The lush, scenic landscapes in and around the region of Chéticamp offer nature enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to explore one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Between the coastal fishing waters, bicycle trails, hiking paths through the national park, rural roads, and wildlife viewing locations, the community of Chéticamp offers residents and visitors to the region a myriad of options for excitement, recreation, and relaxation.

Unfortunately, while engaging in any kind of potentially dangerous activity, injury-causing accidents can happen. In fact, even performing the most mundane activities like visiting a store, driving home after a long day’s work, or walking through an icy parking lot can lead to traumatic calamities with far-reaching implications for injured accident victims.

Even the most cautious, overly prepared people can be injured in accidents caused by negligent parties or entities. In Chéticamp, a great deal of injuries requiring hospitalization are the result of someone else’s failure to exercise a reasonable degree of caution. Oftentimes, these severe injuries are sustained in:

  • 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

As citizens, neighbours, and members of a community, we often owe one another a duty of care. People do not need to have a professional, personal, or otherwise pre-existing relationship with someone in order to have a legal requirement to reasonably ensure their physical safety. In fact, many people throughout the province are required by law to exercise reasonable caution and behave in accordance with various pieces of provincial legislation in order to reduce the risk of someone else being hurt. If a person owes someone else a duty of care but fails to fulfill that duty and an injury-causing accident ensues, the at-fault party may be considered negligent, even if they had never encountered the injured accident victim beforehand. 

For example, property owners and/or occupiers are required to routinely inspect their premises and perform regular maintenance work. They are required to do so in order to identify and address potentially hazardous maintenance issues that might cause a visitor to sustain injuries in an accident. If a property owner/occupier fails to repair, remove, or adequately warn visitors about hazards that could cause injurious accidents on-site, they may be liable for damages incurred by the injured victims of accidents caused by the property owner/occupier’s 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

Property owners/occupiers 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, one of the most prominent examples of people who owe duties of care to strangers across the province are the operators of motor vehicles. 

In accordance with the 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 Chéticamp, 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. Our car accident lawyers serving Chéticamp may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the negligent driver whose wrongful actions caused the accident in which you sustained compensable injuries. By doing so, our Chéticamp accident lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred as a result of your collision, as well as damages you might incur in the future. 

When people fail to consider the possible consequences of their wrongful actions, the lives of unsuspecting accident victims can be changed forever. Accident victims who have sustained injuries because of someone else’s negligence could require hospitalization, surgeries, lengthy periods of physical rehabilitation, medical equipment, prescription drugs, lifestyle adjustments to accommodate disabilities, and other costly expenses. 

By working with our Chéticamp accident lawyers, community members who have been injured in any number of traumatic accidents caused by the negligence of another party or entity may be able to find the accountability, restitution, and financial compensation they are seeking. To review the circumstances of your accident with our accident lawyers serving Chéticamp, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, the initial consultation is always free. Our Chéticamp accident lawyers strive to remove financial barriers to accessing the crucial legal services we provide to injured members of the local community. That is why our accident lawyers serving Chéticamp do not get paid unless we win. 

Our Chéticamp accident 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 for our services unless we win your case. Learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance by taking advantage of your free initial consultation with our accident lawyers serving Chéticamp.

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