Car Accident Claims Videos
John McKiggan has published a new book: Crash Course – The Consumer’s Guide to Car Accident Claims in Nova Scotia. The book is basically a “crash course” in what you need to know about car accident claims in Nova Scotia. Until 2010, Nova Scotia had a law that limits the amount of compensation for “pain and suffering” for anyone who has suffered a minor injury to a maximum of $2,500.00. This was recently increased to $7,500.00. How do you know if the “minor injury” legislation applies to your claim? If you have been in a car accident in Nova Scotia what does the other driver’s insurance cover and what is the responsibility of your insurance company?
Find out the answers to these questions, and what you need to prove in order to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, by reading Crash Course – The Consumer’s Guide to Car Accident Claims in Nova Scotia.
Whose insurance company do I deal with for my medical expenses?
If you were injured in a Halifax, Nova Scotia car accident, this video explains how you can work with your insurance company to receive payment for medical expenses
Tip #1: Remember the “Golden Rule” of Personal Injury Claims
What’s the most important thing you need to remember if you intend to file a personal injury claim? Watch this video and learn the Golden Rule of personal injury claims.
Tip #6 Record Lost Earnings
Keep an accurate record of all lost earnings due to your accident- this can include turning down overtime or part-time work as well.
Tip #7 Keep a Record of Expenses
Keep a record of all expenses related to your accident. This includes obvious expenses like from the hospital, but also less obvious ones like paying someone to drive you to appointments or shovel your sidewalk because you’re injured. We also recommend paying by check if possible.
Tip #8 Keep a Record of your Symptoms
Keep a daily or weekly record of your progress and symptons. We’ve found calendars (like the one in your kitchen) particularly useful for this. This is helpful if you’re asked ‘how did the injuries impact your life’?
Tip #10 Don’t Talk About your Claim
Insurance agencies are always trying to find information to use against you in court. Anything you say to family, friends, or coworkers could be used against you in court. And don’t forget about social media!
Other Helpful Videos
This is a 3D computerized animation of a bus-truck accident. The use of computer generated accident reconstruction videos is still in its early stages in Canada. However, computer animations can be an effective tool in communicating with a jury.
Truck-Bicycle Accident Reconstruction:
This is a detailed computerized animation showing an accident between a truck and a child on a bicycle.
Car-Pickup Truck Accident Reconstruction:
This is a computer animation reconstructing a collision between a car and a pickup truck that crossed the centreline while making a turn on a highway. The use of the computer animation effectively communicates the responsibility of the driver of the pickup truck in causing this accident
2007 Crash Test Updates:
This is a video from the auto channel reporting on the results of the Insurance Institute’s crash test results. The video points out that while a vehicle may do well in front impact studies, the same vehicle may have poor results in side impact or rear impact collisions.