If you have been injured in a car accident, you need the help of a lawyer so you can recover. When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, whether in a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, truck accident, or something else, you should not have to be burdened with picking up the pieces.

As your personal injury lawyer, it’s our mission to help you hold the negligent party accountable so you can recover faster. We use evidence to prove negligence in accident case situations, and will stop at nothing to demonstrate that the at fault party did you harm. As your legal advocate, we will stop at nothing to make sure you get sufficient damages to help you pick up the pieces after a devastating accident. The sooner you call a law firm and file a personal injury claim, the sooner you can recover.

What Are Damages?

Damages are formally defined as: “The remedy that a party requests the court award in order to try to make the injured party whole. Typically damage awards are in the form of monetary compensation to the harmed party. Damages are imposed if the court finds that a party breached a duty under contract or violated some right. The sum of money included in the damages can be compensatory damages that are calculated based on the harmed party’s actual loses, or punitive damages intended to punish the wrongdoer.  The term actual damages is synonymous with compensatory damages and excludes punitive damages.”

What Factors Will Affect The Value Of My Car Accident Claim?

No two accident cases play out the same way, and no two personal injury claims result in the same outcome. The estimated value of a car accident claim, slip and fall claim, medical malpractice claim or other accident claim, often will vary on a case-by-case basis. There are a multitude of factors that will affect the monetary value of your claim, and the amount of money you can potentially receive in damages. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Severity of your injuries
  • Liability
  • How your injuries affected your ability to work
  • Long-term effects of your injuries
  • How your injuries were treated
  • How your injuries affected your daily life
  • Length of recovery

After an accident, your insurance company will attempt to tell you how much your claim is really worth. Don’t just blindly listen to them – as they may not have your best interest at heart. Insurance companies are notorious for wanting you to settle for as little as possible and are under no obligation to reveal the true value of your claim. Instead, turn to the independent, trusted Personal Injury Attorneys in Halifax at McKiggan Hebert for help calculating the value of your injury claim.

What Kind Of Damages Can I Recover If I Lost A Loved One In An Accident?

It is an unfortunate reality, but many people lose loved ones due to the negligence of others. Many people suffer fatal injuries in car crashes due to the reckless driving of others on the road.  If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, your family could be entitled to compensation for this loss.

Under the law, only select family members are eligible to file a claim to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. In Nova Scotia, the only family members that have the right to take legal action are the victim’s:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Children
  • Spouses (this includes common law spouses)

Filing a claim will not bring your loved one back but it will help your family recover compensation for your expenses, loss of care, loss of companionship, and loss of guidance, and more. As mentioned previously, the amount of compensation you can receive from a wrongful death claim varies based upon a few factors. 

Schedule A Free Car Accident Consultation With McKiggan Hebert Lawyers

It’s best to speak to a trusted attorney at McKiggan Hebert Lawyers to find out for yourself how much your claim is worth. Our compassionate lawyers understand how hard it can be to recover from a bad accident, especially when you’re unsure how much money you may actually receive in damages.

The only way to fully understand just how much money you may be able to recoup in damages is to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer and ask whatever questions come to mind. It’s our mission as your legal representative to ensure you feel confident and understood with the personal injury claim process.

Schedule your free no-obligation consultation with McKiggan Hebert lawyers today..