At Wagners we are one of the oldest personal injury boutiques in Nova Scotia. With over 30 years experience, we represent individuals. With over thirty years of experience, our lawyers represent individuals who have been hurt due to the fault of another in Digby, Nova Scotia.
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Car Accident Lawyers
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a frightening process. You may not know what to do or where to start. You may also be unsure of your rights and the coverage available to you. At Wagners, we represent individuals in Digby, Nova Scotia, who have suffered all types of injuries, no matter how minor or serious those injuries may seem. Our clients include individuals residing in Sydney, Cape Breton.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is important to remember to do the following:
- Determine if you or any individual involved in the accident require medical assistance and if so, call 911.
- If safe to do so, leave the vehicles where they are and take pictures of the positioning of the vehicles and the damage to the vehicles.
- If anyone is injured, even if the injury seems minor at the time, call and report the accident to the police. You should also report the accident if the property damage to the vehicles looks like it is over $2,000, you are unsure as to who is at fault, or if there are suspicions as to whether there is a Motor Vehicle Act violation (for example, speeding or failure to yield) or Criminal Code charge (impaired driving or dangerous driving).
- Obtain the following details from the other driver:
- Their name, address, year/make/model of the vehicle, license plate number, insurance details
- The name of the owner of the car and the owner’s address
- If police are called, make sure you get the name of the investigating officer, the accident report number and contact information of any witnesses
- Seek medical attention
- Report the accident to your own insurance company
- If you are injured, you should call a lawyer. Even injuries that may appear minor can get worse with time and it is important to know the options available to you. Our firm provides free consultations.
Slip and Fall Injuries
In Nova Scotia there is legislation called the Nova Scotia Occupiers’ Liability Act that covers situations where individuals are injured on another person’s property. This Act states that each occupier has a duty to ensure their premises is reasonably safe for use.
An occupier is an owner and/or operator of a property. An occupier is considered to have physical possession or control over the property and there can be more than one occupier of a property. An occupier is considered to be acting unreasonable if he or she has not safeguarded against dangers they knew about or should have known to exist.
Our firm has litigated various types of cases including cases where individuals sustained injuries at the following locations:
- A grocery store or shopping mall
- A friend or relatives house
- An apartment they rent
- A place of employment
- A public sidewalk
- A playground
- An amusement park
Our office has been representing individuals who have been involved in trip and fall and slip and fall accidents for over 30 years.
Medical Malpractice can occur when a medical professional’s services fall below the accepted standard of care. Doctors, Chiropractors, Surgeons, Hospital Workers, and Nurse Practitioners are all expected to be competent when providing care; unfortunately, these specialists on occasion do make mistakes.
Our team of lawyers handle medical negligence cases in Digby, Nova Scotia with compassion and knowledge. These cases often involve complex litigation against the insurers of these medical professionals called the Canadian Medical Protective Associate.
If you think you have suffered injury because of a medical mistake, give our office a call for a free consultation.
A fatality lawsuit, or wrongful death lawsuit, can be pursued when someone dies due to the fault or another individual or organization. This can be due to a negligent act or omission and often involves medical professionals. Surviving family members can bring a claim for loss of care, companionship and guidance; out of pocket costs related to the wrongful death (i.e. funeral expenses and travel expenses) and lost wages.
The limitation period for these claims is shorter than most other negligence claims in Nova Scotia. Therefore, it is important to speak with a lawyer if you believe you may have a wrongful death lawsuit to ensure you know your options. Wagners has worked with families who have lost family members for over 30 years. Feel free to give our office a call if you have any questions related to the loss of a loved one.
Most babies in Canada are born without incident. However, there is always a chance a newborn may suffer from birth trauma. The long-term consequences of birth trauma can include permanent cognitive deficits, which may mean significant medical care costs. Our firm represents victims of birth trauma in Digby and across Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces. We have been voted by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as a Top 10 Personal Injury Boutique in Canada.
If your newborn has suffered injuries because of a medical error, please give our office a call for a free consultation.
Initial Consultations Are Free Of Charge
You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form. There are no obligations to retain us if you do call our office and our consultations are free of charge.