Monthly Archives: August 2016

What is a Contingency Fee Agreement?

"No Win, No Fee", "We don't get paid unless you do", "No fee unless successful"... these are the words often used by law firms to describe contingency fee agreements. In New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and in North America for that matter, contingency fee agreements are the most common arrangement for hiring a lawyer in a personal injury case. But what does it mean exactly? Basically, the lawyer's legal fees are conditional on success. Most contingency fee agreement state the client will not have to pay legal fees if the lawyer is not successful in obtaining financial compensation for the [...]

The days immediately following a spinal cord injury are tough

A person who suffers from a spinal cord injury is likely going to feel the effects of the injury right away. The initial injury to the spinal cord causes the nerve cells in the area to die or become damaged. That is what causes some of the effects of the spinal cord injury. It isn't, however, the only thing that affects the spinal cord. The hours and days after the initial injury can sometimes lead to a worsening of the effects of the spinal cord injury. This is because of the release of toxic chemicals and the loss of oxygen [...]

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