What Should Victims Know About Statutes of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases?
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by John McKiggan
1M ago
What Are Statutes of Limitations? If you are injured in or near the Halifax area, now or in the future, because someone else was negligent, what is your deadline for taking legal action – that is, the deadline for filing a personal injury claim – and when should you speak with a Halifax personal injury lawyer? In both criminal and civil law, statutes of limitations are laws that establish a time limit for legal proceedings to begin. In criminal cases, a statute of limitation prevents a prosecution for a criminal offense that was committed more than a certain number of years ago. For example, i ..read more
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Legal Considerations for Motorcycle Passenger Injuries in Halifax
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by admin
4M ago
Have You Been Injured as a Passenger on a Motorcycle? Motorcycle passengers who are injured in accidents have rights. If you have been injured as a motorcycle passenger, or if you’re injured as a motorcycle passenger in the future, as soon as possible after seeking emergency medical treatment, arrange to speak with a Halifax motorcycle accident lawyer. Nova Scotia law defines motorcycles as motor vehicles, so the law treats motorcycles the same way it treats cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Also under the law, the injured victim of someone else’s negligence is entitled to recover compensation ..read more
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Are There Special Rules for Motorcycle Injury Claims?
McKiggan Hebert Blog
by admin
6M ago
Have You Been Injured by a Negligent Driver While Motorcycling? Motorcycling is a great way to take in Nova Scotia’s beautiful natural landscapes. However, accidents can leave motorcyclists with severe injuries, and if you’re injured because another driver was negligent, you’ll need to discuss your rights at once with a Halifax motorcycle accident lawyer. If you are injured while motorcycling because another motorist was negligent, you are entitled by law to be compensated for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, along with your medical costs, lost earnings, and other damages. Howev ..read more
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Your Baby Has Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). Could the Doctors Have Prevented It?
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by admin
7M ago
What is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)? When a newborn’s brain has not received enough oxygen or blood, the child may suffer from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). If your child has been injured by HIE, the cause may have been preventable and your child may be a victim of medical malpractice. You should consult a Halifax birth injury lawyer immediately to investigate and get answers. The brain receives the oxygen it needs from the blood flowing into the brain. Sometimes blood flow to the brain may be reduced, a medical condition called ischemia. The restriction of the blood flow re ..read more
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Can You Sue for Emotional Distress After a Bicycle Accident? Understanding Non-Physical Damages
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by admin
9M ago
Have You Been Injured on a Bicycle? Personal injury cases arising from bicycling accidents are usually based on the physical injuries that the bicyclist sustains. A Halifax bicycle accident lawyer will handle your case if a reckless or negligent driver injures you physically in a bicycle accident in Nova Scotia. Some traffic accidents, including serious bicycle accidents, cause emotional injuries as well as physical injuries. Can a bicyclist be compensated for emotional injuries that may arise as the result of a bicycle accident? How are emotional injuries addressed by Nova Scotia law? Have Yo ..read more
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Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice if You Signed a Consent Form?
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by admin
11M ago
What Does a Doctor’s Consent Form Do? Every medical treatment involves risk, and doctors are required to explain the potential risks to their patients. If you’re injured while under a doctor’s care, it may or may not be medical malpractice, but you should discuss your rights with a Halifax medical malpractice lawyer. The purpose of signing a consent form is to provide evidence that a doctor has properly explained the risks and benefits of a medical procedure to their patient in order to protect the doctor from allegations that the patient wasn’t told about certain risks. So if you are injured ..read more
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How is Fault Determined in Bicycle-Car Accidents?
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by admin
1y ago
Have You Been Injured While Bicycling? Bicycling is great recreation and inexpensive transportation, which is why McKiggan hebert is a proud supporter of the Halifax Cycling Coalition. But if you are injured by a reckless or negligent driver while you are bicycling in or near the Halifax area, you’ll need to ask a Halifax bicycle accident lawyer to fight for the compensation and justice you need and deserve. How is fault determined in bicycle-automobile accidents? What measures should you take if you’re bicycling and a reckless or negligent motorist injures you? Will you qualify to recover com ..read more
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How is Fault Determined in Trucking Accidents?
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by admin
1y ago
What Should You Know About Truck Accidents? Almost two thousand Canadians die every year, and thousands more are seriously injured, in accidents involving large trucks. If you’re injured in a truck collision, promptly schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights with a Halifax truck accident lawyer. How is the fault for a truck accident determined? Which parties may be held liable? If you’re injured in a truck crash, what are your rights? Can you be compensated for your medical costs? When should you consult with a Nova Scotia truck accident lawyer? For the answers that you and your lov ..read more
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Nova Scotia/Ipswitch Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
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by admin
1y ago
McKiggan Hebert Lawyers is considering a class action lawsuit against the Province of Nova Scotia and Ipswitch Inc., the company behind MoveIt, a file transfer software used by the Province to transfer personal data, in the wake of a data breach that exposed the personal information of 100,000 Nova Scotia public service employees to hackers. The Data Breach: Recently hackers gained unauthorized access to sensitive data that the Province had collected from 100,000 civil servants, including names, addresses, social insurance numbers, and other confidential information. The breach has exposed the ..read more
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Did a Medical Mistake Cause Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy?
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by admin
1y ago
If Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy Has your child been diagnosed with cerebral palsy? If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice, your family has the right to recover compensation, but compensation isn’t awarded automatically. In order to learn more about your child’s legal rights and how to receive compensation, you should get the advice of a Halifax medical malpractice lawyer. What is cerebral palsy, and how can cerebral palsy be caused by medical malpractice? If your child has cerebral palsy, what are your family’s rights, and what steps should you take? When should you ..read more
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