What is a Car Accident Claim?
New Brunswick has mandatory automobile insurance, so if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to different types of compensation and benefits under these insurance policies. What compensation is available to you depends on how the motor vehicle accident happened and what losses or injuries result from the accident.
It is sometimes difficult to understand the benefits or compensation available after a motor vehicle accident. Insurance companies will only sometimes provide detailed information on the compensation you may be eligible for. Compensation or benefits may cover:
- medical and other expenses
- loss of income,
- general damages for pain and suffering
- inability to do housework
- and more
Some benefits are available immediately after the accident, and other compensation is available later as a lump sum. Some benefits may be automatically available regardless of who is at fault for the accident. Other compensation may require proof of fault or injury.
Our personal injury law firm has over 35 years of experience, specifically in the area of car accident claims. Our lawyers exclusively practice personal injury law, and we only ever represent the side of the injured party. We have represented thousands of injured individuals in their personal injury claims in Fredericton and throughout New Brunswick, helping them recover the compensation they deserve. Our injury lawyers are also trained in trauma-informed practices to help support you as you navigate the legal system.
Understanding Car Accident Claims
A car accident includes any collision or accident that involves a motor vehicle. This could be a collision between many vehicles, two vehicles, a vehicle and a pedestrian, a vehicle and a bicycle, and more. These collisions usually occur on roadways or parking lots but can happen anywhere. Car accidents can be caused by the fault of one or more drivers. For example, a driver may run a red light or not stop in time behind stationary traffic. Other conditions, including weather, animals, and other hazards, can also cause a car accident.
Car accidents can be devastating and cause injury, loss, and death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is essential to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal rights. Different types of compensation are available to parties injured due to car accidents in New Brunswick. A personal injury lawyer can explain what compensation may apply to you.
There are also often limitation dates for bringing personal injury claims and specific New Brunswick statutes and laws govern the rules around these limitation periods. A personal injury lawyer can advise you of any potential limitation dates and ensure you do not lose your right to bring a claim. The earlier you contact a personal injury lawyer, the better they can help you avoid missing a limitation date.
Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in New Brunswick
Car accident claims can be a complex area of practice and can last for months or even years. It is crucial to choose a personal injury law firm that can support you through the process and get you the compensation you deserve.
It is also essential that the personal injury lawyer you choose has experience in the jurisdiction where the claim will be brought. If you bring a claim in New Brunswick, the lawyer should have experience practicing in New Brunswick, as laws and rules differ between provinces.
You also want a lawyer with experience representing these types of claims before the Courts in New Brunswick. Our experienced litigation lawyers are familiar with the legal rules and can leverage this knowledge strategically during your claim.
At Melanson Law, we have over 35 years of experience bringing car accident claims in New Brunswick. We practice exclusively personal injury law. We know the insurance companies in New Brunswick well, and they know us. We also intimately understand the legal issues that can arise during a car accident claim and how to address them. We appear frequently before the Courts in New Brunswick.
Our Car Accident Legal Services
Melanson Law has extensive experience with car accident claims and have helped many clients secure compensation for their injuries after car accidents. We represent clients for single-vehicle collisions, two-vehicle collisions, and multi-vehicle collisions, and we represent individuals with many different injuries, including:
- broken bones
- head injuries/concussions
- spinal cord injuries
- chronic pain
- anxiety and depression
- mental health/psychological injuries
- soft tissue injuries
- nerve damage
- pelvic injuries
- and more
We also represent the families and loved ones of individuals tragically killed in motor vehicle accidents.
We help clients determine what types of benefits or compensation may be available. For example, some insurance benefits are no-fault and can be accessed right away after a car accident. Other compensation can be secured after the full extent of the injuries and treatment required is known. The personal injury lawyers at Melanson Law will help you determine what types of benefits and compensation may be available and develop a plan for securing that compensation.
Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers
The father-daughter team of Brent and Jessica Melanson runs Melanson Law. Brent has represented clients for car accident claims for over 35 years and Jessica for over 10. All of Melanson Law’s personal injury lawyers in New Brunswick have extensive experience and take a client-centred approach to representing their clients for car accident claims.
We have considerable experience in car accident claims. We know the nuances of the legal system and are intimately familiar with the law on car accident claims. We have resolved many claims and established relationships and a reputation with insurance adjusters and defence counsel. This ensures that your claim is taken seriously by the insurance companies.
A large part of the personal injury lawyer’s role is also to guide the client through the legal process for resolving a claim. Melanson Law takes this role seriously. We clearly explain the steps of the process as they happen, explaining your options, and providing advice. We are in touch regularly to keep clients informed and advise on our strategy for the claim. We aim to get the best compensation for our clients and ensure that the client is well-supported throughout the process.
Personal injury law, at its core, is about helping people. Often, insurance companies will not provide the compensation an individual who has been injured in a car accident is entitled to without a lawyer getting involved to advocate for the claim. At Melanson Law, we care about helping our clients enforce their legal rights. We want to see our clients get the compensation they deserve and work hard to get an excellent result.
Melanson Law offers free consultations over the phone or in person for people who have been injured in a car accident. We can also represent the family or loved ones of those who have suffered a fatal accident. During the free consultation, we can explain the process for personal injury claims and discuss the types of compensation you may be entitled to.
For those located in Fredericton, a meeting can be scheduled at our Fredericton office. Call our office on our toll-free line anytime, and we can schedule an appointment for your free consultation.