Posts tagged lawsuit
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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What can you do legally when a loved one is killed by someone’s negligence?

The emotional trauma is unbearable when one loses a family member due to negligence of others. Such a tragedy could be a result of a car accident injuries or an accident claim on a poorly maintained property. But issues that arise consequent to the death of a loved one are not constrained only to the emotional class. The financial difficulties faced by survivors of a deceased are also not trivial. 

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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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Disability Insurance

In Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., v. Brine, 2015 NSCA 104, Mr. Brine was covered under a long term disability policy with Industrial Alliance (“Industrial”). The Policy required Industrial to be the last payor for his disability benefits. But Mr. Brine recovered some benefit amounts from other sources too. Industrial, as a result, stopped paying him until the overpayments were reimbursed to Industrial.

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