The Sydney Car Accident Lawyers You Need in Your Corner!
Car accidents are devastating and unfortunately commonplace in Sydney, Nova Scotia. They often result in serious injuries or loss of life. For those who have suffered a car accident injury, the traumatic experience is followed by police interviews, tow trucks, repairs, paperwork and being on hold with a faceless insurance agent, hell-bent on proving you’re at fault, as you receive a message that your next rent or mortgage payment is due.
At NOVA Injury Law, our compassionate team of accident injury lawyers treat you and your situation with the respect it deserves. They act quickly to assess your case and compile evidence to support your claim right away.
Adding to our experience, we have a practicing emergency room physician with special training in occupational medicine consulting on all of our cases, as required. Having this expertise built into our practice means that our team of car accident injury lawyers can start building a compelling case file to support your claim.
Why Sydney Car Accident Victims Choose NOVA Injury Law
At NOVA Injury Law, when a client first engages us after a car accident, it’s usually the same story:
- They are worried that insurance companies won’t treat them fairly, refusing to cover medical expenses, or citing policy exclusions and technicalities.
- They don’t know what medical and rehabilitation benefits they can access.
Even if you manage to come to a compensation settlement, insurance companies can use dirty tricks, like delaying payments for weeks or even months, leaving so-called customers without means to pay bills and support themselves – particularly while they are out of work.
If you speak with a lawyer from NOVA Injury Law you can rest easy knowing that these tactics will never impact your ability to get fair compensation – in fact in some cases we actually use these tactics to highlight the insurer’s character.
Our record speaks for itself – we have settled hundreds of car accident injury claims with car insurance companies in Nova Scotia. We know how to build a strong personal injury claim after a car accident to ensure our clients are fairly compensated.
How Do Car Accident Victims Suffer?
It’s important to know the road rules in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and always exercise caution while driving. Unfortunately this isn’t always enough, and accidents can happen, no matter how cautious you are.
You can suffer anything from minor cuts and bruises to much more serious, debilitating injuries like broken bones, trauma to the head, or spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be painful and lengthy, requiring ongoing and costly medical treatment and rehabilitation.
But it doesn’t stop there. You can be subject to emotional trauma in the form of anxiety, PTSD, depression, insomnia, fear of driving in the future, and ongoing feelings of frustration, anger and helplessness.
Car accidents can also be the source of ongoing financial troubles that go beyond expensive medical bills and rehabilitation treatments. For example, victims may lose their ability to work due to their injuries, affecting both current and future income. Significant property damage to the victims vehicle can be extremely costly to repair or replace, and other valuables like laptops, mobile devices and navigation systems may also be damaged at the time of the accident. If a victim is unable to drive, they are subject to transportation costs, and if serious injuries are sustained, pricey home modifications and caregiving expenses may be required.
And car accidents can also result in lengthy legal liability disputes with bullish insurance companies, often stressful and time-consuming to resolve.
That’s why it’s important to have a team of dedicated legal professionals in your corner. One with a proven track record of fighting insurance companies to get large settlements for their clients.
How Do You Know if You’re Eligible for Compensation After a Car Accident?
First, we need to make sure that the time limit for filing an injury compensation has not expired. If your accident happened within the past two years, your claim is likely still valid, though there are exceptions, and It’s important to act quickly, and speak with a car accident lawyer and your insurance company as soon as possible.
Second, you need to understand who is at fault. If the other party is at fault, the insurance company handles the compensation. Insurance companies are notorious for reaching out to the other party with low-ball offers, to avoid paying victims their fair share of compensation. It’s vital to speak with a car accident lawyer to navigate the tricky legal terrain and understand your compensation worth.
Understanding the nature and severity of your injuries is an important factor in your compensation claims. If your injuries are less severe, they may be classified as a minor injury (sprain, strain, whiplash – soft tissue injuries). The Nova Scotia government has established a restriction on the amount of compensation a car accident victim is able to claim as a result of minor injuries relating to pain and suffering. However, this limit doesn’t refer to financial losses, like wages and future earning capacity, property/vehicle damage, or financial rehabilitation costs.
Even if You Think Your Injury May Be Minor, Speak with NOVA Injury Law Before Making an Insurance Claim
NOVA Injury Law’s car accident lawyers thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case and give you the best representation possible. At NOVA Injury Law we understand that:
- Insurance companies will fight and tooth-and-nail to establish your injury as minor. With our team of medical experts on hand to provide immediate medical assessments, we provide accurate pictures of the true extent of your injuries.
- We build cases to get out of the minor injury cap by showing that injuries are ongoing and impactful.
- We establish all the non-physical ways you have been impacted by the accident, and we seek damages for other impacts to your life.
- We make sure that you are fairly compensated for things like loss of wages, future wages, medical expenses, and all other potential out of pocket costs.
- We know how to support you and we’ll make sure that insurance companies respect you, treat you fairly, and compensate you accordingly.
Book your Car Accident Free Case Review
Before making a decision about your car accident injury claim, why not take advantage of our Free Case Review. You shouldn’t have to go through this traumatic experience alone. Talk to us about your accident, and we’ll provide valuable insights and past experience. We’ll discuss your legal options, details of the accident, who may be liable and the legal process moving forward.
At the very least, you’ll have a better understanding of your injury claim and the legal process involved. At best, you’ll have a team of experienced lawyers fighting to get you the best compensation claim possible.
How Can your Life Change After Receiving Proper Compensation?
Fair compensation can ease the many stresses caused by car accidents, so you can focus on your road to recovery.
It can give you much needed access to health care, including surgery, ongoing rehabilitation and physical therapy, counseling sessions (and other aid services), and other forms of medical treatment, so you can recover and go back to life before the accident.
Financially, fair compensation can cover the cost of lost current and future wages, providing you with a financial buffer if you can’t return to work for the foreseeable future. When we examine your case, if we find you’re likely to have future troubles like missed promotions, bonuses, or a change in vocation (due to your injury), we will fight to make sure you are fairly compensated. We will also fight for your claim to cover the cost of expensive medical equipment, modifications to the home (shower rails, wheelchair access etc), care assistance, and vehicle and property damage.
Car accidents are incredibly stressful, and can often require long-term financial and medical assistance. With NOVA Injury Law in your corner, we’ll make sure you’re properly compensated, and give you and your family the stability & support you deserve.
How Can NOVA Injury Law Help You to Maximize Your Car Accident Compensation Claim and Get You the Treatment You Deserve?
Filing a car accident claim can be a stressful and difficult process, particularly for someone with no legal experience. Our team of car injury experts will help you to:
- Review the accident, conducting thorough investigations, identifying witnesses and establishing liability, and collecting evidence to build you the strongest case possible.
- Recording your injuries, working hand in hand with medical experts to determine the full extent of injuries, whether they are ongoing, and how they affect your daily life and capacity to work.
- Work through the legal documents, drafting the necessary files in an efficient and timely manner.
- Determine a fair compensation amount, so all your recovery needs are met.
- Negotiate with difficult insurance companies on your behalf, and fight for your rights in court if need be.
It is likely that your case will be settled before trial, and only a small percentage of injury claims make it to the courtroom. If your case is settled out of court, an agreement will be made, where the at fault party agrees to pay money to the victim for medical treatments, damages, and all other expenses. Rest assured we will do everything we can to reach a settlement you’re satisfied with.
Don’t Delay Seeking Legal Advice
Car accident victims who do not seek legal advice straight away risk suffering delays in their case as insurance companies use tricky legal tactics to bully them. This leads to stress and anxiety – most of which can be avoided simply by booking in a Free Case Review.
It’s vital that NOVA Injury Law looks into your case as soon as possible, so that we can start reviewing and documenting the medical details of your injury, and getting you access to medical and rehabilitation treatment. Contacting NOVA Injury Law early means that we can start gathering vital evidence to support your injury and building you an airtight case from day 1.
Simply put, at NOVA Injury Law, we believe in fighting for the individual. Once you put us in the fight, we don’t leave until you get what’s yours. In fact we are so confident in our process and experience, we are not afraid to say that large settlements often equate to justice – and our track record of winning car accident injury suits over the past few years proves that.
If You’ve Been in a Car Accident, It’s Important to Act Now
A key challenge with car accident claims is that injuries may not always be immediately apparent. It can take days or even weeks for symptoms to fully manifest, which means that victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries right away. Laura Mitchell is a practicing emergency room physician with special training in occupational medicine. Having an expert physician on hand means that our team of car accident injury lawyers can quickly assess injuries and start building a file of compelling medical evidence to support your claim.
This is part of the reason that NOVA Injury Law is considered to be the premier personal injury law firm in Nova Scotia, and is a key reason why NOVA Injury Law has been able to secure greater sums of compensation than any other firm in Nova Scotia over the past few years.
Our lawyers are also part of the community in Sydney, Nova Scotia – so we can work with professionals, community groups and volunteers all over the city to get you the support you need.
We understand the devastating impact of serious injury to those affected and their loved ones, and the flow on effect this can have to all aspects of one’s life. Know that you are not alone and our team of experts will make sure you receive the much needed treatment and compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been in an accident, contact NOVA Injury Law, so we can help you to recover today, and get your life back on track tomorrow.
Reach out to us for a Free Case Review, no-obligation consultation, and contingency fee agreement available for many types of claims.
Reach out to NOVA Injury Law today, for more information or to set up an initial consultation. Our team is locally based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and can be reached at 902-702-3042. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our mission is to give you the support and answers that you need to make the right decisions.