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How to Choose the Best Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Claim

How do you go about choosing the right injury lawyer for your claim? It is can be overwhelming at the best of times, and likely much more difficult when dealing with the stress associated with many personal injury claims. In this post, we will cover many of the important considerations that personal injury claimants should consider when deciding whether or not to hire a lawyer and which lawyer to pick. If your friends, co-workers or family members have had a personal injury claim before, find out what their experience was like with their lawyer and if they would recommend them. …

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How to Choose the Best Law Firm for Your Personal Injury Claim

It can be overwhelming to decide which law firm to trust to handle your personal injury 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 might be right for your personal injury claim. A law firm should have the ability to obtain the results you deserve. However, having the ability to obtain results does not necessarily mean that results are guaranteed for your case. As the saying goes: if it is …

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Wrongful Death Fatal Injury Damages in Prince Edward Island

Losing a loved one is difficult. The tragedy of an untimely death can be devastating for friends, family, and other loved ones. If that death occurred in Prince Edward Island and was caused by someone else’s wrong or negligent behaviour, then family members may be able to receive financial compensation for their loss by advancing a fatal injury claim. Although no amount of money can replace a loved one, compensation can alleviate some of the financial strain associated with such a difficult loss. The Fatal Accidents Act exists to provide guidelines surrounding this compensation in Prince Edward Island (PEI). This …

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Compensation for friends and family

Regardless of the type of injury you have sustained, it can have a large impact on your life. Injuries are first and foremost painful and limiting, but this can have far-reaching consequences. Not only could you be prevented from effectively performing your job, but you may also be unable to perform activities you are typically responsible for at home. This ripple effect can often extend to those around you, with friends and family members modifying their roles and responsibilities in order to accommodate your post-accident limitations. There are many ways friends and family members support someone who is injured. This …

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Wrongful Death Fatal Injury Damages in Newfoundland

Information that survivors should know about fatal injury claims in Newfoundland. Losing a loved one is difficult. The tragedy of an untimely death can be devastating for friends, family, and other loved ones. If that death occurred in Newfoundland and was caused by someone else’s wrong or negligent behaviour, then family members may be able to receive financial compensation for their loss by advancing a fatal injury claim. Although no amount of money can replace a loved one, compensation can alleviate some of the financial strain associated with such a difficult loss. The Fatal Accidents Act exists to provide guidelines …

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Wrongful Death Fatal Injury Damages in New Brunswick

Information that survivors should know about fatal injury claims in New Brunswick. Losing a loved one is difficult. The tragedy of an untimely death can be devastating for friends, family, and other loved ones. If that death occurred in New Brunswick and was caused by someone else’s wrong or negligent behaviour, then family members may be able to receive financial compensation for their loss by advancing a fatal injury claim. Although no amount of money can replace a loved one, compensation can alleviate some of the financial strain associated with such a difficult loss. The Fatal Accidents Act exists to …

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Winning Long Term Disability Benefits

The journey to winning your long-term disability (LTD) benefits can be a long and harrowing one. If you have had the experience of putting forth a disability claim it can easily be understood just how much of a fight obtaining your rightful disability benefits can be. But don’t fret, there are tools and advocates that can help fight on your behalf to ensure that you are given what you deserve. The purpose of disability benefits is that they should be given to those who have been disabled; however, in reality it is not so simple. Those seeking LTD will have …

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Can I Appeal my CPP Disability Denial?

You Can Appeal a Canadian Pension Plan – Disability Denial. Say your initial CPP-D application was rejected, what next? The first thing to do is not to panic; over 50% of initial CPP-D claims are denied. There are multiple levels of appeals that could overturn a denial. This post will give a quick outline of what these levels are and what happens at each stage. To qualify for CPP-D benefits you must suffer from a severe and prolonged disability that stops you from doing any type of substantially gainful work. For more information on Canada Pension Disability Benefits, tests you …

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Personal injury compensation: Valuable Services

In March 2017 the Nova Scotia Supreme Court delivered their judgement on the case of Warnell v. Cumby. This case provided an opportunity for the court to apply Nova Scotia Minor Injury Cap legislation to a fairly typical motor vehicle accident (MVA) claim. However, what distinguishes this decision is the significant amount that was awarded for Valuable Services. If you have a claim that falls under the Minor Injury Cap, this decision could impact how you value your claim. The minor injury cap is imposed by legislation in Nova Scotia. It imposes a maximum award for General Damages. The 2019 …

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Personal Injury Court Award: Valuable Services

Regardless of the type of injury you have sustained, it can have a large impact on your life. Injuries are first and foremost painful and limiting, but this can have far-reaching consequences. Not only could you be prevented from effectively performing your job, but you may also be unable to perform activities you are typically responsible for at home. These household responsibilities fall into the category of “Valuable Services”. Valuable Services are a recognizes damage in a personal injury claim and should be considered in every case. Loss of Valuable Services is a head of damage that looks at the …