Accidents in Madawaska County can have devastating impacts on workers, residents, and their families. In an instant, accidents caused by another party’s negligence can determine the course of a victim’s life. Accidents can lead to severe injuries requiring lengthy periods of hospitalization, expensive costs of medical care, and significant lifestyle adjustments. Depending on the severity of the incident, accidents can cause fatalities. Families can lose their loved ones in a senseless, preventable, violent act, all because of someone else’s wrongful conduct. 

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our accident lawyers serving Madawaska County believe that no member of the local community should suffer because of another party’s negligence. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s wrongful behaviour, our Madawaska County accident lawyers may be able to offer crucial assistance in your pursuit of accountability and compensation. 

Our Madawaska County accident lawyers proudly fight for clients who have been injured because of another party or entity’s negligence. Preszler Injury Lawyers have a history of representing members of the community injured in a variety of different accidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Logging 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

While the circumstances of these accidents vary greatly, they often have one thing in common. Frequently, these accidents are the result of another party or entity’s negligence. 

Negligence occurs when a person or organization, through a number of actions or inactions, fails to reasonably ensure the physical safety of people to whom they owe a duty of care. That may lead you to think that injured individuals need to have a pre-existing or personal relationship with the at-fault party in order to recover financial compensation from them. However, in this province, many people owe a duty of care to others, even perfect strangers.

In fact, in accordance with provincial legislation, anyone who owns or operates a motor vehicle must take reasonable precautions behind the wheel to ensure that other road-users will not be harmed because of their behaviour. If a driver violates traffic laws and a collision with another vehicle ensues as a result, the at-fault driver may be considered negligent. Therefore, they may be liable for damages sustained by the injured party. 

Common examples of driver negligence that frequently cause car accidents in Madawaska County 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

Similarly, anyone who owns/occupies property in Madawaska County is legally required to take reasonable and regular measures to maintain their space, removing and repairing potential hazards on their premises. If a property owner/occupier does not remove, repair, or warn their guests about dangerous maintenance issues that could easily cause accidents, they may be considered negligent, as well. 

In premises liability cases, negligence occurs when the owners or occupiers of a commercial or residential property fail to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of people visiting the premises. In these cases, property occupiers may refer to property managers, building supervisors, landlords, landscaping companies, and others responsible for the regular maintenance on and around the premises. 

Common maintenance issues that could lead to serious, injury-causing slip and fall 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

If a property owner or occupier fails to address hazardous maintenance issues, accidents can occur. Accidents on someone else’s property can harm customers, employees, tenants, guests, passersby, and other people visiting the premises. These unsuspecting community members could sustain life-altering injuries, all because a property owner/occupier failed to uphold their duty of care.

When the negligence of another party causes injurious accidents, victims often sustain physical pain, psychological challenges, and financial losses. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s failure to provide the reasonable degree of care they legally owed you, our accident lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages you incurred, or will incur in the future, because of your accident. 

Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of injuries you sustained as a result, our Madawaska County accident lawyers may be able to help you recover economic and non-economic damages. 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

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

Accidents can happen on the road, on the water, on another person’s property, and in other locations throughout Madawaska County. When accidents occur, injured victims may be unsure of which steps to take next, and whether they are even entitled to pursue a civil claim for damages they have incurred. In a free initial consultation with our accident lawyers serving Madawaska County, accident survivors may be able to review the details of their accident and, based on their unique circumstances, learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to them. 

Our Madawaska County accident lawyers are committed to removing financial barriers to accessing our services. That is why we offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation. By doing so, injured members of the community can receive the benefit of our legal advice without incurring additional financial losses. 

On top of that, our accident lawyers serving Madawaska County work on a contingency-fee basis in order to best meet the needs of the community. If you are eligible to pursue legal action against the at-fault party whose negligence led to your injury-causing accident, our Madawaska County accident lawyers can handle all aspects of your claim, and you will not be charged any fees unless we win.

Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free, initial consultation to all prospective clients in the region, and crucial legal services to eligible clients on a contingency-fee basis. If you were hurt by someone else’s wrongful behaviour, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today for your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Madawaska County injury lawyers.

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