Road safety laws are taken seriously in Nova Scotia and should always be followed with precision in order to keep yourself safe and those around you safe.

All off-road vehicles must have the appropriate service brakes, parking brakes, and parking mechanisms that all function properly. Additionally, all off-road vehicles must be registered and display a front and rear license plate. Those who own and operate off-road vehicles are required to be insured under a motor vehicle insurance policy. You must ensure that your off-road vehicle needs Nova Scotia regulation, in order to mitigate the risk of getting in trouble or injuring someone.

It’s important to always follow these laws, as off road accidents can cause hundreds of injuries and wrongful deaths every year. If you lost a loved one to an accident involving an offroad vehicle in Nova Scotia, contact a Halifax lawyer from McKiggan Hebert Lawyers today.

What Are Offroad Vehicle Driver Requirements?

There are certain criteria that one must meet in order to be legally eligible to drive an off-road vehicle in Nova Scotia. You must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least sixteen years of age
  • You must have a valid license
  • You must have a fitted, fastened helmet on at all times
  • You must be actively obeying the rules of the road at all times

If you or someone in your family is interested in going off roading, you must be aware that these rules are important. You must always adhere to these rules for practical safety reasons, as well as liability reasons. If an injury or accident occurs while you were operating an off-road vehicle and you did not comply with the rules of the road, you could be held responsible for paying out damages for whatever injury you cause. Offroad accidents can cause hundreds of deaths every year, so it’s crucial to understand how important it is to be safe at all times.

How Can I Hold A Driver Responsible For An Offroad Accident?

If you have been in an accident while a driver was offroading, and you suffered an injury because of their negligence, recklessness, or otherwise carelessness on or off the road, you need to contact a lawyer right away. The best way to hold a driver responsible for an off-road accident is to file a personal injury claim that penalizes them for their negligence and earns you damages for what you have suffered. At McKiggan Hebert lawyers, our team will fight for your right to medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other types of compensation. With our help, you can recover faster from an off-road injury or unjust off-road accident, and you can also hold a negligent driver accountable if they caused a wrongful death.

What Can I Do If I Lost A Loved One Due To An Offroad Accident?

Unfortunately, many people suffer fatal injuries in car crashes in Nova Scotia while offroading. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence while offroading, your family could be entitled to compensation for this immeasurable loss.

Nova Scotia law only allows certain family members to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. The only family members that have the legal right to take action are the victim’s:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Children
  • Spouses (including common law spouses)

Filing a wrongful death claim will not bring your loved one back but it can help your family recover compensation for your expenses, loss of care, loss of companionship, and loss of guidance, and more. The amount of compensation you are entitled to for your loved one’s death will vary depending on a number of factors. It’s best to speak to one of our caring, hard working lawyers at McKiggan Hebert Lawyers to find out how much your wrongful death claim could be worth. Our compassionate lawyers understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented. Let us help you during this challenging time.

Schedule A Free Consultation With McKiggan Hebert Lawyers Today If You Or A Loved One Were Harmed In An Offroad Accident

If you or someone you love have been involved in an off-road accident in Nova Scotia, don’t wait. Call an attorney as soon as you can. Do you have the right to hold this negligent driver accountable for the damage they caused, and have the right to seek compensation that covers your out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.