Legally Speaking

  • How does chronic pain impact daily life?

    The manifestations of chronic pain are diverse, ranging from constant discomfort to intermittent, severe episodes, fatigue, mood disturbances, and disruptions of sleep. These symptoms can significantly impact the quality of life for those enduring chronic pain.

  • Are you suffering from PTSD or anxiety after a car accident?

    A car accident can leave emotional scars just as impactful as physical injuries, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety often emerging in the aftermath of an accident.

  • What are the effects of TMJ dysfunction and how can they be recognized?

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a condition affecting the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw movement. This joint plays a crucial role in various daily activities such as talking, chewing, and yawning.

  • What are the effects of concussions and how can they be recognized?

    Concussions, though often considered mild traumatic brain injuries, warrant serious attention due to their potential lasting impact. A concussion is a brain injury caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head, leading to the brain’s rapid movement in the skull.

  • How Long Will my Case Take?

    This is probably the question we are asked by accident victims more than any other. The answer varies widely and may not be known at the outset. Each personal injury case is unique, and its resolution is influenced by various factors.

  • Direct Compensation Property Damage (“DCPD”)

    In the world of car insurance, terms like Direct Compensation Property Damage (DCPD) might sound complex and daunting. However, understanding DCPD is crucial for when you are the owner (insured person) of a vehicle that has been in a car accident.

  • Canadian Pension Plan Disability (“CPPD”)

    Navigating the intricacies of Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) application process can be overwhelming for individuals grappling with pain or illness. CPPD serves as a lifeline for those unable to work due to a disability. It is designed to provide partial income for those CPP contributors who are under 65 and do not yet qualify for regular CPP.

    In this blog post, we will explore what CPPD is, how to qualify, what is needed to apply, and other crucial aspects to consider.

  • You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

    Car accidents can be confusing, with lots of legal technicalities and nuances, navigating the aftermath can be overwhelming. Throughout our many years representing accident victims, we have encountered common misunderstandings that can impact a person’s understanding of their rights and benefits.
    Here are five points to help clarify those common misunderstandings:

  • Occupier’s Liability / Slip and Falls: What Should You Do?

    Slip and falls happen quickly and unexpectedly. A small patch of ice in front of the grocery store, a puddle of water inside a store, or a box falls off a shelf; incidents happen without warning. If you’ve experienced an injury at a property, you may have legal rights.

  • Navigating your Rights as a Pedestrian

    During this time of year, daylight is shorter, and we see a higher frequency of pedestrian-vehicle accidents.

    Our experience has taught us that, in New Brunswick, pedestrians are often unaware of their rights and access to insurance benefits. Here are some helpful things to know if you or a loved one is a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.