Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury. Foot in cast.

We fight for victims of all types of accidents.  Motor vehicle, slip and fall, medical malpractice, fatal injuries, occupiers liability.

Fatal Injuries

Presenting any type of claim for the loss of a loved one is something many people don’t consider right away, but the law in Nova Scotia requires law suits for fatal injuries generally to be brought within one year.  Families may still be deeply grieving when the limitation for making a claim runs out.
 
We can advise you about the compensation that may be available to you if you have lost a family member due to an accident. The first consultation is always free and we will tell you if you have potential claims, the nature of those claims and the time limitations for making them.  We take appropriate cases on a contingency basis. That means our fees are paid from any settlement or award, so there is no cost to you up front.
 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are often a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, many people make the mistake, particularly if there has been an injury, of trying to handle the aftermath of the accident by themselves.  There are so many steps that need to be taken right away – contacting the insurers, obtaining medical assistance, attending therapy, arranging for your vehicle to be repaired, providing a police report, etc. Experience has taught us that people who are unfamiliar with the process often say or do things, quite innocently, which have a negative impact on claiming and receiving proper compensation for their losses.
 
When you engage us, we prefer to get involved early. We collect evidence about the accident, and, more importantly, evidence about your injuries, that will be vital to proving your losses.  We advise about claims against the other driver as well as your own insurance.  We present your case to the insurer for you to make sure you receive appropriate compensation.
 
We do all this on a contingency fee – we don’t get paid for the work we do until we resolve the claim.  So you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
 
Remember, insurance coverage is there to protect you. You may have claims for pain and suffering, expenses, loss of income, as well as present and future costs of care.  We present these claims on your behalf so you receive appropriate compensation. Call us, protect yourself.
 

Slip & Fall

People can suffer terrible injuries simply because someone forgot, or neglected, to take reasonable steps to guard against a danger that the injured person could not or would not have expected.  If this has happened to you, you could have a valid claim for compensation.  Many property owners carry insurance to cover claims arising from injuries occurring on their premises.  In fact, most finance companies require property owners to have this type of insurance because they know that people just like you can get hurt and file claims for pain and suffering, cost of care, and other expenses.
 
Call us before speaking to the insurer and we will tell you if you have a potential claim. It’s free and there’s no obligation – appropriate cases are taken on a contingency basis, so you can get help without paying any legal costs before the case is settled.
 

Medical Malpractice

Despite the best intentions of health care professionals, mistakes which can be very costly and have dramatic repercussions, do happen. It is important to understand, though, that not every mistake amounts to negligence.  We will listen to you carefully, and with compassion, and determine if there is basis for a claim.  Usually this determination requires a medical opinion from another health professional.  We have contacts all over North America who can provide us with reliable medical opinions.  If we feel there is a valid claim, we will make arrangements to obtain that outside medical opinion.  We often take appropriate cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay any legal fees unless we secure a successful result.  The first consultation is always free, so please call us and find out if we can help you.

Contact

P902 832 1175

F902 832 1856

1 800 630 2254

lawyers@pressemason.ns.ca

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