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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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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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Woman Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin
Thursday, February 19, 2015

During the evening of Feb. 8 in Dartmouth, a hit-and-run accident resulted in a flipped over vehicle. At approximately 6 p.m. at the intersection of Carver and Portland streets, a vehicle that was westbound on Portland Street was struck by another southbound vehicle that reportedly failed to stop. The driver of the southbound vehicle then allegedly fled the scene.
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1 Dead, 4 Injured in Highway Crash

Victor Lewin
Thursday, February 05, 2015

A Nova Scotia Power truck was involved in an accident that killed a Hants County man on Jan. 29. The fatal truck accident took place along Highway 101 at around 10 a.m. and involved five cars. In addition to the fatality, four people suffered from injuries in the multi-vehicle crash.
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23 Year-Old Man Killed in 5-Vehicle Collision

Victor Lewin
Monday, February 02, 2015

According to the Nova Scotia RCMP, a 23-year-old man died in a five-car accident just outside of Halifax on Jan. 29. The multiple-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 101 near Ellershouse around 8:00 a.m.
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Studies Show Danger of Hands-Free Texting While Driving

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 12, 2015

Individuals in Nova Scotia may be aware that texting while driving can be dangerous, but they might think that hands-free texting is less of an issue. However, studies show that this still can present a dangerous distraction for drivers. Drivers who are distracted consistently perform more poorly than drivers who are focused on their task. ..

Nova Scotia's Move Over Law

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In order to protect emergency responders, as well as the motorists that the responders are there to help, Nova Scotia instituted a move over law in 2010. Emergency responders now complain that many motorists in Nova Scotia simply ignore the law, failing to move over and reduce their speed when passing emergency responders at an accident scene. Sources indicate that a fire truck in Halifax was struck while responding to a motor vehicle accident, resulting in injuries to two fire personnel.
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