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If you have concerns about how your lawyer is handling your matter talk to your lawyer, request copies of important documents, request a timetable for your matter and ask your lawyer to copy you with correspondence.
Coping with serious injuries, along with a delay in getting care and/or wage loss benefits, can make a difficult situation that much worse. At Martin & Hillyer we believe it is critical to become actively involved in our client’s case as soon as possible.
When someone suffers a significant injury and disability, she understandably typically focuses on the benefits to which she may be entitled from insurance companies (e.g., Income Replacement Benefits and Long-Term Disability Benefits). What is sometimes overlooked is the monthly Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit which can provide a much-needed financial safety net to protect the injured person and her family.
Periodically I am contacted by someone who has been a victim of a criminal offence. As a personal injury lawyer my job is to obtain compensation for the victim for the damages caused by the criminal. In addition to the civil remedies (e.g., filing a lawsuit, questioning the perpetrator at discovery, etc.) there is also a little-used section of the Criminal Code which can be very effective in obtaining at least partial compensation for victims of crime.
WHAT IS A DEDUCTIBLE? What is a Deductible? Most people involved in a motor vehicle accident understand that a deductible may apply to a claim
There are two ways you might be covered for private or group disability insurance: either you purchased the policy personally or, more commonly, you are