In Glace Bay, some of the leading causes of injuries are car accidents, boating accidents, and accidents on commercial or residential property owned and/or operated by another party. In many of these situations and other circumstances leading to preventable, injury-causing accidents, the negligence or wrongful conduct of a perfect stranger can cause Glace Bay residents to endure significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we know just how quickly injury-related expenses can pile up, and work on behalf of our clients to navigate the claims process as expediently as possible. If your injuries were the result of an accident caused by another party or entity’s negligence, our injury lawyers serving Glace Bay may be able to work on your behalf to pursue financial compensation for expenses you have accrued because of your injuries. 

Negligence occurs when one party or entity, through a number of different actions, inactions, errors, omissions, or other wrongful behaviour, fails to fulfill the duty of care they owe someone else. People do not need to have a personal or professional relationship in order to owe each other a duty of care. For example, drivers operating motor vehicles anywhere in the province owe a duty of care to other road-users, including other vehicle occupants, cyclists, and pedestrians. 

If a driver fails to provide this duty of care to other road-users by violating the rules of the road, they may be considered negligent. 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

When the wrongful behaviour of a Glace Bay driver leads to a car crash in which injuries are sustained, the negligent vehicle operator may be liable for injuries that occur as a result of their actions. 

Depending on the nature of the injuries sustained, the impact they have on an accident victim’s life and livelihood can be devastating. In Glace Bay, injuries sustained in car accidents caused by driver negligence can range in severity from mild to catastrophic. Collision-related 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 

In addition to motor vehicle operators, local property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to abide by reasonable standards of practice to keep their visitors safe from harm. Failure to meet their reasonable duties of care could be considered negligence.

A failure to address maintenance issues on a commercial or residential property could lead an unsuspecting visitor to sustain serious injuries. If the property’s owner, managers, or other person responsible for its upkeep is unable to repair or remove an on-site hazard, they should adequately warn visitors about it. By doing so, they may prevent injurious accidents from occurring.

Common maintenance issues that could result in injurious 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 Glace Bay, preventable accidents are a leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalization. Injuries sustained in accidents can have a profound impact on an accident victim’s physical, psychological, and financial well-being for decades following their accidents.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries, by working with our injury lawyers serving Glace Bay, you may be able to recover damages you have sustained as a result of your injuries. These damages may be economic in nature, including expenses you have incurred because of your accident, or expenses you will incur in the future. Examples of economic damages include the costs of medical treatments, prescriptions, equipment, and attendant care required to recover from your injuries. Economic damages may also include lost wages due to missed work after sustaining your injuries, and loss of future earning capability if you are no longer able to perform the duties of your job as a result of your injuries.

For those who have sustained permanent, catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, our injury lawyers serving Glace Bay may also be able to pursue non-economic damages from the at-fault party. These damages may be available to accident victims who have experienced a diminished quality of life because of the permanent, life-altering injuries they sustained in the accident. By working with Preszler Injury Lawyers and presenting a thorough portfolio of medical evidence, catastrophically injured accident survivors may be able to pursue financial compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and possibly more. 

Whether your injuries were sustained in a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, a dog attack, a pedestrian accident, or other traumatic circumstance caused by another party’s negligence, our injury lawyers serving Glace Bay appreciate that your physical and mental well-being should be your top priority while you recover. We know that post-injury financial stresses can create additional anxieties for accident survivors living through an extremely difficult challenge. That is why we do our best to make our services as accessible and affordable as possible.

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

An initial consultation with our injury lawyers serving Glace Bay is available to all of our prospective clients for absolutely no charge. During this free initial consultation, injured Glace Bay residents have the opportunity to take advantage of our legal advice, learn whether they are eligible to file a claim for damages, and discuss any legal options that may be available to them. 

Plus, our clients do not pay unless we win. Our Glace Bay injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means that eligible accident victims are able to pursue legal action against the party responsible for causing their injuries without the anxiety of paying any upfront fees. 

To discuss your accident with our Glace Bay injury lawyers in a free, initial consultation, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.