No one expects to be injured in a traumatic accident. In Campbellton, accidents that lead to injuries requiring hospitalization often take place during the most normal of circumstances. If another party behaves in a wrongful or negligent manner, everyday tasks like crossing the street, descending a flight of stairs, or walking down a grocery store aisle can culminate in an injurious– or fatal– accident.
When the negligence of others causes accident victims to sustain injuries, depending on their severity and the ways in which they impact an injured person’s overall quality of life, the process of recovery can be long, difficult, and expensive. Indeed, injured accident victims often sustain a host of damages and substantial financial losses. These may be related to:
- Medical care
- Attendant care, live-in support
- Mobility aids
- Assistive medical equipment
- Prescription medications
- Lifestyle adjustments
- Home modifications to accommodate accessibility needs
- Ambulance services
- Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
- Psychological counselling
- Psychiatric treatment
- Housekeeping services
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Reduced future earning capability
- And possibly more
Accidents that culminate in catastrophic injuries can have an even greater, more profound effect on injured accident victims. If an accident victim has sustained permanent, life-altering injuries that prevent them from participating in the same activities they enjoyed before their accident, they may be eligible to recover non-economic damages from the at-fault party whose negligence caused their accident to occur in the first place.
Although it is impossible to put a price tag on non-economic damages sustained by severely injured accident survivors, oftentimes these damages have an even deeper impact on an accident victim’s life. If someone else’s negligence causes an accident, a catastrophically injured accident victim could lose their mobility, their senses, their abilities to live independently, and their financial security. Catastrophically injured accident victims face enormous physical, emotional, and psychological challenges, all because of another person’s failure to take their safety into consideration. Therefore, they may be entitled to non-economic damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And possible more
If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision or other kind of traumatic accident, our car accident lawyers serving Campbellton may be able to help you recover compensation from the negligent party whose wrongful actions caused your accident to occur. That is because, in accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, all drivers on the roads and highways are required to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and exercise a reasonable degree of caution behind the wheel. A failure to fulfill this duty of care could be considered negligence.
All motor vehicle operators in the province owe a duty of care to other drivers, vehicle occupants, motorcycle riders, cyclists, pedestrians, and other road-users. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to uphold their duties of care by indulging in illegal conduct on the road. If a driver violates a traffic law and a collision occurs because of their wrongful conduct, that driver may be considered negligent. By violating local traffic laws, motor vehicle operators put the lives of unsuspecting road-users at risk. As such, if their wrongful conduct leads to an injury-causing accident, these at-fault drivers may be responsible for providing their injured victims with financial compensation for the injuries they sustained.
Some common violations of traffic laws that frequently lead to serious collisions 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 more
Motor vehicle operators are not the only people responsible for taking reasonable precautions to protect the safety of others. The owners and/or occupiers of commercial and/or residential properties are required to routinely inspect and maintain their premises. They have a duty to care for the people visiting the property, and an obligation to reasonably ensure their safety by performing regular on-site maintenance.
If a property owner/occupier neglects to address potentially hazardous on-site maintenance issues, serious slip and fall accidents could occur. Slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of injuries requiring hospitalization, and often are the result of neglected maintenance issues.
No one expects commonplace, unaddressed maintenance issues to lead to injury-causing accidents. However, if property owners/occupiers fail to take adequate steps to repair them, remove them from the premises, or warn their visitors about them, unsuspecting accident victims could be seriously injured. Oftentimes, injurious slip and fall accidents on other people’s properties are caused by:
- Uncleared ice and snow
- Spilled liquids
- Broken or missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose carpeting
- Cracked sidewalks
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- And more
Just as no one can anticipate being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, few people can truly anticipate just how high the cost of sustaining injuries can be. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should struggle underneath the weight of their injury-related expenses incurred because of someone else’s wrongful conduct.
Therefore, if you were injured in an accident, our accident lawyers serving Campbellton may be able to help. Our Campbellton accident lawyers have a history of providing crucial legal assistance to the injured victims of many different traumatic circumstances, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Scooter accidents
- E-bike accidents
- And more
To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, call our accident lawyers serving Campbellton and schedule a free initial consultation.
Free Consultation for Campbellton Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
Our Campbellton accident lawyers understand all too well how expensive recovering from traumatic injuries can be. Our accident lawyers serving Campbellton aim to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services by providing all prospective clients with a free initial consultation.
Furthermore, Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means that if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim, you will not be required to pay our Campbellton accident lawyers unless we win your case.
To review the circumstances of your accident with our Campbellton accident lawyers and learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim to recover damages you have incurred as a result of the injuries you sustained in an accident, book your free initial consultation today by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers.