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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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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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What is a subrogation action?

A subrogation action can be alarming for an injured person, because it involves insurance companies looking to be paid for their coverage of your injuries such as long term disability benefits or medical expenses. If you don’t know your rights regarding subrogation actions, you can be made to pay an unfair amount to your insurance company, and won’t have reasonable compensation for your injuries. 

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Homeowner Responsibilities This Winter

As a homeowner, the winter always presents a host of challenges. Whether it be finding cost-effective heating solutions, preventing pipes from freezing, or keeping your garden safe under piles of ice and snow, a homeowner has a lot of wintertime responsibilities. While some are higher on the priority list than others, one thing you should never overlook is the state of your driveway and doorstep. 

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How to be Safe This Halloween

The spookiest time of year is almost upon us - Halloween. The costumes and candy can bring out the kid in all of us, but it’s important to be safer than ever with the influx of kids walking in our neighbourhoods. Whether you’ll be accompanying your kids this Halloween or driving during trick-or-treat hours, you need to be aware of safe pedestrian practices. The three most common factors in any pedestrian accident are visibility, distractions, and vehicle speed.

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The 8 Signs of Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in Canada. According to Transport Canada “In 2008, coroners’ testing showed that almost 40% of fatally injured drivers had been drinking some amount of alcohol (HBD) prior to the collision.” Groups such as MADD and the RCMP have made substantial progress generating public awareness on the deadly effects of drunk driving, but, it still happens in our communities today. 

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