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When insurance companies act in bad faith: Punitive damages

When insurance companies act in bad faith: Punitive damages

The duty of insurance companies should be one of UTMOST good faith or “uberrima fides”. In Alberta, insurance companies sometimes employ bad faith tactics in order to delay or avoid paying claimants for their insurance claims. There are a number of different practices that insurance companies may use in bad faith in order to try to deny valid insurance claims. If an insurance company has acted in bad faith, a claimant may sue the company. Continue Reading

Six Winter Safety Tips

Six Winter Safety Tips

With freezing weather and snow just around the corner, here are six helpful winter safety tips for safer walking and driving in winter conditions. Wear proper winter shoes Walking is a great simple way to stay active even during winter. However, Canada Safety Council has some practical suggestions on how to be prepared for safe… Continue Reading

Winter Tires: What you need to know

Winter Tires: What you need to know

Winter tires are highly recommended for a safer winter driving experience. Due to their special make, winter tires offer increased flexibility at low temperatures, and up to 50% more traction than all-season tires. Findings from Traffic Injury Research Foundation show that snow¬†tires reduce the braking distance by up to 25%, thus lowering the risks of… Continue Reading

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