If you have been in any kind of car accident, even if you are unsure who is at fault, you should call a car accident attorney right away and schedule a free consultation to discuss what happened. It’s a little known fact, but there is a specific period of time following a motor vehicle accident in which you are legally obligated to file your claim if you wish to seek financial compensation. If you miss it, you could miss out on money.
Those who wait too long to file a car accident claim and seek a settlement lose their right to seek compensation following a crash. In order to mitigate this risk, call McKiggan Hebert Lawyers right away to begin the process of filing a car accident claim. We make the process easy so you can focus on getting your life back to normal.
What Is The Limitation Period For Car Accidents In Halifax?
The time restriction period is known in law as a “limitation period.” You may have also heard the term “statute of limitations,” a term used in courts in the United States. Aside from limitations on filing car accident cases, there are limitations on reporting the accident to your insurer as well.
In Nova Scotia, and most other provinces, car accident victims have up to two years to file a car accident lawsuit. This means, starting from the date that the car crash occurred, a victim has two years to contact a car accident lawyer and begin the process of filing their claim and seeking compensation. In certain unique conditions, this rule can be extended, but receiving an extension is not common. For this reason, the sooner you call a lawyer, the better. Plus, the sooner you call, the fresher in your mind the details of the accident will be, and it may be easier to collect evidence and create a strong case.
What Can I Expect In My Free Case Evaluation?
When you meet with McKiggan Hebert Lawyers to discuss your Halifax car accident, we take the time to listen to the details of your car accident and ensure you feel heard and understood at every step. Your side of the story is important to us. In your free case evaluation, we will piece together how the accident occurred, and let you know if it is worthwhile to file a claim and pursue compensation for what you went through.
If you choose to move forward with filing a car accident claim, our attorneys will stop at nothing to earn you the compensation you deserve. We will source, compile, and assess any and all necessary evidence to prove the fault of the opposing party. We will defend your side of the story, and assert before a judge why you are entitled to certain compensation.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get From A Halifax Car Accident Case?
Those who have been hurt in a car accident deserve to take time to heal. A car accident can be debilitating, and can cause medical issues that require you to spend days, weeks, or even months away from your job. While it is crucial that you take the time to heal, you might be wondering, and rightfully so, how your bills will be paid while you can not go to work.
Our lawyers will fight for your right to lost wage compensation so that you don’t have to miss out on money in your paycheck just because you are injured. Additionally, we can fight for your right to diminished earning capacity as well. Those who have been injured to a life-changing degree can be compensated for the fact that they won’t be able to earn as much money as they may have in the future if they continued to be able-bodied or of sound mind. This is reserved for cases where a victim is seriously injured.
Any out of pocket expenses related to the accident can be factored into your settlement package as well. If the car accident wasn’t your fault, but if your car became totaled, your laptop shattered in the passenger seat, and you lost valuable possessions in the crash–we’ll fight for your right to money that covers these damages.
Call McKiggan Hebert Lawyers Today To Schedule A Free Case Evaluation
McKiggan Hebert Lawyers offers a free case evaluation to any Halifax accident victim who’s been injured in a car accident. Remember, from the day of the accident occurring, you only have two years to contact a lawyer and begin the process of filing a claim. The sooner you call, the better.
Call our law firm today and schedule your free car accident consultation. Together, we can fight for your right to the compensation you deserve.