When unexpected accidents occur, in an instant, the lives of unsuspecting people can be changed forever. No one expects to be injured on their way to the store, in a parking lot, walking down a flight of stairs, or engaging in any commonplace, everyday activity. However, when the negligence of other people creates hazardous conditions for the people around them, accidents can happen. The consequences of negligence can impact all aspects of an accident victim’s life.
In the province’s capital, unintentional accidents account for the majority of injury-related hospitalizations. Slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle collisions, off-highway vehicle crashes, hit and runs involving pedestrians and cyclists, and other traumatic incidents can cause Fredericton residents to sustain physical and emotional trauma.
Recovering from serious injuries can be a lengthy and expensive process. The costs of medical care can add up quickly, causing many injured Fredericton residents anxiety about their financial situation. When the physical or psychological conditions developed as a result of traumatic accidents prevent injured people from returning to the workplace, paying for medical treatment and adjusted living expenses may seem like an impossible challenge. Serious injuries can seriously affect an accident survivor’s financial security, as well as the financial stability of their family members and loved ones.
If your injury-causing accident was the result of another party’s negligence, our Fredericton injury lawyers may be able to help you secure compensation for injury-related financial losses you have sustained or will sustain in the future. During a free, initial consultation with our injury lawyers serving Fredericton, you can discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the party or entity responsible for causing your injuries.
Our Fredericton injury lawyers have a history of providing crucial legal assistance to community members who have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Injuries that frequently arise from accidents in the Fredericton area 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
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
Our injury lawyers serving Fredericton may be able to compile evidence proving that your injuries were a direct result of the at-fault party’s wrongful behaviour. By doing so, our injury lawyers may be able to prove that the at-fault party failed to provide the duty of care they owed you, causing you to sustain injuries in an accident. Examples of evidence that may be used to prove an injury claim include:
- Video surveillance footage of the accident
- Photos of the accident site
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Police reports, or other incident reports
- And possibly more
In the context of injury claims, negligence refers to a number of wrongful actions or inactions whereby a party or entity fails to uphold a duty of care they are legally required to provide. This may sound confusing, but in fact, it is quite logical.
For example, provincial law dictates that anyone who owns or operates a motor vehicle must provide a duty of care to other road users. That means, they must comply with provincial traffic laws, operate their vehicles in a responsible manner, and take reasonable precautions to prevent other people from sustaining injuries on the road. If a driver shirks their duty of care by engaging in unlawful conduct behind the wheel, they may be considered negligent. If our Fredericton accident lawyers can prove that a driver’s negligence caused an accident in which you sustained injuries, the at-fault driver may be required to compensate you financially for damages you incurred or will incur in the future because of your injuries.
Drivers who engage in a number of unlawful actions or inactions behind the wheel may be considered negligent. Common examples of driver negligence that could cause other people to sustain severe injuries include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Eating while driving
- Driving distractedly
- Improperly changing lanes
- Driving recklessly
- Ignoring traffic signals/signs
- Driving while fatigued
- And more
Furthermore, anyone who owns or occupies property in the province is required to take reasonable, regular precautions to evaluate the safety of their premises and take adequate measures to address hazardous maintenance issues that could lead to injuries. Failure to remove hazards on the premises, repair them, or sufficiently warn visitors about them could result in serious injuries. Slip and fall accidents on other people’s property are one of the province’s leading causes of injuries requiring hospitalization. A property owner or occupier’s failure to address any of the following maintenance issues on or around their premises could result in severe injuries:
Some common maintenance issues that frequently lead to injuries requiring hospitalization in Saint John 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
Our Fredericton injury lawyers endeavour to recover the maximum amount of damages to which our injured clients are entitled. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries sustained as a result, these damages may include medical expenses, adjusted living expenses, lost wages, reduced future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and possibly more.
Free Consultation for Fredericton Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we appreciate that our clients need to prioritize their physical and financial recovery. We offer a free, no-obligation, initial consultation with injury lawyers serving Fredericton so that prospective clients can receive the benefit of our legal advice at no cost. Plus, if you are eligible to take advantage of our legal services, you will not be charged a cent unless we win your case. That is because our Fredericton injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. We invest in our clients, and fight on their behalf throughout every stage of the claims process, so that they can focus on their recovery.
To learn if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, book a free, initial consultation with our Fredericton injury lawyers today.