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At Wagners we are one of the oldest personal injury boutiques in Nova Scotia. With over 30 years experience, we represent individuals. With over thirty years of experience, our lawyers represent individuals who have been hurt due to the fault of another in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Car Accident Lawyers

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a frightening process. You may not know what to do or where to start. You may also be unsure of your rights and the coverage available to you. At Wagners, we represent individuals in Digby, Nova Scotia, who have suffered all types of injuries, no matter how minor or serious those injuries may seem. Our clients include individuals residing in Sydney, Cape Breton.

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is important to remember to do the following:

  • Determine if you or any individual involved in the accident require medical assistance and if so, call 911.
  • If safe to do so, leave the vehicles where they are and take pictures of the positioning of the vehicles and the damage to the vehicles.
  • If anyone is injured, even if the injury seems minor at the time, call and report the accident to the police. You should also report the accident if the property damage to the vehicles looks like it is over $2,000, you are unsure as to who is at fault, or if there are suspicions as to whether there is a Motor Vehicle Act violation (for example, speeding or failure to yield) or Criminal Code charge (impaired driving or dangerous driving).
  • Obtain the following details from the other driver:
    • Their name, address, year/make/model of the vehicle, license plate number, insurance details
    • The name of the owner of the car and the owner’s address
    • If police are called, make sure you get the name of the investigating officer, the accident report number and contact information of any witnesses
  • Seek medical attention
  • Report the accident to your own insurance company
  • If you are injured, you should call a lawyer. Even injuries that may appear minor can get worse with time and it is important to know the options available to you. Our firm provides free consultations.

Slip and Fall Injuries

In Nova Scotia there is legislation called the Nova Scotia Occupiers’ Liability Act that covers situations where individuals are injured on another person’s property. This Act states that each occupier has a duty to ensure their premises is reasonably safe for use.
An occupier is an owner and/or operator of a property. An occupier is considered to have physical possession or control over the property and there can be more than one occupier of a property. An occupier is considered to be acting unreasonable if he or she has not safeguarded against dangers they knew about or should have known to exist.

Our firm has litigated various types of cases including cases where individuals sustained injuries at the following locations:

  • A grocery store or shopping mall
  • A friend or relatives house
  • An apartment they rent
  • A place of employment
  • A public sidewalk
  • A playground
  • An amusement park

Our office has been representing individuals who have been involved in trip and fall and slip and fall accidents for over 30 years.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice can occur when a medical professional’s services fall below the accepted standard of care. Doctors, Chiropractors, Surgeons, Hospital Workers, and Nurse Practitioners are all expected to be competent when providing care; unfortunately, these specialists on occasion do make mistakes.

Our team of lawyers handle medical negligence cases in Digby, Nova Scotia with compassion and knowledge. These cases often involve complex litigation against the insurers of these medical professionals called the Canadian Medical Protective Associate.

If you think you have suffered injury because of a medical mistake, give our office a call for a free consultation.

Wrongful Death

A fatality lawsuit, or wrongful death lawsuit, can be pursued when someone dies due to the fault or another individual or organization. This can be due to a negligent act or omission and often involves medical professionals. Surviving family members can bring a claim for loss of care, companionship and guidance; out of pocket costs related to the wrongful death (i.e. funeral expenses and travel expenses) and lost wages.

The limitation period for these claims is shorter than most other negligence claims in Nova Scotia. Therefore, it is important to speak with a lawyer if you believe you may have a wrongful death lawsuit to ensure you know your options. Wagners has worked with families who have lost family members for over 30 years. Feel free to give our office a call if you have any questions related to the loss of a loved one.

Birth Injuries

Most babies in Canada are born without incident. However, there is always a chance a newborn may suffer from birth trauma. The long-term consequences of birth trauma can include permanent cognitive deficits, which may mean significant medical care costs. Our firm represents victims of birth trauma in Digby and across Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces. We have been voted by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as a Top 10 Personal Injury Boutique in Canada.

If your newborn has suffered injuries because of a medical error, please give our office a call for a free consultation.

Initial Consultations Are Free Of Charge

You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form. There are no obligations to retain us if you do call our office and our consultations are free of charge.


I have had the privilege of dealing with Wagners Law Firm for approximately 12 years and have nothing but praise for them. They all are very professional. They always put me at ease when talking to them and answered all my concerns, never too busy to return a phone call and informed me of all decisions. These are probably some of the reasons that they were chosen number 1 for 2019 lawyer of the more
J. Wilson
02:31 14 Aug 19
Thank you and your excellent staff for what you have done for the people of Miramichi and myself.It was a long process, so I congratulate you on your tenacity and willingness to see this through.I have great respect for your staff: Ches, Vic, Richard, Maddy and members of your team. They have been extremely helpful guiding me through this long and tedious process.I highly recommend your law firm to represent physically or mentally injured people for a class-action more
J. Gay
08:28 10 Aug 19
First and best call I made after my car accident. A huge thank you to Lisa, Beth, Nick, and the rest of the Wagners team! All were very kind, understanding, and kept me well more
Stephanie Brown
11:45 24 Jul 19
I can’t Thank Wagners Law firm enough for all they did for me there kindness and devotion is above more then I could have ever imagined they got me what I deserved I would recommend Wagners to anyone Thanks so much Lisa and associatesread more
Steven Smith
08:27 25 May 19
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16

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