Restrictions & Timing

Helping You Meet The Criteria For A Car Accident Claim

When you are hurt and recovering, you should not have to think about legal technicalities. However, it is a fact that your claim for compensation and any other legal action must meet certain criteria to be successful. Time restrictions, known in law as limitation periods, apply to claims under no-fault insurance and to lawsuits for compensation for your injuries sustained in either Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador and P.E.I. . A lawyer is your best source of information on limitation periods and your best route to making sure your motor vehicle accident claim is done the right way, so you get the compensation you need.

Time Restrictions In Car Accident Lawsuits

Generally, it is a good idea to sue the other driver in an accident within one year of the collision. The legal limitation period, however, for such actions is two years in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador, although it may be extended under certain conditions. Other time limits will apply to Section B no-fault claims under your contract of insurance.

Contacting a lawyer promptly after a car accident is important. Part of our job is to build a strong case for you. Preserving evidence from the scene of the accident, gathering witness statements and consulting with accident reconstruction specialists are all important parts of the work we do. When you contact one of our offices in Atlantic Canada, we can help you assess your legal options. When we become your law firm, we can help you exercise your legal rights for fair compensation.


Since 1994, we have focused our practice exclusively on helping injured people across Atlantic Canada. We have offices in Halifax, New Glasgow, and St. John’s, and we schedule phone intakes and house calls for clients who can’t travel to one of our offices. We seek fair compensation for injured people across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador, and beyond. Backed by our experience and compassion, we consistently provide effective and personal representation to our clients.

Don't fight the battle alone. We work for you on a no-win, no-fee basis: you do not pay until we have secured you compensation. To arrange a free initial consultation about car accident claims, restrictions and timing, contact us online or call us today at 1-888-434-0398.