The Parking Lot 50/50 Fault Myth

Parking lots are constantly jammed with cars, shopping carts, and people moving in all different directions in one small area of roadway. It’s no wonder that they are one of the most common locations for car accidents to occur. But when one happens, is it really a 50-50 split, regardless of whose fault the collision was?

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Should Bicyclists Be Allowed To Yield At Stop Signs?

The "Idaho Stop" is the common name for a law in Canada and the U.S. that allows cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a simple stop sign. It first became law in Idaho in 1982, but has been adopted elsewhere. A limited form of the law called "Stop as Yield", that deals only with stop signs, has expanded to other states and been considered in several other cities, provinces and states. Advocates argue that current law criminalizes normal cycling behaviour, and that the Idaho stop makes cycling easier and safer and places the focus where it should be: on yielding the right-of-way.

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What Is Access To Justice?

Access to justice is the most pressing justice issue across all fields of law today. Whether you're talking about criminal law or civil litigation, it's become the major focus of the legal community, from governments, regulators, bar associations, lawyers, educators, and even the United Nations. It now needs to become an increasing topic of attention for those who use the system: everyday people like you. But with all of this new attention, do we really know what we are talking about? What does the phrase “access to justice” mean, particularly from the perspective of the public?

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Supporting Local Musical Talent

Our very own Jennifer Langille presented Luke MacIsaac with this year's $5,000 scholarship last week. Luke is going to pursue his passion for music this fall at Memorial University in the Bachelor of Music program. He has been heavily involved in school and community music programs since elementary school, winning numerous awards including North Nova Education Centre’s Jazz Choir Top Male. He plays several instruments and sings in multiple choirs, including the Nova Scotia Youth Choir.

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Download Our Free Accident Reporting Kit

If you’ve been injured at the fault of another, you have the ability to seek compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company.  That is where MacGillivray Law comes in.  Our job is to fight for and secure the compensation that you deserve.  Your job is to provide us with as much information as possible about the accident and your injuries.  The more information you provide us with, the better job we can do. 

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Civil litigation is expensive, slow and inadequate in situations where people have been denied long term disability benefits, or in car accident cases where they have suffered disabling injuries.  Our firm is in a never ending struggle to find ways to increase the speed with which these cases are resolved. Ultimately, the only thing an insurance company has to answer to is a Judge or Jury.  It takes a long time to get before them. 

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Where Are the Worst Drivers in Canada?

Driving safely requires a certain amount of skill. The Question that everyone wants to know is, where are the worst drivers in Canada from? It may be surprising, and a bit scary to hear that the worst drivers in our country may be found in Halifax, according to an Allstate Canada Safe Driving Study (2015). The study looked at collision reports in different communities across Canada from 2013-2015. In the study Halifax was tied with the Toronto suburb of Ajax for last place. Halifax had a collision claims frequency of 7.12% (per 100 cars), the highest rate in the study.

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