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Reminder to Slow Down in School Zones

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 06, 2013

The Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is reminding Halifax motorists and others throughout the province to slow down in school areas. Slowing down may help prevent pedestrian accidents, and slowing down is necessary anytime that children are present, morning or night.
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Nova Scotia Woman Leads Way in Celebral Palsy Therapy

Victor Lewin
Monday, September 02, 2013

Cerebral Palsy is an injury typically resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain during the birth. Sadly this can be debilitating. As this is usually a condition that is preventable with proper medical care, it can frustrate those who are impacted. However, new medical research has identified that there may be positive progress in the treatment of Cerebral Palsy.
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Distracted Driving Up in 3 Provinces

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Even though education campaigns and police blitzes have focused on distracted driving, the number of fatal car accidents involving distractions has risen by 16 per cent in Canada during the latest five-year period recorded. In Nova Scotia, the number-one reason for deaths this summer involving car accident cases was distracted driving, according to the RCMP.
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Nova Scotia Personal Injury Lawyers Successfully Appeal Trial Verdict

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Car accident and other injury victims take note: the use of inferences to make findings of negligence or causation has increasingly taken centre stage in several recent decisions out of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. The appropriate use of inferences was highlighted in a decision released in early December, Johansson v. General Motors of Canada Ltd., 2012 NSCA 120.
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Auto Insurance in Nova Scotia: Looking Into the Insurance Contract

Victor Lewin
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Auto insurance is mandatory for Nova Scotians. Each driver in Nova Scotia contracts with an insurer so that they may be insured against liability and for damages should they ever be involved in a car accident. While the contract is between the driver and the insurance company, because car insurance is the primary source of compensation for car accident victims, governments are heavily involved in the regulation and operation of the insurance regime. Automobile insurance is a product with a public purpose. As such, it is arguable that car insurance contracts are no "contracts" in the traditional sense. They can be considered public regulatory documents.
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