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Injury-causing accidents can happen to anyone. Even the most cautious person is susceptible to accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. When the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party causes an accident, unsuspecting people can easily sustain serious injuries as a result.

Preventable accidents are among the leading causes of injuries requiring hospitalization in Cape Breton. Residents of the island frequently sustain injuries in motor vehicle collisions, boating accidents, off-highway vehicle crashes, slip and fall accidents on other people’s properties, and other calamities caused by the negligence of another party or entity. Severe accident-related injuries often require long periods of hospitalization, major lifestyle adjustments, and substantial financial losses.  

Common examples of injuries acquired in traumatic accidents throughout the province 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 accident victims sustain injuries as the result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, they may find themselves incurring expensive costs related to their newly acquired medical conditions, all because of another person’s negligent actions or behaviours. If you find yourself in this situation, our injury lawyers  serving Cape Breton may be able to help you pursue a claim to recover damages. By presenting thorough evidence proving that your injuries were caused by another person or entity’s failure to reasonably fulfil their legal duty of care, our Cape Breton injury lawyers may be able to help you recover damages for financial losses resulting from your injuries. 

Injured accident victims do not need to have a pre-existing relationship to the at-fault party in order to pursue an injury claim against them. Indeed, many complete strangers owe one another a duty of care, oftentimes without even realizing it. 

For example, any motor vehicle operator who drives within the province owes a reasonable duty of care to their fellow road users. That includes other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. If a driver fails to provide this duty of care to other road users by engaging in negligent behaviour behind the wheel, such as impaired, distracted, or reckless driving, they may be considered liable for injuries that occur as a result of their actions. 

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

When a driver’s negligence causes a crash in which other road-users sustain injuries, they may be responsible for financially compensating injured accident victims for damages arising from their injuries. Often, these damages 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

In Cape Breton, it is not just motor vehicle operators who are legally obligated to provide a duty of care to others. As a matter of fact, anyone who owns or occupies a commercial or residential property is required to reasonably ensure the safety of guests visiting their premises. 

In accordance with provincial law, property owners and occupiers must take reasonable actions to regularly maintain their properties and remove or repair dangerous hazards on-site. If the property’s owner, managers, or other person responsible for its upkeep is unable to repair or remove a hazard, they should adequately warn visitors about it. By doing so, they may prevent injurious accidents from occurring. A failure to address maintenance issues on a commercial or residential property could lead an unsuspecting visitor to sustain serious injuries. 

Common maintenance issues that could 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

Accidents can happen anywhere. Members of the local community can sustain severe injuries on roads, on commercial or residential properties, on off-highway trails, and in the waters surrounding the island of Cape Breton if one of their fellow citizens fails to respect the safety and physical well-being of others. Our injury lawyers serving Cape Breton believe that no one should be forced to suffer physical injuries or lose substantial funds because of someone else’s wrongful conduct. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our Cape Breton Injury Lawyers are passionate about helping injured individuals recover the accountability and compensation they deserve.

If someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain injuries, our injury lawyers serving Cape Breton may be able to help you pursue a claim for economic damages. These may include the costs of medical care you have incurred, lost wages because of missed work, reduced future earning capacity as a result of your inability to work, and more. Additionally, if the at-fault party’s negligence caused you to sustain severe, catastrophic, permanent injuries, you may be eligible  to pursue non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. 

To discuss the circumstances of your accident with our injury lawyers serving Cape Breton and see if you are eligible to file a claim, book an initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today. 

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

Recovering from serious injuries can be a life-altering experience, and an expensive one. Our Cape Breton injury lawyers appreciate that most people do not plan to be injured in an accident, and may be struggling to keep up with necessary costs of medical care and other newly acquired expenses arising from their injuries.

In order to best suit the needs of our community, our injury lawyers serving Cape Breton offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. That means you can receive the benefit of professional legal advice at absolutely no cost. During a no-obligation, cost-free first meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss your situation and receive legal advice tailored to the specific details of your case. 

Best of all, Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim to recover damages you have incurred as a result of your injuries, you will not pay a cent unless we win your case.

Book a free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers to learn about legal options that may be available to you. Contact our injury lawyers serving Cape Breton today.