You have been involved in a motor vehicle accident – what do you do? Obviously, if you are seriously injured the most immediate concern is to get medical attention. Sometimes an accident may seem minor and you do not appear seriously injured. A few days go by and you realize that you are more significantly injured than you first thought. No matter how minor the accident, here are a few things you need to keep in mind: [Read more…] about What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident
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If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, snowmobile accident, motorcycle accident or any other accident involving motorized vehicles, you may be wondering whether you need a personal injury lawyer and what unfolds after you’ve hired one.
It’s important to understand your entitlements and responsibilities in the aftermath of an accident and an experienced personal injury lawyer will provide important advice on management of your file, filing required documentation and protecting your interests.
In Nova Scotia, everyone operating a motor vehicle is required by law to have a valid policy of insurance. The standard auto insurance policy in this province has a number of coverage sections. The most important ones in terms of an accident are those involving liability coverage (for whoever is at fault for the accident) and accident benefits coverage. Accident Benefits assist you (and others in your vehicle) with the cost of medical treatment, disability benefits for income loss and reimbursement for other incidental costs arising from injuries even if you were totally responsible for the accident.
If your injuries were caused by another driver, you may be entitled to a claim for damages which could include amounts for pain and suffering, lost income and out-of-pocket expenses.
There are limitation periods which apply and affect your ability to bring an action to recover monetary compensation for any damages/injuries sustained. These limitation periods can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the parties involved. It is very important to call a lawyer right away to ensure that you do not miss any of the relevant limitation periods. Failing to do so may prevent you from proceeding and recovering anything for your injuries and losses.
The personal injury lawyer has an important job in building your case through the collection of witness statements, relevant medical evidence, expert reports and other key information. This helps establish your overall claim (which you must prove) that the opposing party who caused your injuries is liable for monetary damages.
Importantly, the lawyer works on your behalf to present your claim in the best possible fashion in order to maximize your potential monetary recovery either through early resolution or by way of judgment after a trial. An experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure you meet your disclosure obligations under the law and identify opportunities and methods for resolution of your claim.
Preszler Law is proud to announce that we are officially serving clients across the province of Nova Scotia. We handle all nature of personal injury cases and insurance related disputes. Our lawyers are well-known, experienced, and dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcome for every client.
For almost 60 years Preszler Law has continued to assist satisfied clients who often spread the word about the quality of our work. We treat our clients like family, and ensure that we devote our team to every one of our client’s cases.
The Kimball family, originally of Nova Scotia, has been involved with the firm since early 2011 and now continues the Preszler tradition of excellence in client service in Nova Scotia. The firm is a family run business that takes pride in providing exceptional service.
Our experience lawyers have worked in both defense and plaintiff roles, and are knowledgeable on what insurance companies are looking for, so we can best present your case.
We are committed to providing you with a free consultation, no fees unless we win, time to speak directly with lawyers, promptly returned phone calls and emails, and the convenience of coming to you when your injuries prevent you from travelling to our office.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, contact us and speak directly with a member of our legal team.
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What will Preszler Injury Lawyers do for me?
Preszler Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers will handle all aspects of your injury case. We have a great deal of experience in dealing directly with insurance companies where we act on behalf of our clients in obtaining the medical information they are requesting and determine what documents they, in fact, are entitled to. Our number one objective in addition to helping clients obtain the settlement they deserve, is to take care of all the legalities surrounding your injury claim so that you are able to focus on your recovery and getting your health back in order. Hiring a personal injury lawyer also helps you navigate the complexities of filing insurance claims – and doing so in such a way to help maximize your potential settlement amount.
Why wouldn’t I settle directly with my insurance company?
Before agreeing to settle directly with your insurance company, you should always take an extra step to determine if what they are offering is fair or is the right amount of compensation. If your insurance company has made you an offer, contact the law offices of Preszler Law Firm today before you make a decision to accept. If you have already settled with your insurance company but you feel that you may have been misled, call us today for a free initial consultation. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to help guide you with options is a great way to ensure that you are able to obtain a fair and justified settlement amount. We recommend that you contact a lawyer prior to settling anything with your insurance company for this reason.
How do I know if I have a case?
Every injury case varies from one to another – based on their own sets of facts, how the injury happened and who is at-fault for the level of injury sustained. In order to determine whether you have a case, we offer free initial consultations with one of our personal injury lawyers. We will assess the facts and determine whether your case has merit or not and give you advice and guidance on next steps. When you call our office, please make sure to have as much possible information about the accident, injury and the parties involved as this will help us determine the best course of action. After our initial consultation, you will receive a professional opinion from one of our personal injury lawyers who will inform you about your case as well as your rights.
How much time do I have to start an action?
The Statute of Limitations in Nova Scotia gives a general limitation period of two (2) years but each case is dependent on the details and there may be issues with the limitation running longer or other aspects required in respect of notice provisions. The best way to protect yourself is to call Preszler Injury Lawyers immediately to discuss your personal injury matter.
What if I cannot afford to hire a Lawyer?
If you have seen our advertisements, you know that one of our slogans is “You Don’t Pay Unless We Win!”. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, you do not pay us anything, unless we are successful at recovering compensation for your damages from the at fault party.
How do I know if we will be successful?
No lawyer can give you a guarantee that they will be successful. Although it is not possible to guarantee success, we do not take cases that we do not feel we can win. We use our years of experience to formulate the best possible case for our clients. Our consultation is 100% FREE and when you hire our firm, we do not take any money upfront from you and therefore do not add to your financial burden in any way. The personal injury lawyers of Preszler Injury Lawyers take pride in the fact that we assist you in your time of need by providing peace of mind rather than adding to the burden of stress in these very stressful situations.