The Sydney Loss & Damage Lawyers You Want in Your Corner!
We handle all forms of injury compensation in Sydney, NV with professionalism, experience and care.
Injury can be unexpected and shocking, and the path to recovery can be uncertain and scary. Right now you think you may have been injured because of someone else’s actions – but you’re not sure if you have legal grounds to seek compensation.
If you’re confused and unsure what to do next, contact NOVA Injury Law for a Free Case Review. You’ll meet with one of our compassionate lawyers and learn more about what options you have.
If you decide to pursue your matter, you won’t have to pay any legal fees until we win your case, though it’s important to act now, as many claims have a time limit on when they can be filed.
At NOVA Injury Law, our team is backed by our commitment to engaging medical professionals right throughout your case. In fact, we have a practicing emergency room physician, with special training in occupational medicine, consulting on our cases, as required.
What are Some Examples of Injuries Sustained in Medical Procedures?
Injuries that occur during dental treatments, like nerve damage, infections, or other complications. Due to the inherent risks involved in many dental procedures, these cases can be difficult to prove. It is the lawyer’s job to show that the dentist did not act with the duty of care to the patient required of them.
When cosmetic surgery procedures are botched – including botox injections, rhinoplasty, dermal fillers, chemical peels, liposuction, or breast augmentation surgeries – a claim can be brought against the cosmetic practitioner.
When injury is sustained during organ donation procedures, such as infections, transplant rejection, or other complications. These are referred to as “transplant malpractice”.
When injuries are brought on by the doctor’s mistake in administering anesthesia before a surgery resulting in brain injury or cardiac arrest.
And injuries don’t have to be physical either. For example, a psychologist may provide unethical or incompetent advice to a client in a session which could lead to that person being harmed. This harm could be undue emotional stress or a deterioration in their mental wellbeing.
These are just a few examples. However the truth is you may be entitled to compensation for any type of loss or damage you have sustained as a result of a medical practitioner’s malpractice.
What are Some Examples of Non-Medical Injury Law Areas That You May Need Assistance With?
The most common ways people sustain injuries are when they slip and fall, are injured at work, as result of faulty or defective product or are involved in car accidents, bicycle accidents or motorcycle accidents. Some less common examples include:
- Animal attacks like when a person’s pet dog bites another person.
- Sporting injuries sustained on the track, court or field and even at training.
- Boating accidents like when a boat collides with another or runs aground due to fault navigational devices
- Amusement park rides, such as roller coasters and water slides
- As a result of environmental disasters such as oil spills, toxic waste spills
- Military service based incidents, including combat or at training drills.
In all cases, if someone’s loss or damage is sustained due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness – then the injured party is entitled to compensation.
What are the Legal Elements Common to All Injury Law Claims?
There are only three!
- Duty of care: That a person or organization had a duty of care to prevent harm to you (the plaintiff) or your loved one.
- Causation: That the harm caused to you or your loved one was caused by another person or organization breaching their duty of care.
- Damage or Loss: That you actually sustained loss. Whether that be financial, emotional or physical loss – or a combination of these. The damage or loss may have already been suffered, continues to this day and even can be quantified as continuing in the future.
If you have been injured or your family member has been injured, it is important that you seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as practicable after the injury is sustained. A good lawyer will gather as much evidence, data and professional opinion (like a doctor) as possible so that each of the three elements is established in full. This gives you the best opportunity to not only succeed in their claim, but also to maximize their compensation amount.
It is important to act quickly though as there are time limitations around when a person can bring a claim.
What Time Limitations Apply in Nova Scotia?
The Limitation of Actions Act governs the time restrictions that apply to injury law proceedings in Nova Scotia. These deadlines are in place to make sure that court claims are filed on time and to stop people from being held responsible for things that happened many years ago.
In Nova Scotia, the general statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury or date of discovery of the injury. This means that a person must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the injury or the date the injury was found if they were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. The injured party might lose the chance to seek compensation if the claim is not made within this two year period.
There may be exceptions applied when the injury party is disabled, mentally incapacitated at the time of the injury or if they are a minor. The limitation period may also be extended when the negligent person engages in fraudulent conduct.
Commonly, the time limitation period works against those who delay speaking to a lawyer about their injury.
Why Do People Delay Seeking Legal Advice?
Common reasons include:
- Underestimating the severity of the injury: In some cases, people may not realize the full extent of their injuries until some time has passed. They may initially believe that their injuries are minor and that they will heal on their own. However, if the injury later proves to be more serious, they may wish they had sought legal advice sooner.
- A belief that the injury was their fault: Some people may feel responsible for their injuries and may believe that they have no right to pursue legal action. This can be particularly true in cases where the injured person was engaged in risky behavior, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Fear or lack of trust in the legal system: Some people can be intimidated by the thought of going to court or dealing with lawyers. They believe that pursuing legal action will be time-consuming, stressful, and costly.
- Trust in insurance companies: Insurance companies may offer quick settlement offers to injured parties, which can be tempting to accept. However, these settlement offers are designed around what they think is the lowest amount of compensation you will accept – not what you deserve.
- Financial concerns: Legal fees can be a concern for some people, particularly if they are already dealing with medical bills and lost income due to their injuries.
NOVA Injury Law’s Free Case Review can help you assess what options you may have.
If you decide to move forward with pursuing a claim, you will not pay a cent until we have won your case and with our many years of dealing with insurance companies on your side, we take the burden off you from day 1, so that you can focus on your recovery.
Our lawyers are apart of the community in Sydney, meaning we have access to professionals, community groups and volunteers all over the city who can not only get you the support you need, but assist us in maximizing your claim.
Call Our Sydney Loss & Damage Lawyers Today!
For more information or to set up an initial consultation, you can reach us by calling 1-800-262-8104. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support you and your loved ones via email, text, Facebook messenger, and more.
Ready to learn more about compensation options available to you right now, contact Jeff Mitchell at [email protected]!