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What is the Car Accident Claim Time Limit in Nova Scotia?

By Jeff Mitchell | Car Accident

What is The Car Accident Claim Time Limit in Nova Scotia?

In Nova Scotia, the car accident claim time limit is two years. This means people hurt in car accidents have two years from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit. Remember, filing your lawsuit with the court is the only way to protect your claim from expiring.

Consider the car accident claim time limit and file your injury claim before your right to pursue compensation expires. If you wait more than two years after the accident, you risk having your claim considered invalid. The clock continues to run even if you have told the at-fault driver’s insurance company about your injury claim. Active settlement negotiations do not stop the time limit from running.

Exceptions

Despite the standard limitation period for personal injury claims, the two-year deadline can be extended in some circumstances. For example, minors (those under 19 years old) and people who lack decision-making capacity have longer periods of time to start their lawsuit.

What if I’ve Missed the Deadline?

If you’ve missed the time limit to sue for your car accident claim you should speak to a lawyer immediately. Your claim is not automatically lost. In some cases, you will be able to salvage your legal claim by making a court motion. 

What Can I Do to Support my Claim?

After a car accident, it’s always prudent to learn about your options with a Nova Scotia car accident lawyer. The best lawyer for you will be someone who knows the law, has an interest in your case, and has your best interests in mind from start to finish. Jeff Mitchell’s practice is focused on helping car accident and personal injury victims. Therefore, his goal is to ensure that claims are properly assessed and that each injury victim is fairly compensated for their injuries. Learn more about Jeff and NOVA Injury Law here.

Above all, if you have been hurt in a car accident, call NOVA Injury Law today and get a free case review. Stop stressing over the legal lingo. Our experienced lawyers let you focus on your recovery while they make sure your claim meets any and all deadlines.

Looking to learn more about the rules around car accident injury claims in Nova Scotia? Check out our blog post on the 2020 Minor Injury Cap.

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NOVA Injury Law, located in Bedford, NS, is a personal injury law firm. We provide approachable, responsive, and compassionate representation to victims of car accidents, slip & falls, long term disability benefits denial, birth injuries, brain injuries, property damage, medical malpractice, and faulty products. We’re the only law firm in Atlantic Canada with a Doctor on the team.

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