The Top 5 Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Car Collision Claim

The insurance company may say that you have only suffered a “minor” injury. Find out what kind of compensation you are REALLY entitled to receive.

A “Crash Course” in car accident claims

John McKiggan has written a book to answer all the most common questions asked about car collision claims. The book is a “crash course” in everything you need to know about auto crash claims from start to finish. Before you talk to anyone, you owe it to yourself to read this book, so you know what your rights are and how to protect them.

Click here to download a free copy of the book or call us toll free in Atlantic Canada (877) 423-2050 to get the facts about car crash claims before you hire a lawyer or talk to the insurance company.



Do you know the answers to these questions?

  • Should I sign the forms sent to me?
  • What cases don’t need a lawyer?
  • Should I give a statement to anyone?
  • How do I find a car accident lawyer?
  • What do I have to prove to win my case?
  • Is a quick settlement a good idea?

Get the facts about car collision claims! Click here to get a free copy of the book or call our office directly at 1-877-423-2050. (Sorry, this report is not available to insurance company employees.)

If you have been in a car or truck collision and the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, the damages to your car, and other out of pocket expenses, such as lost wages.


What should I do?

If you are in a car or truck crash there are a few things you should do right away:

  • Write down the name, address, telephone number, and licence plate number for all drivers involved in accident;
  • Get the name, address, and telephone number of any witnesses;
  • If you have a camera or video phone, take pictures/video of the accident scene and take pictures of any injuries you suffer as a result of the accident;
  • File a report with the police;
  • You should notify your insurance company immediately. Failure to do so may mean that you are not entitled to receive benefits under your insurance policy if you have to make a claim.

What does insurance pay for?

Changes to Nova Scotia’s Insurance Act (the law that governs motor vehicle insurance) significantly limit the rights of innocent car collision victims. The law places restrictions on the amount and type of compensation that injured victims are entitled to receive.

For more information about Nova Scotia’s Automobile Insurance Act, and how it effects the rights of innocent victims, click HERE to read a paper presented by John McKiggan to the Canadian Bar Association’s Annual Continuing Legal Education conference.

For information about the benefits you are entitled to receive from your own Automobile Insurance Company, click HERE.

Can I file a claim for compensation?

Get the facts about car and truck collision claims! Please fill out this form to receive a free copy of Crash Course: The Consumer’s Guide to Car Accident Claims in Nova Scotia(Why Most Nova Scotia Car Collision Victims Don’t Receive Fair Compensation) or call our office directly at 1-877-423-2050.

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