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Hurricane Dorian Nova Scotia Injury Lawyers

The Hurricane Dorian Injury Lawyers at NOVA Injury Law know that damage and injury happen after a severe hurricane. Most damage will be property damages to cars and houses caused by trees branches falling and objects flying due to strong winds. Some examples of the damage can be seen in a post by the Weather Network. Unfortunately, accidents will happen and people are injured because someone failed to prepare properly for a storm, or acted negligently.  We are committed to protecting our clients and know much is at stake after an injury occurs. You can trust our lawyer to ensure you …

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How to Increase the Value of Your Car Accident Claim

  Winning a motor vehicle accident case can be a lengthy and difficult process. However, each year many Nova Scotians settle small, uncomplicated car accident claims on their own. That’s right—despite law firm sponsored ads that suggest compensation will not be paid unless a lawyer is on your side, you can actually do just fine in many cases without a lawyer. If you plan on handling your own case or just unsure on what step to take next “The Must-Read Guide to Nova Scotia Car Accident Claims” offers the needed tips and tools to for your case. The book is …

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Can I Refuse to Apply for CPP Disability Benefits?

Most Long-Term Disability insurance policies contain clauses that would force a would-be beneficiary of Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits  into applying for the benefit. Why? The insurance company will often be permitted to deduct 100% of the benefit from the amount otherwise payable to a disabled person. An example of this type of clause would look like the following: 1) Reductions from benefits This clause essentially means, upon your successful application to CPP-D benefits the LTD provider would then reduce the benefits they pay to you by the amount you gain from the CPP-D. For more information on LTD and …

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Can the Insurance Company Deduct My Income from CPP Disability Benefits?

The answer to this question lies in the wording of your Long-Term Disability (LTD) policy. Unfortunately, most LTD policies will have clauses in them that allow the insurance provider to reduce their payments to you by the amount of money you receive by the Canadian Pension Plan – Disability (CPP-D). Further, some LTD policies also have clauses that will force you to apply to CPP-D. It is critical to examine your LTD policy and see if and how these conditions apply to your particular policy.  If you are having issues deciphering a complex LTD policy, it is always recommended that …

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The Best Lawyer for Your Car Accident Claim

It can be overwhelming to decide which lawyer to trust to handle your car accident claim, especially when you are already under stress from being in a car accident. In this post, we will cover many of the important considerations that personal injury claimants should consider when deciding whether to hire a lawyer for their car accident claim and if so, which lawyer to choose. It is important to carefully consider whether you need a lawyer to help you with your car accident personal injury claim. Lawyers typically charge 30-40% in contingency fees, so it is only beneficial to hire …

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The Best Law Firm for Your Car Accident Claim

It can be overwhelming to decide which law firm to trust to handle your car accident claim. Many law firms practice personal injury law; however, not all of them may be a good fit for you. Here are some things that you should keep in mind when you are choosing a law firm that’s a good fit for your car accident personal injury claim. In this post, we will cover many of the important considerations that personal injury claimants should consider when deciding whether to hire a lawyer and law firm for their car accident claim and if so, which …

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Must-Know Long Term Disability Terms

  Whether you are applying for Long-Term Disability (LTD) or Canadian Pension Plan-Disability (CPP-D) benefits, there is an overwhelming amount of technical jargon used by both private insurance companies and the government. Whether you are handling your application yourself or with the help of a lawyer, these keywords will be critical to understand. For the complete glossary of key terms, you can order the free book “The Must-Read Guide to Winning Disability Insurance Benefits” written by Jeff Mitchell; a disability and personal injury lawyer. Along with a complete glossary, this book offers a step-by-step strategy to apply and win your …

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Personal Injury Claim Pain and Suffering Damages

Injuries can have a huge effect on your life. Some of those effects can be easily quantified into dollars and cents, for example, lost wages or future care costs. However, other categories are not so easily quantified, such as pain and suffering caused by the injury. These are very real losses, but often, they cannot hope to be properly compensated with money. Instead, the approach to these losses is to provide additional funds as consolation for these effects. Courts have created sets of caps and rules for pain and suffering damages, in an attempt to ensure people receive an additional …

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Car Accident Claim Pain and Suffering Damages

Injuries sustained in a car accident can have a huge effect on your life. Some of those effects can be easily quantified into dollars and cents, for example, lost wages or future care costs. However, other categories are not so easily quantified, such as pain and suffering caused by the injury. These are very real losses, but often, they cannot hope to be properly compensated with money. Instead, the approach to these losses is to provide additional funds as consolation for these effects. Courts and legislatures have created sets of caps and rules for pain and suffering damages, in an …

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How to Determine the Value of an Injury Claim

When you are first injured and considering pursuing an injury claim, often the biggest thought in your mind is how much your claim could be worth. Pursuing injury claims can be a complicated and drawn-out process, so a value analysis is critical to ensure the time, money, and effort involved in pursuing a claim will be worth it in the end. There are several factors to consider. In particular, it is important to consider the amount of compensation that you may be eligible for, factors that may reduce the value due to your own action or inaction, and the ability …