People who have survived traumatic accidents often face extraordinary challenges. In Antigonish, injured survivors of car accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall accidents on other people’s property, and other dangerous situations may endure physical difficulties, emotional anguish, and financial hardships. 

Preszler Injury Lawyers have a history of working on behalf of injured residents of Antigonish, pursuing accountability and financial restitution for damages incurred as a result of injuries sustained in a variety of traumatic circumstances. These often include:

  • 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

In situations where these injury-causing accidents were the result of someone else’s negligence, injured accident victims may be able to recover financial compensation from the at-fault party whose wrongful conduct caused the accident to occur. Our injury lawyers serving Antigonish endeavour to help injured community members recover the maximum amount of damages available to them by proving that their injuries were the result of someone else’s wrongful conduct or negligence. 

To do so, our injury lawyers serving Antigonish may be able to help compile and present various forms of evidence, including medical records, physician statements, eyewitness testimonies, police reports, security footage, and more. By presenting a thorough collection of evidence in a civil claim, we may be able to prove that the at-fault party owed a duty of care to our client which they failed to fulfill, resulting in serious injuries. 

Injuries sustained in traumatic accidents often require lengthy periods of hospitalization, surgeries and other medical treatments, lifestyle adjustments, and other expensive costs of necessary care. Injuries that are frequently sustained in local accidents 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 

There is a common misconception that, in order for a person to owe someone else a duty of care, they must have a pre-existing relationship. However, if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, regardless of whether you personally knew the at-fault party beforehand, you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages you incurred.

That is because many people throughout the province owe each other a duty of care, perhaps without even realizing it. In fact, everyone who operates a motor vehicle in the province owes a duty of care to the other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and other road users with whom they come into contact. If a driver fails to uphold this duty of care by violating traffic laws, they may be responsible for costs related to any injuries caused by their negligent behaviour. 

Common examples of traffic law violations that may constitute driver negligence include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Speeding excessively
  • Driving recklessly
  • Distracted driving
  • Ignoring traffic signals/signs
  • And more

Similarly, property owners/occupiers owe a duty of care to their visitors, and have a legal obligation to reasonably ensure the safety of other people on their premises. That means, the property’s owner/occupier must regularly inspect the premises and address unsafe maintenance issues on-site. If the owner/occupier fails to address potentially dangerous maintenance issues on their property, they have failed to fulfill their duty of care. Some examples of hazardous maintenance issues that often lead to serious, injury-causing accidents on someone else’s property 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

By failing to consider the consequences of their wrongful actions, negligent members of the community put other people at risk of sustaining serious injuries. Actions have consequences, and the injured victims of someone else’s negligence often find themselves coping with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences for years following their accident. Injured accident victims often incur substantial financial losses as a result of the injuries they have sustained.

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. With the assistance of our injury lawyers serving Antigonish, you may be able to recover damages that you have incurred or will incur in the future because of your accident with a negligent party. These damages often include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Mobility aids, assistive medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Home modifications to accommodate newly acquired disabilities 
  • Ambulance services
  • Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
  • Housekeeping services
  • Psychological counselling 
  • And possibly more

To learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault party whose negligence caused your accident, book a free initial consultation with our Antigonish injury lawyers today by contacting Preszler Injury Lawyers.

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

In a flash, a traumatic accident can change the course of a person’s life. Nobody plans to be seriously injured, and few people know which steps to take after sustaining serious injuries to ensure they receive the compensation they are rightfully owed. Our injury lawyers serving Antigonish know you must have questions. That is why Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients in the region. 

If you have been injured in an accident but you are not sure whether you may be entitled to compensation, take advantage of your free initial consultation with our Antigonish injury lawyers and receive the benefit of personalized legal advice at no cost. 

Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim, you will not pay anything for our legal services unless we win your case. Our injury lawyers serving Antigonish invest in the clients we represent, and fight on their behalf to help them recover the compensation they deserve. 

To discuss your case and learn more about how our Antigonish injury lawyers may be able to assist you, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.