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Nova Scotia Insurance Clawback Case Settled

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 10, 2015

The Nova Scotia Department of Community Services announced on April 1 that a settlement had been reached in an insurance clawback case with a woman who suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a car in April 1996. The woman was 15 years old at the time of the accident. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the Community Services Minister said that the case had prompted a policy review.
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Vehicle Recalls in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 03, 2015

Nova Scotia vehicle owners will have likely received a recall notice at one time or another. Auto manufacturers send out these types of announcements, which are also known as a Notice of Safety Defect, when a defect that could compromise safety has been identified in one of their vehicles. The Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires that this notice include a description of the problem, the potential safety consequences of leaving the defect unrepaired and the steps that vehicle owners can take to have the issue remedied. Repairs are usually performed without charge by authorized dealers.
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Different Types of Cerebral Palsy

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 27, 2015

Nova Scotia individuals who suffer a brain injury within the first two years of their life may develop a disorder generally known as cerebral palsy. However, this term envelopes a range of movement disorders that result in movement and muscle tone abnormalities. There are three types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid and ataxic cerebral palsy.
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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Highway Accident

Victor Lewin
Thursday, March 19, 2015

On March 8, a serious car-pedestrian accident in Nova Scotia resulted in a portion of a major highway being shut down for several hours. The pedestrian accident took place on the Trans-Canada Highway, or Highway 105, in Cape Breton at 12:18 p.m. Motorists were told to avoid the area as there was no way to re-route traffic on the highway. ..

Distracted Driving and Car Accidents in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Sunday, March 15, 2015

People are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers posed by distracted driving, especially since the government has highlighted the behaviour as problematic through tightened laws and educational campaigns. While distracted driving has become almost synonymous with texting and driving, people may be less aware that the term refers to a much broader range of activities performed by a driver while they is behind the wheel. ..

Representing Injured Car Accident Victims in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Saturday, March 07, 2015

You may be one of the many residents of Nova Scotia who has suffered serious, possibly disabling injuries in a car accident. In addition, the catastrophic accident you were involved in may have left you in need of in-home care or other household services that have disrupted your family's lives and your household's finances. You may have had to leave your job in order to recover, making it even more difficult to keep up with your expenses. All car accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries that necessitate months or years of treatment.
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Charges Filed After Fatal Construction Fall

Victor Lewin
Friday, February 27, 2015

More than 15 months after the fatal accident occurred, a construction company in Halifax was found liable for the death of one of its employees. The deceased 21-year-old man had been cleaning an apartment building in Clayton Park when he fell to his death on Nov. 7, 2013. Investigators who worked on the case say that searches into workplace fatalities like this are complex and often take a long time. ..