If you live or work in Bathurst and have been injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. 

In Bathurst, motor vehicle collisions are among the leading causes of serious injuries requiring hospitalizations. Accidents involving cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles, and other modes of transportation can be fatal. They can also result in life-changing injuries that could impact the rest of an accident victim’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones.

However, accidents on other people’s commercial or residential properties, slip and fall accidents, boating accidents, and other preventable, traumatic incidents caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party can also have significant effects on the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of an injured accident survivor. Injured Bathurst residents may feel the impact of their accident for months, years, and even in perpetuity. 

These types of accidents are frequently the result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence occurs when a person or entity fails to uphold the duty of care they are responsible for providing to someone else and an injury-causing accident ensues as a result. Injured accident victims do not need to have a pre-existing relationship with the at-fault party in order to be owed a duty of care. As a matter of fact, many strangers in the province owe one another a duty of care and are legally required to take reasonable measures to protect the safety of their fellow community members. 

For example, property owners and occupiers throughout the province owe a duty of care to the people who visit their premises. According to provincial legislation, the owners and occupiers of either commercial or residential properties must regularly inspect and routinely maintain their premises so as to reduce the risk of on-site injuries. As such, they are responsible for addressing on-site maintenance issues that could lead to accidental injuries in a thorough, timely manner. 

Failure to adequately repair, remove, or warn visitors about dangerous on-site issues could result in serious, injurious accidents. When accidents happen as the result of neglected maintenance issues, the people responsible for ensuring the safety of guests on the premises may be considered negligent. 

Some examples of on-site hazards issues that often lead to traumatic, injury-causing accidents on someone else’s premises 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

Property owners and occupiers are not the only people who owe a duty of care to other people in the province. As a matter of fact, anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the province’s roads must do so with a reasonable degree of caution in order to reduce the risks of injurious accidents. Violations of local traffic law  could put other drivers, passengers, motorcycle riders, cyclists, pedestrians, and other community members in harm’s way. If a driver violates the rules of the road and a collision ensues as a result, the driver responsible for causing the accident could be considered negligent. 

Common examples of driver negligence that often lead to serious collisions 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

The injuries commonly sustained by the victims of traumatic accidents often range in severity from moderate to catastrophic. Injuries resulting from accidents caused by another party’s negligence often include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Fractured ribs
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis 
  • Traumatic amputations
  • And more

Depending on the severity of the accident and the injuries sustained as a result, Bathurst residents may experience loss of mobility, loss of independence, loss of work, and loss of income. Recovering from injuries can be a drawn-out and costly process. Expenses related to medical care, adjusted costs of living, and other unexpected charges can add up quickly. And, if newly acquired medical conditions sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence prevent the injured party from performing the duties of their jobs, financial uncertainty compounded with these financial losses can lead to debilitating mental health issues, like anxiety and depression. 

After sustaining serious injuries in an accident, many people are unaware of what steps to take next, or what options for financial recovery may be available to them. In these situations,  assistance and advice from our injury lawyers serving Bathurst may be crucial. We have a history of working with Bathurst residents injured in a range of accidents caused by the negligence of other parties, and may be able to provide important feedback about your situation in a free, initial consultation.

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

The initial consultation with our injury lawyers serving Bathurst is always free. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we do our best to remove all financial barriers to our services. Our Bathurst injury lawyers appreciate how expensive the costs of recovery can be. Seriously injured Bathurst residents often find themselves in precarious financial circumstances. However, we believe that, regardless of their situation, prospective clients who are eligible to pursue a civil claim should have the opportunity to seek the justice they are owed. 

That is why our injury lawyers serving Bathurst do not get paid unless our clients win. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we invest in the people we represent and work on their behalf on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue legal action against the at-fault party responsible for causing your injuries, you will not be required to pay us any fees out of pocket. In fact, if we believe you are entitled to pursue financial compensation in a civil claim, you will not be required to pay any fees to us at all until we reach a successful resolution to your case. 

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