will help determine whether you can pursue compensation. To learn more about how to determine fault in these situations, click here.
If a person is unable to work because of a medical condition, like a prolonged illness or debilitating injury, long-term disability benefits can provide them with a much-needed source of income. But are benefits recipients required to pay taxes on this income? Click here to learn more.
Operating a motor vehicle requires attentiveness, alertness, and vigilance. But passenger vehicles are full of potential distractions. Between phone notifications, in-car GPS systems, conversations with passengers, and songs on the radio, a myriad of distractions could steal a driver’s attention from the road for even the briefest of moments. And in those fleeting, distracted moments, tragedies can occur. Click here to read more.
The symptoms of certain medical conditions may not manifest themselves physically, but that doesn’t make them any less severe. Accident survivors who’ve sustained debilitating “invisible” injuries may be unable to perform the duties of their jobs as a result, but they may have difficulty recovering financial compensation if they’re unable to prove the severity of their injuries with objective, observable evidence. Click here to read more.
If you have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and cannot work as a result, you may be able to collect long-term disability benefits. Filing a claim for insurance benefits can be confusing, especially for those people who never thought they would need to rely on them to maintain financial stability. To learn more about filing a claim for long-term disability benefits, click here.
When a car accident causes a driver or passenger to suffer symptoms of whiplash, seemingly minor medical problems can quickly escalate into much more severe issues. Even if car accidents or the injuries they cause don’t appear to be all that significant at first, they can lead to long-lasting damage, and financial losses. Click here to read more.
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for costs you were required to pay as a result. But depending on the circumstances, some accident victims may also be eligible to receive payments for non-economic damages, like pain and suffering. To learn more, click here.