Posts tagged accidents
How To Void Your Auto Insurance

Your auto insurance is meant to be there for you when you need it, until it's not. Insurance policies are contracts, and like any other contract, both parties need to agree to certain terms in order for the contract to remain valid. If you don't keep up your end of the deal, your insurance provider may not pay out. Here are some situations where your insurance company may refuse to pay for losses or damages in the event of a claim.

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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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Bicyclists rules in 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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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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Why we should wear seatbelt

If you’re injured in a car accident by a reckless or drunk driver, you have every right to seek compensation for your injuries. However, if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, the amount of compensation owed to you can be significantly reduced. This is because not wearing a seatbelt is a form of negligence, and that’s one of the deciding factors in almost every personal injury case.

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Injured in a car accident at work

Pursuing legal action after an injury on the job is usually done through the Workers Compensation Board, but not always. In certain instances, a worker has the right to “opt out” of WCB coverage as long as they are not suing their employer. This means a worker can take personal legal action through a third party claim – that’s where we come in. As lawyers who exclusively represent injury victims we can assure you we are well equipped to represent you and get the settlement you rightly deserve.

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How reduce traffic fatalities?

The Nova Scotia government is considering a long-term plan to twin a number of highways in the province in order to make them safer, according to CBC News. While no definite plans have yet been put into place, the government says it is considering tolls as a way of funding highway twinning in the future. A number of highways in Nova Scotia, notably Highway 103, have been the scenes of deadly car collisions in recent years. The plan to twin some highways comes just months after federal figures showed that Nova Scotia has the second- highest traffic mortality rate in the country.

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Sue a loved one after accident?

Many of the car accident cases that we handle are between strangers. Sometimes, however, people come to see us after being involved in a car accident with a loved one. Perhaps they were the passenger in the car that their husband was driving when he lost control and crashed, or maybe their mother accidently rear-ended them at a stop light

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