In Antigonish, many injuries requiring hospitalization are the result of traumatic, violent, and– in many cases– preventable accidents. No matter how cautious, safety-minded, or alert a person may be, they could still be injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

As a matter of fact, a large number of injury-causing accidents that occur in Antigonish are the result of a community member’s failure to fulfill the duty of care they owe to someone else. Throughout the province, countless citizens are legally obligated to take preventative measures to safeguard the physical well-being of fellow community members. By engaging in a number of wrongful actions, inactions, errors, or other forms of wrongful conduct, negligent parties may inadvertently cause an accident in which an unsuspecting victim sustains serious, often life-altering injuries. These injuries frequently include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Strains and sprains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Paralysis
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • And more 

When someone’s negligence causes an accident in which another person sustains injuries, the at-fault party may be liable for damages incurred by the injured accident victim because of their wrongful conduct. People who sustained compensable injuries in accidents caused by someone else’s misconduct may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent party to recover accountability and restitution. 

People do not need to have a professional, personal, or otherwise pre-existing relationship with another person in order to be owed a duty of care. In fact, the majority of injury-causing accidents throughout the province are sustained by individuals with no personal connection to the responsible party whatsoever. That is because, in accordance with various provincial legislation, many people have legal responsibilities to one another.

For example, in accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, anyone who drives on the province’s roads and highways is required by law to exercise a reasonable degree of caution behind the wheel and comply with all traffic laws at all times. Traffic laws exist to keep road-users safe from preventable injuries. If a driver violates any number of traffic laws and an accident ensues as a result, their wrongful conduct on the road could profoundly affect the lives of unsuspecting accident victims.

 In Antigonish, common traffic law violations that could cause injurious car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Excessive speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to obey traffic signs/signals
  • Texting while driving
  • And other violations of traffic laws

Motor vehicle collisions can have devastating, permanent repercussions for injured accident survivors. When drivers engage in negligent behaviour, even for the briefest of moments, lives can be lost and debilitating, catastrophic injuries can be sustained. 

If you were hurt in a motor vehicle collision, you may be entitled to financial compensation. By working with our car accident lawyers serving Antigonish, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the negligent driver whose wrongful actions caused the accident in which you sustained compensable injuries. By doing so, our Antigonish accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of damages to which you are owed.

Motor vehicle operators are not the only people in the province who owe a duty of care to other citizens with whom they may not have a previous relationship. In fact, anyone who owns or occupies commercial or residential properties owes a duty of care to the people interacting with their space or visiting their premises. 

Property owners/occupiers are required to routinely inspect and perform regular upkeep of their premises, identifying maintenance issues that could potentially cause injurious accidents, and taking adequate measures to keep those accidents from happening. Failure to remove, repair, or sufficiently warn visitors about hazardous maintenance issues on the premises can lead to injury-causing accidents. In these cases, the property owner/occupier who failed to take appropriate preventative measures may be considered negligent. Therefore, the at-fault property owner/occupier may be responsible for providing financial compensation to the people injured by their negligence.

Common examples of potentially hazardous maintenance issues that, if left unaddressed, could cause unsuspecting visitors to sustain injuries in an accident include:

  • Uncleared ice and snow
  • Spilled liquids
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Poor lighting 
  • Wet floors
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Loose carpeting 
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Broken tiles
  • And more

Because of a complete stranger’s negligence, injured accident survivors could face monumental physical, emotional, and financial challenges. In addition to the injury-related expenses often incurred by accident victims, depending on how their overall quality of life has been impacted by their injuries, accident survivors may find themselves spiralling into financial distress. For students at the local university, sustaining severe injuries may make it impossible for them to complete their studies, resulting in a reduced future earning capacity. Furthermore, when injuries sustained in an accident make it impossible for accident survivors to perform the duties of their job, they may incur substantial losses in the form of lost wages due to missed work. Unable to continue earning their regular wages, injured accident victims may struggle to afford their necessary costs of medical care, as well as their normal monthly expenses. 

Our accident lawyers serving Antigonish are committed to providing crucial legal assistance to injured accident survivors in the local community. Our Antigonish accident lawyers have a history of helping people who were injured in many kinds of traumatic circumstances, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Scooter accidents
  • E-bike accidents
  • And more

Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. By calling our Antigonish accident lawyers today, you will have the opportunity to review the details of your accident, ask important questions, receive the benefit of personalized legal advice, and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, all at no cost. To take advantage of your free initial consultation, contact our accident lawyers serving Antigonish today by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers. 

Free Consultation for Antigonish Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

In addition to providing local community members with a free initial consultation, in order to remove financial barriers to accessing our services, Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win.

To discuss your case with our Antigonish accident lawyers and learn whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive your free initial consultation.

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