The Charlottetown Lawyers of NOVA Injury Law is Representing Motorcycle Accident Victims Across Nova Scotia
Compared to other motorists, motorcyclists face a higher risk of being seriously injured or killed in a crash. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders also account for a disproportionate number of catastrophic injuries sustained on our roads and highways every year.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at NOVA Injury Law work hard on behalf of injury victims. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is crucial for motorcycle accident victims who need fair compensation to cover their lost income, medical bills, and other expenses. With the right motorcycle accident lawyers, you can rest assured that your right to fair compensation is protected and advanced with skill and speed.
We understand the stresses that often follow a motorcycle accident. Our clients often struggle to get through the day without pain, take extensive medications, and must consider other treatment options like physical therapy or surgery. Additionally, an inability to return to work can cause significant stress.
The team at NOVA Injury Law are motorcycle accident lawyers who handle the legal stress so injury victims can focus on their recovery. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call NOVA Injury Law now for a free case review.
How Could a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Motorcycle accident claims are built on the facts of the case. Careful documentation, witness accounts, and expert testimony are required to maximize the claim. Victims need to align themselves with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer with an extensive network of physicians, engineers, accident reconstruction professionals, and others who can clearly explain complex medical issues and quantify what the victim has lost. This quality of evidence often makes the difference in a final settlement or trial outcome.
NOVA Injury Law is designed to provide motorcycle accident victims with confidence and peace of mind during their recovery and beyond. We speak the medical language and work closely with an extensive network of professionals. Contact us today for a free case review.
How do I Get Accident Benefits Following a Motorcycle Accident?
In Nova Scotia, if someone is injured while on their motorcycle, they turn to their own auto insurance provider to cover their medical expenses related to the accident. This coverage is known as “accident benefits” or “Section B,” and the process of obtaining it can often be difficult and overwhelming.
To help injury victims tap into their accident benefits, the motorcycle accident lawyers at NOVA Injury Law have provided this handy three-step guide to accessing accident benefits after a motorcycle accident injury:
- Your health must always be a top priority, and because motorcycle riders are exposed to a lot of impacts during a crash, motorcycle accidents are often severe. Seek emergency care if needed and visit your family doctor or local walk-in clinic as soon as possible to have your injuries properly assessed.
- The insurance companies require you to complete a form before you can access accident benefits. In Nova Scotia, this two-part form is known as the Notice of Claim Form or NS-1, and you can download it here. For our clients, we typically suggest that you do not provide authorization to the insurance company and instead explain to the insurance adjuster that you will provide relevant information at their request.
- A doctor, physiotherapist, or chiropractor can complete a treatment form on your behalf. In Nova Scotia, this form is known as the Treatment Form or NS-2, and you can download it here. It’s important that this form is filled out completely and accurately to avoid the potential for delay or rejection by the insurer.
What Are Some Common Examples of Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of sources, including negligent drivers, poorly performed lane changes, and poorly maintained roadways. Motorcycle injury victims often suffer severe trauma because they are exposed to impact from other vehicles and the road. Common injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Fractures to the limbs, feet, and ribs
- Permanent muscle damage
- Permanent nerve damage
- Brain injuries and concussions
- Internal bleeding
- And More
The value of a claim depends on the severity of the injuries and the extent of the impact they have on one’s life. The NOVA Injury Law free case review helps motorcycle accident victims assess their damages and the initial value of their claim. As the only Nova Scotian law firm with a doctor, our clients benefit from the unique combination of medical knowledge and legal experience.
How Can NOVA Help Me With My Claim?
NOVA Injury Law offers contingency fee agreements for all types of claims. This means there is no upfront cost to pay. Legal fees vary and are based on a percentage of the settlement or the amount awarded at trial. We charge a percentage fee based on the stage of the case – so cases that reach an earlier resolution have a lower fee.
Our fees typically range from 25% to 35%, depending on the province where the incident took place and the type of case. We will explain the fee structure in detail before work begins so clients know exactly where they stand.
Another essential cost to consider is the expenses required to build your case. NOVA Injury Law covers the upfront costs for all expenses to support your case, including medical file costs, consultations with doctors, medical experts, engineers, financial experts, and expert reports. We try our best to have the at-fault party pay for all of these costs as part of the settlement in order to maximize our client’s total compensation.
There’s no risk to getting a free case review from the seasoned motorcycle accident lawyers at NOVA Injury Law. To best serve our clients and their families, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stop by one of our offices in Bedford or Halifax or call 1-800-262-8104 for information on setting up a case evaluation free of charge.