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Advocacy for addicts in personal injury litigation | Sandra Kovacs

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 8:48 AM | By Sandra Kovacs

Addiction, whether to drugs or alcohol, is a prevalent problem in our society: statistics say roughly one out of every five Canadians will meet the criteria for substance addiction during his or her lifetime.

With these statistics it is not surprising that personal injury lawyers frequently encounter clients with substance abuse disorders. It is critical to a lawyer’s ability to effectively advocate for these clients to not only understand the nature of addiction, but how it interacts with the client’s injuries and, ultimately, how it might...