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What Are My Rights If I Have Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision?

What Are My Rights If I Have Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision?

Fundamentally, you have the right to compensation for legally recognized damages and losses suffered because of an accident. The amount you are entitled to will also depend on your comparative level of fault for the accident happening.

Recognized areas of damage and loss includes:

  • Loss of income
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Health care expenses
  • Loss of Housekeeping and valuable services
  • Other losses
 

Who Do I Receive Compensation From?

In Nova Scotia, we have a system of mandatory insurance coverage for all drivers. This means that outside of a few rare circumstances, the responsibility of covering your losses and damages suffered in a car accident falls to insurance companies.

You will be legally entitled to certain losses and damages from your own insurance company, and to certain losses and damages from the other drivers’ insurance company.

Ideally, Insurance companies would be cooperative and look to pay out your full losses and damages suffered, but it very rarely turns out that way. Insurance companies are incentivized to pay you out as little as possible. The less compensation they pay you, the more money they save on their bottom line.

How Do I Enforce My Rights Against the Insurance Companies Involved?

There is an old saying in law, that “there is no right without a remedy”. What this means is that a right protects you only insofar as you have a remedy for its violation. Having the right to compensation means very little if the other party can violate your rights without facing any consequence.

This is where we come in. 

How Can NOVA Injury Help?

At NOVA Injury Law we will act on your behalf to advocate for you in your claim against insurance companies. We are experienced and driven personal injury lawyers for the enforcement of victims’ rights.

The whole idea behind an injury claim is to reimburse people for their losses – and this is a wide-ranging task. To learn more about NOVA Injury Law’s approach to enforcing victims’ rights, contact us to book your free case review. During the free case review process, we will give you an honest opinion about your case, how much your personal injury claim might be worth, and what you should consider as your next steps. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a car accident, call NOVA Injury Law today for FREE CASE REVIEW at 1-800-262-8104.

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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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