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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after an accident; how do I know?

First, let’s begin by defining what exactly is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This disorder, also known as PTSD, is a serious potentially debilitating mental health illness that can occur in people who have experienced traumatic, life-threatening events, such as serious motor

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Motorcycle safety: what are the key components?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people operating a motor vehicle. Whether we’re operating a motorcycle or not, this statistic should urge us to take

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What are the causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

As Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering effects, it is important that we give them the attention they deserve. Spinal cord injuries result from damage to spinal cord itself, or to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column.

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Head on collision with a moose: do I have a case?

Has the above question ever crossed your mind? If so, rest assured, you aren’t the only one wondering if such an accident can carry a viable claim. In response to this question, the answer is the following: a passenger of

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What are Section B Accident Benefits?

A surprising number of individuals aren’t fully aware of what their auto insurance plan covers. From basic PLPD to full coverage, there are many different types of plans that different insurance companies offer. All Canadian insurance policies offer what is

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4 snowmobiling safety tips

As the winter weather tends to worsen motor vehicle traction and affect the driver’s visibility, it is vital for individuals to be extra aware of their surroundings when traveling during this season. As the snow falls and creates slippery surfaces,

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Dashboard camera’s: helpful in the progression of your claim

Every time we put our vehicles on the road, we run the risk of getting into an automobile accident. Whether we’re commuting to work in rush hour on a Monday, or simply taking a ride on a Sunday afternoon, the

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Newly released car accident data reveals current trends

There are many things that can go wrong on the streets and highways of New Brunswick, and it seems the chances of a car accident occurring on any particular day are less random than one might assume. Some recently unveiled statistics have

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Insurance: the difference between PLPD and comprehensive coverages

Every car insurance policy written in the maritimes is obliged to, by law, cover a minimum amount of coverage and benefits. Every vehicle owner is minimally insured with what we commonly refer to as PLPD. These minimum benefits apply to

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Are winter tires mandatory in the maritime provinces?

Did you know that there is only one province in Canada in which having winter tires on your vehicle is mandatory by law? In 2007, Quebec instituted Law 42 which requires all persons operating a motor vehicle to install four

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Texting and driving is a preventable cause of accidents

The hazards of texting and driving are pretty well known. Texting, or using your phone for any reason why you drive, can cause you to become distracted. Even a mere second of inattention can lead to an accident. Those accidents

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Distracted driving a danger for motorists and pedestrians alike

It is common to hear reports of how distracted driving in Canada leads to accidents involving other vehicles. What is often less talked about is the role distracted driving plays in pedestrian accidents. Many organizations detail the dangers of driving

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How is compensation paid by the Insurance Company?

After you have successfully made a claim against an at-fault driver, the insurance company will compensate you. The insurance company has the right to pay your injury claim as a one-time payment (lump sum). This payment includes compensation for things

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Roundabouts are safer for pedestrians when rules are followed

Many people don’t fully understand how to use roundabouts. This traffic control design is considered safer for pedestrians than other intersection options for several reasons, but that safety increase can be negated if pedestrians and drivers don’t follow the rules

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Fight back if you were in an accident

We recently discussed the accident that killed a beloved chef in New Brunswick. That story is one that highlights the need for all drivers to drive in a safe manner. When drivers don’t practice safe driving or disobey the traffic

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