All motorists are expected to drive responsibly and to share the road safely with others. Failing to drive responsibly can lead to a serious accident. When someone causes injury in an accident, the injured victim has a right to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. The same rights and responsibilities apply to people operating a boat, snowmobile, ATV, or bicycle.
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, our team will provide the support, guidance, and advocacy you need. And we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
The consequences of an accident can be overwhelming, but you are not on your own. Our team of experienced accident lawyers have the necessary knowledge and skill to help guide you through the entire process. We take pride in serving individuals from our community and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your claim.
Vehicle and Car Accident Lawyers in Halifax and Nova Scotia
Car accidents happen too often and the effects can be devastating. Injuries can impact not only your ability to work but also your daily life and relationships. All motorists are expected to drive responsibly and to share the road safely with others. Failing to drive responsibly can lead to negligence that causes a serious accident. When someone causes injury in an accident, the injured victim has a right to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
Our lawyers and paralegals are knowledgeable and will work diligently with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Our car accident lawyers in Halifax and Nova Scotia are available to provide support, guidance and advocacy.
No Fault Mandatory Benefits/Section B of Insurance
If you are involved in a motorcycle or car accident in Nova Scotia, you are entitled to certain medical and wage benefits through your insurance provider. These benefits include medical benefits for services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, osteopathy, assistive devices and medication; a wage loss component for time missed from employment; and travel expenses. There is coverage for these benefits regardless of who is at fault for the collision and your insurance premiums will not increase if you access these benefits. As of 2018, the maximum amount of coverage everyone is entitled to under this portion of the insurance policy is $50,000.00 or four years of coverage from the date of the accident. Although this sounds like a significant sum of money, accidents involving orthopedic injuries, or extensive dental damage can reach these maximums quite quickly.
One of the most stressful parts to being injured is your inability to work which will impact your ability to pay for rent, food, or other bills. Accident Benefits provides a partial wage indemnity benefit payment if you are placed off work for 7 days in the first 30 days after the collision by a physician. This wage indemnity pays to a maximum of $250 per week and is often paid in conjunction with Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits or a short-term/long-term disability policy. You are entitled to these benefits for the first two years after the accident if you are unable to do the essential duties of your occupation. Two-years post collision, you are only entitled to wage indemnity benefit if you are unable to return to any occupation which you a reasonably suited by education, training, and experience.
Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Policy
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and placed off work, you should contact your short-term/long-term disability insurer as soon as possible to access these benefits. Often your car insurer will not issue wage indemnity benefit until they first can assess how much you will be receiving from a short-term/long-term disability policy. The amount paid by these policies and the terms differ from policy to policy.
Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and placed off work and you are not eligible or do not have short-term/long-term disability you should apply for Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits (EISB) as soon as possible. Often your car insurer will not issue wage indemnity benefit until they first can assess how much you will be receiving from EISB.
EISB provides 55% of your average insurable weekly earnings up to a maximum of $547 per week. These benefits last to a maximum of 15 weeks.