The survivors of motor vehicle accidents may be entitled to pursue damages to help them offset the cost of their financial losses. If their collision was the result of another driver’s negligence, the injured accident survivor might be able to receive compensation for the economic damages they have incurred. They may also be entitled to pursue general, non-economic damages for pain and suffering. However, in accordance with Nova Scotia’s Insurance Act, these general damages will be subject to a payment cap if the accident survivor’s injuries are considered to be “minor.” Click here to read more.
A concussion can have severe consequences. Caused by head traumas from slip and falls, motor vehicle collisions, and more, it is important to be mindful of the signs you might have a concussion after an accident. Click here to learn more from our Nova Scotia personal injury lawyers.
One wrongful action from a distracted or impaired driver could forever alter the lives of unsuspecting road-users. Staying informed about accident collision statistics in Nova Scotia might help drivers maintain safe practices behind the wheel. Click here to learn more:
Winter driving in Nova Scotia might mean facing freezing rain, extreme snowfall warnings, or other dangerous road conditions. While you can’t change the weather, you can take precautions to prepare your vehicle for winter road conditions. Click here to learn more.
Parents anticipating the arrival of their first child often feel underprepared and overwhelmed by all of the advice to follow. There are countless preparations to make to ensure the safety and comfort of newborns. One of the most important purchases new parents will make is a safe car seat for each stage of their growing child’s development. Car seats can help prevent avoidable tragedies in the event of a motor vehicle collision. However, with a myriad of options and safety requirements, purchasing the right car seat may seem like a challenge. To learn more about purchasing a safe car seat, click here.
We all know we should do it. We have been warned about the dangers of not doing it since we were small children. We know that, in the event of a car accident, wearing a seat belt can save our lives. And yet, in Nova Scotia, one of the leading causes of fatalities on the road is a failure to properly wear a seat belt. To learn more, click here.
If you have a novice driver in your family, clear communication about the tragic real-world repercussions of impaired driving could save lives. In Canada, alcohol and or/drugs play a role in 55% of fatal motor vehicle collisions involving drivers between the ages of 16-25. Regardless of how responsible you believe your child to be, it is important to communicate your concerns honestly and openly. For tips and talking points to discuss during this serious conversation with your child, click here.
Driving can be stressful. Annoyances on the road like traffic, construction, or discourteous road-users can test anyone’s patience. However, in moments of heightened stress, a driver’s frustration may downshift quickly into anger. Road rage is a pervasive problem in Nova Scotia, one which could have fatal consequences. To learn about the effects of road rage and methods for overcoming it, click here.
When an unknown driver flees the scene of a collision, it can be difficult for an injured car accident victim to know what to do next, and where to turn for financial compensation. To learn about important steps to take after a hit and run accident, and how a Nova Scotia car accident lawyer may be able to help with your case, click here.
Impaired driving is one of the leading causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the province. Despite efforts to educate Nova Scotians about the dangers of drinking and driving, people continue getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Doing so is extremely dangerous, and puts the lives of other road users at risk. Click here to read more.