The Assiff Law Blog

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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.

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Car Accidents

What do safety ratings mean

Safety ratings are scores assigned to different vehicles based on their performance on a series of safety tests. In particular, safety ratings provide consumers with information on crash avoidance and safety features of different vehicles.

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Car Accidents

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

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Car Accidents

How dash cams prevent scams and fraud

A dash cam is a tiny camera, mounted on your vehicle’s dash or windshield. It records everything that goes on on the road and stores it on a memory card for later review. Dash cams are especially useful in car accident situations. A dash cam can provide valuable evidence helping determine the at fault party in a vehicle collision or accident.

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