If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for what you have suffered. McKiggan Hebert Lawyers is a dedicated law firm that has helped many Nova Scotia residents recover from accidents that caused them harm. To learn more about the civil tort claim process in Nova Scotia, read on or schedule a free consultation regarding your personal injury with McKiggan Hebert Lawyers today.

What Is A Tort Claim?

A tort is defined as follows:

“The word tort comes from the Latin tortum, meaning “wrong, injustice.” The purpose of tort law is not to punish wrongdoers; it is to provide damages to victims as compensation for their losses. It affects nearly every walk of life, from manufacturers and property owners to pet owners, drivers, doctors and bartenders, all of whom have a duty of care.

Although most tort law is judge-made, some originates in statutes that vary from province to province. Unlike criminal law, which involves the state, tort law is used by individuals to claim compensation. It also differs from contract law, where parties have agreed to certain terms or conditions.”

A tort claim, or personal injury claim, “provides compensation for people who have been injured; or whose property has been damaged by the wrongdoing of others. Tort law is a vast area of private law. It has evolved to keep up with technology and social issues. It has been used by a growing number of victims of crime to help them seek justice against perpetrators.”

If you have been injured in an accident in Nova Scotia, and need to hold the at-fault party accountable, you can do so by filing a tort claim that presents evidence before a judge in order to prove this point.

What Kind Of Personal Injury Claims Can Be Filed?

Personal injury claim can be filed any time someone’s negligence, recklessness, or indifference cause you harm. Most often, we see personal injury and tort claims in the form of car accidents. Car accidents, sadly, happen every day, so for this reason there are many personal injury cases filed that involve car accidents. However, there are a multitude of ways in which a personal injury tort can arise. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bicycle accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Priest abuse
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Snowmobile accidents 
  • And more.

At McKiggan Hebert Lawyers, we have the skill and expertise to help you file a tort claim or personal injury claim, and to do so with confidence. We pledge to be an ally in your corner during this difficult time, and will stop at nothing to hold this party accountable for the damages they caused. Read until in the process of beginning to file a personal injury claim, and schedule a free consultation with our law firm as soon as possible.

How Do I Begin The Process Of Filing A Personal Injury Claim?

As you already know, if you have been injured, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to file a personal injury claim.

First step in the personal injury process is to contact a personal injury lawyer for a free, no obligation case evaluation of your tort claim. Many other lawyers in Nova Scotia charge for a free consultation, but McKiggan Hebert Lawyers does not. We offer an initial consultation free of charge, in which we will find out all the pertinent information of your case and give you clear steps for moving forward with your claim. Next, your lawyer will find all the evidence that relates to your injury, and will use this in evidence to demonstrate that the at-fault party caused the harm.

Some personal injury cases can be settled outside of court. If your personal injury case does see the courtroom, our attorneys will be a strong litigation partner beside you for the entire process. We have decades of courtroom experience and will make sure you feel confident moving forward with every step.

Even if you are offered a settlement in the courtroom for your personal injury case, but you feel that this personal injury claim settlement is not enough to cover the cost of your damages, one of the many benefits of having a lawyer is that the lawyer can fight back and negotiate this settlement. Never run the risk of defending yourself in court without the help of a lawyer, and turn to our law firm for dedicated and experienced help.

Schedule your free consultation with McKiggan Hebert Lawyers today.