Nova Scotia Personal Injury Claims: Are They Different Than Claims in the United States?
In a word, yes.
Lots of people have read about large jury awards for personal injury claims in the United States. Sometimes the American jury awards seem to be out of proportion to the injury.
In Canada, court awards are much lower than awards for similar injuries from courts in the United States. Cases that might be successful in the U.S. are simply not economically feasible to pursue in Canada.
Nova Scotia also has some of the most conservative (lowest) awards in Canada for compensation for personal injury claims. Recent changes to automobile insurance laws in Nova Scotia have made it even more difficult for innocent victims to receive fair compensation. Take a look at Nova Scotia’s New “Minor Injury” Cap (2010 to date).
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