COVID-19 NOTICE

In accordance with the GNB Health Guidelines, our office is now accessible for prescheduled appointments. We are also taking extra precautions to ensure safe practices such as social distancing, hand washing and thorough sanitation between meetings. Many of our lawyers continue to work remotely and can meet with you via telephone or video conference. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility during this time.

We Know. We Care.

For 25 years, Correia & Collins has provided injury victims in Saint John and throughout New Brunswick with the knowledge, comfort and care they’ve needed, exactly when they needed it.

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Here, For You.

Correia & Collins was established in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1993 by Christopher M. Correia, QC and Timothy M. Collins, P. Eng.

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Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Construction Litigation
Insurance
Commercial General Liability

Chris Correia

“A deep-seated desire to advocate for others is what has guided my life’s work.”

chris@cclawyers.ca506-648-1707

Meet Chris

Chris Correia

“A deep-seated desire to advocate for others is what has guided my life’s work.”

chris@cclawyers.ca506-648-1707

Meet Chris

Tim Collins

“I realized I could use my unique skill set to do valuable work: helping bring justice to those who deserve it.”

tim@cclawyers.ca506-648-1712

Meet Tim

Tim Collins

“I realized I could use my unique skill set to do valuable work: helping bring justice to those who deserve it.”

tim@cclawyers.ca506-648-1712

Meet Tim

Dennis Gonzalez

“Representing my clients and obtaining the best results for them is my focus.”

dennis@cclawyers.ca506-648-1709

Meet Dennis

Dennis Gonzalez

“Representing my clients and obtaining the best results for them is my focus.”

dennis@cclawyers.ca506-648-1709

Meet Dennis

Kendra Correia

“I’ve come to appreciate the significance of having an effective lawyer for representation.”

kendra@cclawyers.ca506-648-1799

Meet Kendra

Kendra Correia

“I’ve come to appreciate the significance of having an effective lawyer for representation.”

kendra@cclawyers.ca506-648-1799

Meet Kendra

Frequently Asked Questions

The legal and insurance process can be overwhelming for injury or accident victims and their loved ones. Our team of experienced lawyers has compiled a list of answers to your most commonly asked questions. We hope you find them helpful.

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Legally Speaking

Our Legally Speaking series offers valuable information on the law in New Brunswick.

Is your seatbelt buckled?

Seat belts are crucial to protecting the safety of you, and other passengers in the event a crash occurs.

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The rules that apply to roads and highways also apply in parking lots

Contrary to popular belief, fault for a parking lot accident does not have an automatic liability split. 

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Look out for the symptoms of a concussion

If you or someone you know has been in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you look out for the symptoms of a concussion

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Legally Speaking

Is your seatbelt buckled?

You probably remember being asked this question when you were a child waiting patiently in the backseat of a car for your next adventure to begin. For most of us, wearing our seat belts is automatic anytime we are in a moving vehicle. If it’s not, it should be.

Seat belts are crucial to protecting the safety of you, and other passengers in the event a crash occurs. So much so, the law has recognized for several years now, that a driver or passenger who is not responsible for a collision but suffers injury, will be held responsible to a certain degree for their own injuries.

New Brunswick’s Insurance Act automatically reduces compensation claims by 25% for people who are injured or die in a motor vehicle accident if they failed to properly wear a seat belt at the time of the collision. The only way to rebut the automatic deduction is by proving the failure to wear a seat belt did not contribute to the bodily injury or death – a feat that is rarely successful.

So, next time you gear up for your next adventure remember to ask yourself “is my seatbelt buckled?”

Correia & Collins represents accident and injury victims. Contact us by phone at 506-648-1700 or online for advice. Your first consultation is free. 

Reference: Insurance Act, RSNB 1973, c I-12.

Legally Speaking

The rules that apply to roads and highways also apply in parking lots

Most have been told the popular myth that fault for an automobile accident in a parking lot is always 50/50. However, contrary to popular belief, fault for a parking lot accident does not have an automatic liability split.

In fact, it is important for drivers to know that the rules of the road apply to parking lots just as they do highways. This is why many parking lots are equipped with traffic controls such as stop signs and lanes – they are not designated free-for-alls.

For example, New Brunswick’s Motor Vehicle Act says that a driver who fails to drive without due care and attention in a parking lot commits an offence.

With that said, parking lots can make fault determination more complicated if their designs do not have marked lanes or signage. The way liability is determined for a parking lot automobile accident will largely depend on how that specific accident occurred. Therefore, when driving through a parking lot always be sure to:

• wear your seat belt;

• drive slowly;

• stick to designated lanes (do not drive through marked parking spots);

• respect stop signs and intersections as you would on a main road;

• be attentive to pedestrians – especially small children; and

• check your surroundings to make sure you can back up slowly before reversing out of parking spot.

Correia & Collins represents accident and injury victims. Contact us by phone at 506-648-1700 or online for advice. Your first consultation is free.

 

Legally Speaking

Look out for the symptoms of a concussion

In the last decade, you’ve probably noticed hearing a lot more about concussions in relation to sports injuries. In our practice, many of the victims we represent have received concussion and/or post-concussion syndrome diagnoses’ following motor vehicle accidents.

Concussions are the result of the brain shifting within the skull. This can be caused from direct impact to the head, or an acceleration-deceleration injury (whiplash). Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness. The recent growth in the amount of research on concussions (medically known as mild traumatic brain injuries) has been crucial to the diagnosis and treatment of concussions.

The impacts of a concussion and length of treatment varies from person-to-person and is known to impact men and women differently. It’s important to recognize the signs of a concussion to ensure you receive early and proper treatment. Symptoms to look out for include:

– headache
– ringing in ears
– nausea/vomiting
– dizziness/vertigo
– fatigue or drowsiness
– blurry vision and/or sensitivity to light
– memory loss, confusion or feeling “brain fog”

More information on concussions can be found here: https://bit.ly/3jxymsq.

If you or someone you know has been in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you look out for the symptoms of a concussion. If you are experiencing symptoms that may signal a concussion, be sure to report it as soon as possible to your physician who is trained to investigate, diagnose, and treat.

Correia & Collins represents accident and injury victims. Contact us by phone at 506-648-1700 or online for advice. Your first consultation is free. 

Client Reviews

“I hired Chris Correia after my accident as he was highly recommended by several people. He worked very hard and long hours on my case....”

Lindsay G.

April, 2020

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“Professional and efficient, gets you what you deserve. I would pass on the recommendation.”

Matt O.

May, 2020

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“I was severely injured struggling greatly to communicate with the insurance companies. After contacting Chris, he fully took over allowing...”

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July, 2020

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