Practice Areas

Car and Truck Accident Claims

In any car accident claim, it’s always in the insurance company’s best interest to try and settle as quickly as possible. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s in your best interest. Most studies have shown that the sooner an insurance company settles a claim, the less they pay. There’s no reason for you to take the insurance company’s word about how much compensation you are entitled to receive without first seeking guidance from an attorney. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, one of our experienced car accident lawyers can help you determine if legal action is justified.

Medical Malpractice

The Canadian Medical Association Journal reports that medical errors are on the rise in Canadian health centers, largely due to the increasing complexity of modern medical procedures. As modern medicine will likely continue to get more complex in the future, this is a trend that seems poised to continue. If you have suffered an unexpected injury after receiving medical care, or if a family member has passed away because they may not have had appropriate care, consult a medical malpractice lawyer to determine if you or your family member has been a victim of negligent medical treatment from a healthcare professional.

Brain Injury

The costs associated with the treatment of a traumatic brain injury can be astounding. Brain injuries can also lead to life-long conditions such as depression, chronic migraines, memory loss, seizures, and more. If you’ve suffered a brain injury due to negligence, ask us about your legal rights so we can help you rebuild your life.

Spinal Cord Injury Claims

Spinal cord injuries can have a catastrophic effect of your life. The physical limitations caused by a spinal cord injury can have a drastic effect on your long-term health and quality of life. Partial or complete paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury can significantly impact (even eliminate) your ability to work. Your injuries may force you to make significant modifications to your home in order to allow for wheelchair mobility. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury due to a car and truck accident, a physical assault, a fall or a medical mistakes, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a spinal cord injury claim.

Personal Injury

Personal injury claims can cover injuries from a wide variety of circumstances. It’s crucial to consult with a lawyer about your legal rights to determine if you are eligible for compensation. Obviously, your health comes first, so you should seek medical attention if you have been injured. But as soon as you have been released from medical care and are physically able, you should consult a personal injury lawyer. Never forget the “Golden Rule” when it comes to personal injury claims in Nova Scotia.

Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims

According to Statistics Canada fewer than one in ten victims of sexual assault ever report their abuse. Disclosing that you have been a victim of sexual abuse can be incredibly difficult for some victims. You don’t have to endure the process alone. John McKiggan has written Breaking the Silence: The Survivor’s Guide to Abuse Compensation Claims to help educate abuse survivors about their legal rights. Let us be your voice and fight for your rights.

Insurance Claims

At their best, insurance companies can be there for you when life takes an unexpected turn. At their worst, huge impersonal insurance companies can treat you like a statistic on a spreadsheet, and try to bully you into settling your claim as quickly as possible. You deserve to be treated fairly by your insurance company! Don’t let them take advantage of you while you are in a vulnerable position.

Class Actions

The rules applying to class action suits are unique, but the action can pave the way for a large number of plaintiffs to seek justice in an affordable manner. Class actions exist to ensure that plaintiffs who have suffered damages that would otherwise prove too cost-prohibitive for a suit can have their claims represented along with the group.

Indian Residential School Claims

The history of litigation involving Indian Residential Schools began in 1996 when Nora Bernard filed the first lawsuit suit on behalf of Shubenacadie Indian Residential School Survivors Association. The claim grew to include over 12,000 survivors across the country involving allegations as varied as sexual and physical abuse to wrongful confinement. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex application process to determine if you are entitled to compensation from an Indian Residential School Claim.

Kids and Cars.org/Canada

The mission of kidsandcars.org is to bring awareness of the everyday dangers uniquely posed to children by automobiles.

If you have experienced any of these incidents in Nova Scotia, schedule a free consultation with McKiggan Hebert by calling (888) 510-3577 today. You deserve to be represented vigorously and fairly, and the experienced attorneys at McKiggan Hebert will ensure that your rights are asserted throughout the claim process.