In the province’s capital, accidents can happen suddenly, and without warning. Each year, thousands of Fredericton residents are hospitalized as the result of preventable accidents, many of which were caused by the negligence of another individual.
Accidents can be fatal. In many tragic cases, the wrongful conduct of another person can have earth-shattering effects on an accident victim’s friends, relatives, and loved ones. Fredericton accidents can also cause severe, debilitating physical damage to the victims of another party or entity’s negligence. Injuries sustained in serious accidents could impact all areas of a victim’s life. The damaging repercussions of these preventable, harmful incidents are often physical, psychological, emotional, and financial.
Some of the most common accidents that occur throughout the province include and seriously impact the lives of the people involved include:
- 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
Although the circumstances of these accidents may vary, in many situations, these preventable, injury-causing incidents share a common cause: negligence. Throughout the province, countless people owe a duty of care to the people around them, regardless of whether they have a person, pre-existing relationship with them. Not only is every motor vehicle operator required to provide a reasonable duty of care to other road-users while driving, every property owner and/or occupier must, similarly, take reasonable, regular precautions to ensure the safety of their visitors. Failure to uphold this duty of care to others may be considered negligence.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the at-fault party may behave negligently by performing a number of different wrongful actions or inactions. For example, if a driver fails to abide by the rules of the road and causes an accident as a result, they may be considered negligent. Examples of behaviour behind the wheel that may be considered negligent 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
Negligence is a common cause of motor vehicle collisions on the province’s roads, off-highway vehicle accidents in rural areas of the province, as well as boating accidents in local rivers, lakes, waterways, and coastal waters. However, negligence is also a leading cause of serious accidents on other people’s commercial or residential properties.
If property owners and/or occupiers in Fredericton do not perform regular maintenance on their commercial or residential premises and fail to remove, repair, or warn guests about hazards on their properties, they could be liable for accidents that occur because of their negligence. In these cases, they may be liable for damages incurred by accident victims as a result of their failure to adequately prevent injuries on their premises.
A number of inadequately addressed maintenance issues on someone else’s property could cause an unsuspecting visitor to sustain injuries in an accident. These hazardous maintenance issues frequently include:
- 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
In Fredericton, injured accident victims are often required to endure lengthy recovery periods, pay expensive out-of-pocket costs for medical treatment and care, and take time off work in order to properly recover from their injuries. Our accident lawyers serving Fredericton believe that no one should have to suffer physical pain and incur financial losses because of someone else’s negligence. If the wrongful actions or inactions of another party or entity caused you to sustain damages, our Fredericton accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of the injuries you sustained, the damages to which you may be entitled could be economic and non-economic in nature. Economic damages refer to the quantifiable costs you have incurred or will incur in the future as a result of sustaining injuries. Economic damages may be calculated by tabulating the costs of medical expenses incurred, wages lost due to an inability to work, reduced earning capabilities as a result of your injuries, and more.
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate, but often are just as detrimental to an accident survivor’s quality of life as out-of-pocket financial losses. Injuries sustained in accidents can lead to sensory loss, loss of mobility, loss of independence, and a diminished overall quality of life. If the injuries you have sustained prevent you from performing the same activities you enjoyed before your accident, you may be entitled to non-economic damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and possibly more.
Free Consultation for Fredericton Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
In the shocking aftermath of an injury-causing accident, it can be difficult to know what steps to take next, and whether you are eligible to pursue legal action against the at-fault party. Our accident lawyers serving Fredericton offer a free, initial consultation to injured community members for this very reason. To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn if you may be eligible to recover financial compensation, you can schedule a no-obligation, initial meeting with our Fredericton accident lawyers for a free evaluation of your case.
If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent party whose wrongful behaviour led to your injury-causing accident, our accident lawyers serving Fredericton may be able to provide you with invaluable legal assistance on a contingency-fee basis. Preszler Injury Lawyers are committed to removing financial barriers to accessing our legal services in order to provide the highest quality of assistance to the injured community members who rely on us. If our Fredericton accident lawyers work on your case, you will not be required to pay us a cent unless we win.
To learn whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent party who caused you to sustain injuries in an accident, schedule your free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.