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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.

Yes – your first consultation is free.

Your first consultation is free. If you hire us, we will be paid a percentage of your settlement. You pay nothing out of pocket.

Yes. As long as you are located in New Brunswick. We will gladly meet at or near your residence, and at no additional cost to you. If a lawsuit is filed, it will be done in the Court office closest to your place of residence.

An experienced Personal Injury lawyer will ensure that you are fairly compensated.

We have the skill and knowledge to assess the value of your case and to ensure you receive it- whether by negotiation or in court.

An experienced Personal Injury lawyer will ensure that you are fairly compensated.

We have the skill and knowledge to assess the value of your case and to ensure you receive it- whether by negotiation or in court.

Correia & Collins handles all types of vehicle accidents, including ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles or farm equipment.

We also handle cases involving:

  • occupiers’ liability (slip and fall, other injuries suffered on another’s property)
  • product liability (ex: defective products)
  • long-term disability claims
  • fire claims

The only Workers’ Compensation claims we handle are injuries resulting from a work-related motor vehicle accident.

While our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience, the reality is more than 90% of cases settle out of court. Only after evaluating your case and attempting to negotiate a fair settlement will we consider the option of taking your case to court.

This will depend on whether or not you recover fully. If you don’t, your case will be closed once you reach maximum recovery, which could take up to two years. We recommend you contact us so we can provide an informed response based on your specific circumstances.

Yes. The benefits available to you are the same as those available to the driver and owner of the vehicle you were in. Our lawyers will help you access those benefits.

Yes. You will be covered by either an insurance policy or by the Government of New Brunswick Fund. The same applies even in cases where the at-fault driver cannot be identified.

Yes. However, Correia & Collins can usually recover that money to restore your private benefits.

The answer depends on your injury/disability.

The New Brunswick cap ($7,500 + inflation) applies to pain and suffering awards for “minor injuries” (soft tissue injuries and a few others).

It does not apply to:

  1. fractures, concussions and whiplash that causes nerve damage;
  2. injuries that cause permanent disability; or
  3. other parts of your claim, such as financial loss (income etc).

We recommend you contact a lawyer at Correia & Collins to get clarification on whether the cap will apply to your injury/disability