Even in charming communities like Kentville where most neighbours behave in courteous, considerate manners, traumatic, life-changing accidents can occur. And when they do, they are often the result of someone else’s failure to consider the safety and physical well-being of others.

When community members fail to uphold the duty of care they owe to others, serious accidents can seriously harm unsuspecting victims. Accidents on the roads and highways in and around Kentville, accidents on woodland trails and nature paths, accidents on someone else’s commercial or residential properties, accidents in the nearby waterways, and accidents in other local settings are often caused by a complete stranger’s negligence.

In Kentville, some of the leading causes of injuries requiring hospitalization include: 

  • 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

Accidents can happen when they are least expected, and often occur while carrying out routine, everyday tasks. Even the most safety-conscious Kentville resident performing an everyday action with caution and alertness could be involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, and could sustain severe, even catastrophic injuries as a result of their misconduct. 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 the negligence of another party or entity culminates in an injury-causing accident, the people who were physically harmed as a byproduct of their wrongful actions could endure prolonged physical trauma, psychological distress, and financial precariousness. This is especially true of accident victims whose injuries prevent them from returning to work. If an accident victim’s injuries make it impossible for them to continue earning their regular wages, they may find themselves facing financial disaster, and all because another person failed to fulfill the duty of care they legally owed them. 

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should face financial ruin because of someone else’s negligence. If you sustained compensable injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s wrongful actions, by pursuing a civil claim against the at-fault party, you may be able to recover the costs of damages you have incurred as a result of their negligence. These damages may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • In-home attendant care
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Adjusted living expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • And possibly more

When is an injured accident victim entitled to financial compensation for the damages they have incurred? What constitutes negligence in the context of a civil claim?

Many people throughout the province have a responsibility to ensure the safety of others. In accordance with provincial legislations, these people are legally required to take reasonable preventative actions to reduce the risk of accidents causing physical injuries. 

For example, anyone who owns or occupies commercial or residential properties owes a duty of care to the people interacting with their space or visiting their premises. Property owners/occupiers are required to routinely inspect and perform regular upkeep of their premises, identifying maintenance issues that could potentially cause injurious accidents, and taking adequate measures to keep those accidents from happening. 

Failure to remove, repair, or sufficiently warn visitors about hazardous maintenance issues on the premises can lead to injury-causing accidents. In these cases, the property owner/occupier who failed to take appropriate preventative measures may be considered negligent. Therefore, the at-fault property owner/occupier may be responsible for providing financial compensation to the people injured by their negligence.

Common examples of potentially hazardous maintenance issues that, if left unaddressed, could cause unsuspecting visitors to sustain injuries in an accident 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

Property owners/occupiers are not the only people in the province who owe a duty of care to other citizens with whom they may not have a previous relationship. In accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, anyone who drives on the province’s roads and highways is required by law to exercise a reasonable degree of caution behind the wheel and comply with all traffic laws at all times. Traffic laws exist to keep road-users safe from preventable injuries. If a driver violates any number of traffic laws and an accident ensues as a result, their wrongful conduct on the road could profoundly affect the lives of unsuspecting accident victims.

 In Kentville, common traffic law violations that could cause injurious car accidents 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

The injured victims of motor vehicle collisions may face long, challenging, and expensive roads to recovery. When the negligent actions of a driver leads to an injury-causing collision, they may be required to financially compensate the injured accident survivors for damages arising from their injuries. 

Our car accident lawyers serving Kentville are committed to helping injured members of the local community recover the compensation they deserve. By working with our Kentville accident lawyers, the survivors of local traumatic accidents could find accountability and restitution for the injuries they have endured.

To discuss the circumstances of your accident with Preszler Injury Lawyers and learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim, book a free initial consultation with our accident lawyers serving Kentville today. 

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

Our Kentville accident lawyers are passionate about providing important legal services to injured accident survivors in the local community. That is why Preszler Injury Lawyers provide a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. Even if you are unsure whether you might be entitled to financial compensation, our accident lawyers serving Kentville will be happy to review the details of your case, answer your questions, and provide you with personalized legal advice about courses of action that may be available to you during your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting. 

Additionally, to best serve the needs of the community and remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services, our Kentville accident lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win.

To learn more about how our accident lawyers serving Kentville may be able to help in your pursuit of justice and compensation, schedule your free initial consultation by contacting Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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