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Accidents, Personal Injury & Insurance Claims

Have you suffered physical injury or financial loss due to a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall? Maybe you have had your property damaged or suffered injury from other negligence. Derrick Kimball has successfully litigated cases at every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. No matter what your loss or injury, you may be entitled to compensation.


You need independent legal advice! For sound advice, your first call should be to Kimball Law at 1-902-542-5757 for a free, no obligation consultation anywhere in Nova Scotia.


Legal claims are rarely settled quickly unless damages are minimal. Quick settlements are usually not in the client’s best interest. Sometimes cases can be settled out of court to the client’s satisfaction. Other times the matter must be pushed to the courtroom. At Kimball Law, we take a two-track approach so that valuable time and money is not lost in resolving your claim.


In a perfect world, you wouldn’t need a lawyer, but if you have suffered an injury or loss, you need independent legal advice. We have a dedicated team of experienced lawyers and staff and emphasize obtaining results for our clients.


Fees

For motor vehicle accidents, other personal injury claims, fatal injury and insurance claims, we offer a free, no obligation consultation. We have three locations to serve you, and if necessary, we can come to you. Call us today at 1-902-542-5757 to set up your appointment.


In many cases, at your option, a contingency fee arrangement is available. This means there are no legal fees unless your case is resolved successfully and then the legal fees are limited to a fixed percentage.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have a claim?

If you have suffered a physical injury or incurred a financial loss that is the fault of someone else, chances are you have a claim for compensation. Some typical cases are motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls on public or business premises, or you may have your property damaged. Professional services of many kinds can result in financial loss or personal injury. Or perhaps you have a loss and disability insurance or fire insurance will not respond. The simple solution: See a lawyer!


2. Is my claim a “Cap” case?

In Nova Scotia, minor injuries that are the result of a motor vehicle accident are limited under the Insurance Act and Regulations. Do not assume that your injuries are limited by the Cap legislation, even if that is what you are being told. Even if you suffered a sprain, strain or whiplash associated disorder, you may be outside of the Cap.


3. How long will it take?

Legal claims for compensation are rarely settled quickly unless there are minimal damages. A quick settlement is not always in the client’s best interest, especially for personal injuries. Recovery may be slow and suffering permanent. Still, most clients want a time estimate and Kimball Law recognizes this fact. Remember, your adversary will take advantage of every weakness, and time can be on the wrong side.


4. How do I get legal advice?

We provide a no cost initial consultation to discuss your personal injury claim or consider compensation for a financial loss caused by another person, corporation or institution. You can call us or contact us through our website to request an appointment. Our helpful staff will obtain some initial information from you prior to your appointment. We have three locations to serve you and, if necessary, can arrange to meet you at your home or other location.


5. Can I make a settlement?

The whole purpose of advancing a claim for personal injury or financial loss is to obtain compensation. So, if a reasonable and satisfactory settlement is possible, that is the answer. We recommend you obtain legal advice prior to agreeing to any settlement directly with an insurance company. Kimball Law believes in a two-track system in personal injury and financial loss cases. This means that we prepare for courtroom litigation while pursuing all avenues of settlement. This way, no time is lost if the adversary refuses sensible offers.


6. How much will it cost?

It is never easy to determine the ultimate cost of a legal case, but that does not mean your financial obligation cannot be estimated. If we think your claim has legal merit, we will consider a “contingency fee” arrangement. This means there are no legal fees unless your case is successful. Then a percentage of the recovery is paid to the lawyer. Disbursements (actual expenses) are a separate matter and are payable regardless of your success. We discuss any major expenses with you prior to incurring them.


7. What are the risks?

All claims for compensation and litigation carry risks. There are three problem areas. First – out of pocket expense that must be spent to carry the claim. Second – legal fees. Third – costs that can be awarded by the court against an unsuccessful claimant. Kimball Law will review all of these items and let you know where you stand on the financial risks of suing.


8. What should I do if I am in an accident?

  • If there are any injuries, call 911 for an ambulance
  • If traffic will be blocked by the accident vehicles or you believe a crime has been committed, call 911 for the police
  • Stay at the scene of the accident
  • Obtain the other driver’s insurance and contact information
  • Obtain any witnesses’ contact information
  • Report the accident to your insurance company
  • Seek medical attention and follow the doctor’s advice
  • Do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company
  • And most importantly, see a lawyer!

Types of Claims

Serious Injury Cases

At Kimball Law, we understand that all injuries are serious to you. Regardless of the type of injury you have suffered, we have experienced lawyers who can assist you in getting the compensation that you deserve. We have access to a number of medical and other experts to help diagnose and quantify your claim. If you suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s fault, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation at any of our three locations, or we can come to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.

Fatal Injury Cases

Has a loved one suffered fatal injuries at the fault of someone else? This can be a very upsetting and stressful time which is why it is very important to get legal advice as early as possible. The time for starting a claim in court for a fatal injury is less than it is in a regular motor vehicle accident or other type of accident case. There are certain classes of relatives that can bring a claim as a result of a loved one’s fatal injury. Contact us to set up your free, no obligation consultation at any of our three locations.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whether you were in an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle or hit by any type of vehicle, we have experience in dealing with these claims. If your accident occurred in Nova Scotia, the government has limited the amount you can recover if your injury is considered a “minor injury”. Do not assume that your injury is “minor” even if that is what you are being told by the insurance company.


When you are in a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident, there are a number of different types of insurance that you may have access to in order to help you out with expenses, etc. If you have your own insurance, Section B insurance coverage could help you with medical and wage loss. If the other driver does not have insurance, your Section D insurance coverage will respond to a claim. In some cases, clients have difficulty with their own insurance company, and we help them get benefits and compensation they deserve.


If you suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation at any of our three locations, or we can come to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.

Pedestrian Accidents

Whether you were in an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle or hit by any type of vehicle, we have experienced lawyers who deal with these claims. If your accident occurred in Nova Scotia, the government has limited the amount you can recover if your injury is considered a “minor injury”. Do not assume that your injury is “minor” even if that is what you are being told by the insurance company.


When you are in a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident, there are a number of different types of insurance that you may have access to in order to help you out with expenses, etc. If you have your own insurance, Section B insurance coverage could help you with medical and wage loss. If the other driver does not have insurance, your Section D insurance coverage will respond to any claim. In some cases, clients have difficulty with their own insurance company and we help them get the benefits and compensation they deserve.


If you suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation at any of our three locations or we can come to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.

Slip and Fall Injuries

In Nova Scotia, there is a duty on occupiers of premises to ensure that everyone who enters upon them is reasonably safe while on the premises. This applies to owners, occupiers, tenants or other persons or entities that occupy stores, restaurants, housing or other public places.


Whether you slip on ice or water, trip on concrete, fall in a hole or injure yourself in any other unsafe situation, we handle all types of slip and fall cases. If you suffered injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation at any of our three locations, or we can come to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.

Disability Claims

Have you applied and been refused for disability insurance benefits or have your disability insurance benefits been terminated? Most claims are denied or terminated because the insurance company claims that the insured person does not meet the definition of disabled. We understand how upsetting it can be to be injured or suffer from an illness and be denied benefits after you have paid into the disability plan or insurance policy premiums. We also handle Canada Pension Plan benefit denials. If you have been denied benefits by your insurer and are not being treated fairly, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation at one of our three locations to discuss your options.

Canada Pension Plan

Have you applied and been refused for Canada Pension Plan regular or disability benefits? Most claims are denied or terminated because the government claims that the insured person does not meet the definition of disabled. We understand how upsetting it can be to be injured or suffer from an illness and be denied benefits after you have paid into the Canada Pension Plan. If you have been denied Canada Pension Plan benefits and are not being treated fairly, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your options.

Fire and Property Damage Claims

Have you suffered a full or partial loss of your property as a result of a fire? Has your property been damaged as a result of flooding? Is your insurer refusing to compensate you for your loss or treating you unfairly? It is important that your insurance company is put on legal notice about your loss as soon as possible. We handle all types of fire and property damage cases and have even gone to the Supreme Court of Canada for our clients to obtain them the compensation they deserve. If you have experienced any damage to your property, contact us to set up a free, no obligation consultation at one of our three locations to discuss your claim.

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