There are so many forms of public transportation that are used each day, in many different cities around the country. Public transportation can be both a blessing and a curse. While it is true that access to public transit allows for faster travel and plenty of convenience, sometimes these methods of transportation are unsafe, improperly maintained, or negligently operated. Similar to how cars and trucks can cause damage by causing collisions and crashes, public transportation like trains, buses and even light rails can injure people in the same way. It’s important to hold the province accountable if you’ve been injured on public transit.
If you have been injured while using Nova Scotia public transit, you need the help of an accident lawyer to hold the transit system accountable and get you the settlement you deserve. It’s important to know what legal steps you should take after a public transit accident. Follow the steps below if you have been injured in a car, truck, bus, pedestrian, or any other kind of accident involving Nova Scotia public transit, and schedule a free consultation with our car accident lawyers if you need more help.
What Kind Of Benefits Can I Receive If I Was Injured On Nova Scotia Public Transit?
With the help of a lawyer, you may be able to recover the following benefits:
Income Replacement Benefit: This type of payment is designed to compensate for a certain percentage of wages you lost while you were recovering from the accident and were unable to work.
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefit: This compensation is intended to pay all necessary and reasonable health care costs related to your public transit accident injuries. This does not cover any expenses covered by a private health insurance company.
Attendant Care Benefit: This compensation is designed to offset the high cost of hiring an in-home nurse if your public transit related accident injuries prevent you from dressing, taking care of yourself, performing basic hygiene, or getting around the house.
What Should I Do After Getting Into An Accident While Using Nova Scotia Public Transit?
The first thing you should do after getting into any kind of accent is to seek medical attention. It’s incredibly important to make sure that you get the medical care that you need following a public transit accident. Let’s say, for example, you were on a public bus and became injured. The sooner you go to the hospital or visit a doctor to address the injuries you sustained, the sooner you can get the care you need to feel better. However, this can work two ways. It’s important to get your medical injuries documented as soon as possible so that your injuries are directly tied to the public transit accident. If you had been injured on a Nova Scotia public bus and were not able to get to the hospital or a doctor’s visit promptly, but then your injuries got worse over time, it may be difficult to tie that injury back to the bus accident in the first place. Always get medical care, and then call a law enforcement officer.
Next, always call a lawyer. Many people falsely assume that if they are injured on Nova Scotia public transit that there is no individual body in charge of handling this matter. Many people think that they cannot win a case against the province, or that fighting back would be simply too hard to do. However, Nova Scotia public transit needs to be held accountable just like any other private citizen or company. If you have been hurt on Nova Scotia public transit, as soon as you get medical attention, you should be calling a lawyer. Our lawyers know the full extent of the law and can make sure your rights are being upheld at every step of the way. By holding Nova Scotia public transit accountable, you can recoup damages for the losses you suffered, and recover faster
Schedule A Consultation With McKiggan Hebert Lawyers Today If You’ve Been Injured Using Nova Scotia Public Transit
If you have been injured in a public transit accident in Halifax, trust us when we say that it is in your best interest to seek legal representation from a skilled accident lawyer at McKiggan Hebert. Our skilled lawyers have years of experience helping the injured secure the compensation they are entitled to by law.
We know what it takes to win compensation for our clients, and will fight for you every step of the way.. Learn more about your legal options and how our team can help you recover during a free consultation with our lawyers.