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Wagners is an established personal injury law firm that focuses on the rights of those who have been injured in Sydney, Cape Breton and throughout Nova Scotia. With over thirty years of experience, our lawyers advocate for those individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, and other negligence cases.

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Car Accident Lawyers 

Under the Motor Vehicle Act of Nova Scotia, motorists are required by law to drive responsibly and with consideration for others using the roadway. Failing to do so, can lead to accidents that cause serious injuries to another. When someone causes injury in a motor vehicle accident, the injured victim has a right to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other losses suffered.

Our team of lawyers represent people who have suffered catastrophic and/or non-catastrophic injuries from vehicle accidents including accidents involving cars, boats, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, and ATVs (All Terrain Vhicles) in Sydney, Cape Breton.

Our lawyers have successfully handled cases involving:

  • 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

Slip and Fall Injuries

A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can also result in significant injuries. The Occupiers Liability Act in Nova Scotia lays out what a property owner, or occupier, is required to do to ensure their property is safe. A fall down an uneven set of stairs, for example, can result in injuries. Often times, but not always, these injuries involve orthopedic breaks and result in a period of hospitalization. You are entitled to bring a personal injury claim if the accident occurred due to negligence of the individual who owned the property or occupier who is responsible for maintaining the premises.

Examples of claims that our firm has successfully brought forward have included people who have been injured due to:

  • A fall on spilled water;
  • A fall down stairs that are not up to the Building Code;
  • A slip in an icy parking lot;
  • A deck collapse; and
  • A slip on a wet mat

Legal claims can also occur when a negligent act or omission by an individual or a company causes an hazardous environment or condition that leads to a slip-and-fall type case. An experienced lawyer who brings claims under the Occupiers’ Liability Act at Wagners can advise you about your rights.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals are understandably held to high standards when caring for their patients. They must ensure a patient is safe while under their care. Medical professionals include Doctors, Dentists, Specialists, and Nurses. A physician, nurse or other medical professional who acts in a negligent manner can jeopardize the health and safety of a patient and cause life-altering injuries.

Wagners’ medical malpractice lawyers represent victims of medical negligence in Sydney, Cape Breton. This area of practice includes representing patients who have suffered a wide range of serious medical injuries or death. Our lawyers advocate for clients regardless of the complexity of the case. We understand the seriousness of being harmed through medical malpractice and the challenges associated with bringing claims against the body that insures medical professionals, the CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Associate). Our lawyers will fight to hold doctors and hospitals accountable to the highest standards of care and to pursue your claim with skill, experience and compassion.

Wrongful Death

A fatality, resulting from medical negligence or misconduct, can be considered a wrongful death. Wrongful deaths can occur to patients where proper treatment or care was not provided by medical professionals. Survivors or the Estate of the deceased may bring forward a wrongful death lawsuit and be awarded damages for the beneficiaries of the deceased. Wrongful death cases seek compensation for survivors’ loss of companionship, expenses associated with the wrongful death, such as funeral expenses. Those entitled to bring a claim includes the deceased’s parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren.

A wrongful death claim is undeniably overwhelming. Our team of lawyers have experience working with families who have lost loved ones and advance these claims with compassion and care for the family members’ needs. Our law firm is known for providing clients with quality, straightforward and compassionate legal representation in for clients in Sydney and beyond. Liability Act at Wagners can advise you about your rights.

Birth Injuries

The health of your newborn can greatly depend on the care he or she is given during the birthing process and the immediate aftercare.

Childbirth for most parents and guardians is a tremendously positive experience. For some parents, childbirth may not go as planned for several reasons. One reason may be due to a negligent act of a medical professional caring for the mother and baby. At Wagners, we focus on serious injury birth trauma cases. We have broad experience in handling birth injuries and birth related trauma, and we will pursue your case with skill, knowledge, experience and compassion.

We at Wagners represent families in a broad range of serious injury cases. You can be confident our team of trial lawyers have the experience required for complex birth trauma cases. Our resources are extensive and include a team of medical professions who provide the necessary opinions to prove negligence in these complicated lawsuits.

Initial Consultations Are Free Of Charge

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, please contact Wagners to discuss your case. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.


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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