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Summer Is On the Way - Boating Insurance

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 21, 2014

Before summer approaches, boat owners and operators should turn their minds to whether they have adequate insurance in place. Many owners and operators believe that any potential claims brought against them for a boating accident will be covered by their homeowners insurance. However, this is not always the case and water enthusiasts should be aware of exactly when their insurance company will step in and indemnify them.
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Is The Soup Too Hot?

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We have all heard of the case of the woman who sued McDonalds after she was burnt by a cup of hot coffee. Recently Canada has seen a similar case go before the Courts however the Canadian case, Laflamme v. Groupe TDL ltée, involves our own Tim Hortons and a bowl of hot potato soup. ..

Nova Scotia Man Tells Story of Logging Truck Accident

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Nova Scotia man described his experience of his sedan nearly being hit by loose logs after a log truck lost its load on March 14. On 3 p.m. that Friday, he was travelling from Sweets Corner to the Windsor hockey arena where he served as a coach during the mid-afternoon when he saw the log truck take a corner too quickly. He noticed the end of the load began to break free and fall off the truck. He knew that he couldn't avoid the car accident or dodge all of the logs coming toward him on the road. He accelerated, turned hard to avoid the logs and rolled his vehicle into a ditch. He explained that his sedan suffered serious damage after it flipped end over end.
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National Class Certified in Nova Scotia in Wright Hip Implant Case

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 14, 2014

On March 7, 2014, the Honourable Justice Michael Wood released his decision which certified the proposed class action on behalf of Canadian residents who received a Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implant after February, 2001 and suffered a fracture of a component of that system. The certification motion was heard before Justice Wood on August 15, 2013. Wagners filed the class action on September 13, 2011.
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Worker Struggles to Recover After Hit-and-Run

Victor Lewin
Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have extended the search for a motorist that injured a pedestrian in a car accident in 2013. They are checking records for the type of car that was seen driving away from the accident. Authorities reported that the vehicle was a golden-coloured Mazda Protégé from model years 2000 to 2003, and they are asking people in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward to watch out for the sedan.
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Negligent Doctor to Pay $15 million

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 07, 2014

Nova Scotia residents may be interested in the recent case of a doctor in Hanover has been ordered by a court to pay $15 million in damages. The doctor was the defendant in a medical malpractice case that was filed after the woman suffered from a debilitating stroke. The $15 million amount was agreed upon by both parties before the trial if the doctor was found to be negligent.
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Fatal U-Turn Leads to Woman's Death

Victor Lewin
Friday, February 28, 2014

The victim was the passenger of a Volkswagen Jetta vehicle being driven by a 25-year-old man. The Jetta attempted to execute a U-turn across two separate traffic lanes and was struck on its front passenger side by a 2011 GMC Sierra. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, but the victim died at the scene of the crash.

After an accident such as this, it may be necessary to thoroughly review the collision analyst's report in order to ascertain which party may be held liable for damages. It is possible that the GMC driver was distracted in some way and so failed to see the Volkswagen vehicle turning in front of him, but it is also possible that the Volkswagen driver should not have attempted the U-turn in the first place.

If the negligence of another person causes a fatal accident, he or she may be held accountable to the victim's family for damages suffered due to the loss. The family of the deceased in this crash may be entitled to compensation from the driver who caused the accident.

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Woman's Medical Ordeal Ends in $270,000 Verdict

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In a problem that patients in Nova Scotia might be able to relate with, a woman in Saskatchewan told her story of medical woes in what she called a four-year nightmare after a botched surgery left her in severe pain. She blames both the surgeon and the health care systems in two provinces for the medical malpractice mistakes and was eventually awarded $270,000 by a judge ruling in her favor.
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Loose Trailer Crushes Van in Halifax Accident

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Halifax Regional Police reported on Feb. 7 that a man was tragically killed on Barrington Street in what has been described as a freak accident. The man lost his life when his vehicle was partially crushed by a semi-trailer that had become detached from the cab of the truck hauling it. The fatal accident took place at about 7:37 a.m. and caused Barrington Street to be closed in both directions for several hours.
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