Accidents in Chéticamp can have life-changing consequences. When people are injured in unexpected, traumatic circumstances, they may have difficulty knowing which steps to take next, and where to turn for accountability. 

This is often true for injured victims of accidents caused by the wrongful actions or negligent behaviours of another person or entity. Accidents in the region are frequently caused by someone else’s negligence, and their consequences are frequently severe, long-lasting, and disruptive to an injured accident victim’s everyday life. 

Nobody expects to be injured in an accident. However, even the most prepared, overly cautious person can be the victim of someone else’s negligence. Accidents in Chéticamp can have deadly outcomes. They can also cause accident victims to sustain a number of injuries, ranging in severity from mild to catastrophic. These injuries often 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 injury-causing accidents are the result of another party’s negligence, the parties who behaved wrongfully may be liable for damages that arise as a result of the accident. This means that, if another party failed to uphold the duty of care they owed you and you were injured as a result, the negligent party or entity may be required to provide you with compensation for costs you have acquired, as well as costs you may incur in the future as a result of your injuries.

This does not mean that you need to have a personal, professional, or otherwise pre-existing relationship with the accident’s instigator in order for them to have owed you a duty of care. In fact, according to various pieces of provincial legislation, many people throughout the region owe a duty of care to many different individuals, including complete strangers.

For example, all motor vehicle operators in the province owe a duty of care to anyone with whom they may share the road, including the occupants of other vehicles, motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 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 and/or occupiers owe a duty of care to their visitors. These individuals have a legal obligation to reasonably ensure the safety of other people on their premises. That means that 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, and therefore, may be liable for damages incurred by injured accident victims.

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

In certain cases, injuries sustained in unintentional accidents could prevent Chéticamp residents from returning to their workplaces or performing the duties of their jobs in the future. In these situations, the at-fault party whose negligent behaviour led to the accident may be required to pay damages related to lost work and reduced future earning capacity.

If you have been seriously injured, it is likely you have acquired new, unexpected expenses. Our injury lawyers serving Chéticamp have experience helping injured community members in their pursuits of the financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the party or entity responsible for causing your injuries, our Chéticamp injury lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred or will incur because of the injuries you sustained in your accident. These damages may 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
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Reduced future earning capability 
  • And possibly more

Our injury lawyers serving Chéticamp have a history of providing legal services to people throughout the region who have sustained injuries in a number of different ways, including:

  • 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

If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the party or entity responsible for causing your injuries, our injury lawyers serving Chéticamp may be able to provide you with crucial assistance and advice. By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our injury lawyers serving Chéticamp, you will have the opportunity to discuss your accident in a no-obligation first meeting, during which you can learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you, based on the circumstances of your accident.

To receive your free initial consultation with our Chéticamp injury lawyers, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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

Our injury lawyers serving Chéticamp do not charge our clients any fees unless we win. That means accident survivors who are eligible to pursue a civil claim will not be required to pay for our services upfront, and there will be no unexpected charges along the way. 

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we are invested in our clients and passionate about their well-being. We handle all aspects of our clients’ cases on a contingency-fee basis, so the injured residents of Chéticamp can focus on their recovery.

To learn if you are eligible to pursue legal action against the party responsible for your injury-causing accident, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling our Chéticamp injury lawyers today.