Throughout the province, accidents happen at an alarmingly frequent rate. Accidents can happen suddenly, and the effects they have on the lives of injured victims can be substantial.
With some of the country’s highest rates of collisions per vehicle, car accidents in Dartmouth are among the leading causes of death and injuries requiring hospitalization. In addition to collisions involving passenger vehicles, some of the most common injury-causing accidents in the Dartmouth area include:
- Car accidents
- Scooter accidents
- E-bike accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- And more
Oftentimes, unsuspecting people sustain injuries in accidents as the result of another party or entity’s negligence. Negligence can refer to a number of wrongful actions or inactions performed by someone who had a legal obligation to reasonably ensure the safety of others.
Negligence can cause accidents resulting in serious injuries even when the at-fault party does not have a personal or pre-existing relationship with the people injured by their wrongful conduct. That is because many people in the province have a legal responsibility to provide a duty of care to their neighbours and fellow citizens. For example, everyone who operates a motor vehicle on the province’s roads is mandated by law to reasonably ensure the safety of the other people on the road around them. This includes other motorists, as well as cyclists and pedestrians. If a driver breaks provincial traffic laws by speeding, texting while driving, operating their vehicle while inebriated, ignoring traffic signals, or by otherwise violating the rules, their conduct behind the wheel could constitute negligence. If their negligence causes accidents to occur, they could be liable for damages incurred by anyone they have inadvertently injured.
Accidents can result in property damage, physical trauma, psychological anguish, and financial ruin. The negligent actions or inactions of a complete stranger can permanently impact an accident survivor’s quality of life and financial stability. And while injured accident victims may be eligible for certain insurance benefits, depending on the circumstances of their accident, the payments to which they are entitled may not provide enough funding to fully compensate them for their total losses.
If you have been injured because of another party’s negligence, our accident lawyers serving Dartmouth may be able to help you recover damages from the responsible party by filing a lawsuit against them. To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn if you may be eligible to pursue damages in a civil claim, book a free, initial consultation with our accident lawyers serving Dartmouth today.
Our accident lawyers serving Dartmouth know that surviving an accident often means incurring substantial, unexpected costs of medical care. Additionally, when injuries sustained in an accident prevent victims from returning to work during their recovery, they may have justifiable concerns about their financial situation.
Free Consultation for Dartmouth Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
Our Dartmouth accident lawyers provide free, initial consultations with all prospective clients. During a no-obligation, cost-free first meeting with our accident lawyers serving Dartmouth, injured accident survivors have the chance to ask important questions and, based on their eligibility, learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to them.
By consulting with Preszler Injury Lawyers, you could receive the benefit of our legal advice, all for no initial fee. To book your free, initial consultation with our Dartmouth accident lawyers and learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.