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Car Accident Lawyers in Halifax

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Car and Vehicle accident lawyers in Halifax

Car accidents happen too often and the effects can be devastating. Injuries can impact not only your ability to work but also your daily life and relationships. All motorists are expected to drive responsibly and to share the road safely with others. Failing to drive responsibly can lead to negligence that causes a serious accident. When someone causes injury in an accident, the injured victim has a right to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.

Our lawyers and paralegals are knowledgeable and will work diligently with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Our car accident lawyers in Halifax are available to provide support, guidance and advocacy.

The consequences of an accident can be overwhelming, but you are not on your own. Our team of experienced accident lawyers have the necessary knowledge and skill to help guide you through the entire process. We take pride in serving individuals from our community and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your claim.

Comprehensive Representation for Auto Accident Claims

The lawyers at Wagners represent people who have suffered catastrophic and/or noncatastrophic injuries from automobile accidents, including car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.

Our lawyers have achieved great success handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those resulting from:

  • Speeding or road rage
  • Distracted driving — texting and cellphone use
  • Dangerous road conditions — snow, ice, heavy rain, thick fog, animals and other hazardous conditions
  • Medication use
  • Failure to use proper eye wear
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Inexperienced drivers failing to pay attention

Full Accountability

Our Halifax based accident lawyers will work tirelessly to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Following a car accident, it is important to speak with an accident lawyer as soon as possible to be advised of your rights. By doing so, we are able to work with you to preserve important evidence and craft the best legal strategy for your claim. We will also ensure your claim is compliant with all provincial filing limitations and deadlines. At a time when you should be focused on recovering from your injuries, let us handle the rest. Our lawyers will answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process.

What To Do Following a Car Accident

Immediately following an accident, the health and safety of you and your family will of course be your number one priority. Following that, there are certain steps you should take to preserve your interests:

  • Seek medical attention for your injuries.
  • If possible, record the information of the other motorists, passengers, and any witnesses.
  • Notify the police about the accident.
  • Notify your employer and track any time missed from work due to your injuries.
  • Contact your insurance company to inform them of the accident.
  • Make an appointment to see your family doctor regarding your injuries.
  • Keep records of any expenses incurred as a result of your accident.
  • Keep a daily journal tracking your recovery. Make sure to note any restrictions in your daily life due to your injuries.
  • Contact an experienced accident lawyer who can advise you on how to proceed with your claim.

Recognizing the Challenges Faced

The experienced lawyers at Wagners recognize how overwhelming it can be to deal with painful injuries from a car crash. Not only are injuries difficult to deal with, but so are the lengthy treatments that often accompany your injuries. A motor vehicle accident lawyer in Digby or Halifax will proactively handle you case to achieve favourable results for you. We can answer any questions you have and will make it a priority to keep you updated about your case as it progresses.

Injuries from car accidents can often create financial hardship for victims through lost income, cost of care, loss of earning capacity and other special damages. The prospect of taking on an insurance company can be daunting. We will aggressively pursue your interests and seek the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

When dealing with a large insurance company it can feel as if no one is looking out for your interests. At Wagners, we have spent decades protecting the rights of individuals. Our Halifax based team of lawyers is ready to stand beside you.

Schedule a Free Consultation for Your Case

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should speak with a lawyer. One of our motor vehicle accident lawyers would be happy to speak with you if you have any questions free of charge. Contact us for your free consultation. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.

Motor vehicle accidents can happen in a split second and can change your life forever.
When involved in any accident the most important thing to do first is establish funding for the treatment you need to recover as well as wage indemnity to pay your bills in the interim.

There are certain benefits everyone is entitled to in Nova Scotia when injured in a car accident called Mandatory Accident Benefits. These benefits entitle you to treatment coverage for your injuries as well as a partial wage indemnity. Additionally, if you are not at fault for an accident, you are entitled to bring a third-party claim.

No Fault Mandatory Benefits/Section B of Insurance

MEDICAL

If you are involved in a motorcycle or car accident in Nova Scotia, you are entitled to certain medical and wage benefits through your insurance provider. These benefits include medical benefits for services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, osteopathy, assistive devices and medication; a wage loss component for time missed from employment; and travel expenses. There is coverage for these benefits regardless of who is at fault for the collision and your insurance premiums will not increase if you access these benefits. As of 2018, the maximum amount of coverage everyone is entitled to under this portion of the insurance policy is $50,000.00 or four years of coverage from the date of the accident. Although this sounds like a significant sum of money, accidents involving orthopedic injuries, or extensive dental damage can reach these maximums quite quickly.

WAGE INDEMNITY

One of the most stressful parts to being injured is your inability to work which will impact your ability to pay for rent, food, or other bills. Accident Benefits provides a partial wage indemnity benefit payment if you are placed off work for 7 days in the first 30 days after the collision by a physician. This wage indemnity pays to a maximum of $250 per week and is often paid in conjunction with Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits or a short-term/long-term disability policy. You are entitled to these benefits for the first two years after the accident if you are unable to do the essential duties of your occupation. Two-years post collision, you are only entitled to wage indemnity benefit if you are unable to return to any occupation which you a reasonably suited by education, training, and experience.

Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Policy

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and placed off work, you should contact your short-term/long-term disability insurer as soon as possible to access these benefits. Often your car insurer will not issue wage indemnity benefit until they first can assess how much you will be receiving from a short-term/long-term disability policy. The amount paid by these policies and the terms differ from policy to policy.

Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and placed off work and you are not eligible or do not have short-term/long-term disability you should apply for Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits (EISB) as soon as possible. Often your car insurer will not issue wage indemnity benefit until they first can assess how much you will be receiving from EISB.

EISB provides 55% of your average insurable weekly earnings up to a maximum of $547 per week. These benefits last to a maximum of 15 weeks.

Third Party Action

If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages against the other driver and need the best representation possible to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

The claim against the third-party driver for damages will include compensation for the following losses: medical treatment the Section B of insurance does not cover, General Damages for the pain and suffering you endured, loss of wages not covered by any other source (Such as: Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Unemployment Insurance, Section B Weekly Indemnity, or Sick Benefits), Future Losses you will suffer, Out of Pocket Expenses, and an award for Loss of Valuable Services. The Loss of Valuable Services Award, also known as Loss of Housekeeping Capacity, is an award recognizing that injuries often result in inability to perform housekeeping tasks and other family members, or friends, need to step in and help.

The amount of compensation you will be entitled to will depend on several factors including: the severity of injuries you suffered, your age, the time you missed from work, the impact your injuries have had on your personal life, and the care needs you will require into the future. If you are offered a settlement and not sure if the amount is fair, it is advisable to contact a personal injury lawyer before signing any paperwork accepting the settlement. Once you accept an offer in writing, it is very difficult to go back on accepting the settlement.

Contact Wagners

If you have been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, it is important to speak with a lawyer. One of our motor vehicle accident lawyers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. Contact us for your free consultation

READ OUR REVIEWS

An online search led me to Wagners Law Firm at a point in my life where I needed help. Best decision of my life.  The staff here are second to none. My medical malpractice was made so much easier with the Knowledge and professionalism of Ray Wagner and Kate Boyle. I highly recommend this firm for their dedication and especially for making you feel at ease with the entire process.read more
A. Belliveau
02:23 04 Mar 19
I had originally made an error in judgement re my enquiry.. Mr. Wagner took his valuable time to explain a complex issue to me, as did the office manager. Of all the lawyers I dealt with, these people have been the most honest and upfront. I would truly recommend Ray Wagner for his knowledge and integrity.read more
Maxine Snow
15:09 27 Feb 19
On the recommendation of a friend I hired Wagners law firm to work on a three and a half year,vehicle settlement claim. We were informed that the medical claim section was closed!Wagners team of legal experts had my case reopened within a short period of time.I was amazed at the high degree of excellence this task was carried out.I have no doubt that the justice system of Nova Scotia is being served through the merit and endeavours of the Wagner law firm.read more
Kathleen Carter Steeves
20:20 26 Feb 19
Wagner's is the best Law Firm I have dealt with, Lisa Wagner and her Assistant, Kelly Wasson, could not have treated me better. Their professionalism was impeccable. I was treated with the most kindness and respect. Whenever I had a question I was given an answer within that day. I was always kept up to date on my file and felt very comfortable in the way they took care of me. I wish to extend my utmost appreciation for all they have done and would recommend them to everyone. Thank you again, Lisa and Kellyread more
Bert Rose
19:16 22 Feb 19
I am very grateful to Wagners Law Firm. Wagners lawyers treat me with respect. I’m so very thankful to Wagners. They are kind and respectable people. I could not find a better law firm than Wagners. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer. Knowing Wagners is there to defend me has given me hope and security. Wagners is the best.-A. Christine Littleread more
A. Christine Little
02:09 18 Feb 19
I could not have made a better choice for representation in my personal injury case.The team at Wagners are very thorough, experienced and experts in their field of practice.Throughout the process, I was always kept up to date and they always took the time to explain what was entailed in the process and the timeline for such cases.In particular I would like to thank Loreatha Boehner for her expert counsel and negotiating skills and bringing my case to a successful conclusion.read more
L. Michalik
15:29 05 Feb 19
5 years ago Ray was recommended to me. I contacted him and he took my medical malpractice case on. Although I was in Cape Breton, Ray met with me on several occasions. He was very professional and the staff took care of me in an excellent way throughout the entire process.When you get hurt in a catastrophic way like I did, taking on legal action is very scary. The process of medical malpractice litigation can be very draining and disturbing to a person. The legal process was very unknown to me. I believe there should be more people like Ray, Kate and Krizia. They went above and beyond. Ray has a great sense of responsibility to his clients.I only saw parts of the legal process but I know they make it a lot easier for people. I am overwhelmed by the kindness and patience of Ray and his entire team.read more
Wayne Rennie
01:10 30 Jan 19
I can give your firm a 5 for satisfaction. I was very pleased in all communication and your professionalism getting to a settlementread more
Victor Blackwood
07:58 15 Jan 19
After my accident I was getting nothing but a run around from my insurance company, that is if I could actually get them to answer an email or return a phone call.  I was getting so frustrated that I would just break down and cry.  My father in-law told me it was time for a lawyer. I don't know why I didn't think of it.  Oh wait I do, my insurance company told me that they would take care of me.  Lie number one, they also told me they wanted to take care of everything as quickly as possible so that my life wouldn't be that disrupted. Lie number 2. I did my homework to find someone who would best represent me.  I contacted Wagner law threw their live chat, thank god for live chat because I was in bed in a lot of pain and found it hard to sit and even talk on a phone. they paired me with a member of their firm right away.  I think my lawyer Lisa Wagner was sent from god himself.  I had a lot of questions and she answered every one of them for me and also advised me on a lot of things I didn't know of.  Its because of her i got into see all the right medical professionals and finally started on the road to recovery.  It was a long hard battle but Lisa helped me threw it all.  She was amazing, caring and I truly felt her compassion for me and what I was going threw.  We only met face to face a few times, due to living in different province's, every time we did it was like sitting with an old friend. I would and do recommend Wagner Law to everyone I hear may need a Lawyer and tell all my friends and family if they ever need a lawyer to contact Wagner's. The most stars I'm able to give them is 5 but i think they deserve a 10. Thank you all for everything you have done to help me and my family.  We truly couldn't have got threw this without you.read more
Joanne R
05:57 15 Jan 19
Wagners walked me through every step and took the time to explain all the legal information to where I could understand. I would have and will recommend again in the future! Thank you for all that you have done and I am finally able to move forward from that chapter of my life!!!read more
Bobby Campbell
02:03 15 Jan 19
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.read more
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
I have dealt with Wagner and Associates over the years and have received great advice,support and results . Their team is very respectful and show they care. You can trust them to take care of you and they always have your best interest in hand. I would definetly recommend them .read more
linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach.Thanksread more
frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!read more
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident.I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.I received a response about pursuing a case the next day.I would highly recommend this firm.read more
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16

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