Accidents can have serious consequences. When someone else’s negligence causes accidents to occur, unsuspecting Moncton residents can experience significant lifestyle disruptions, and worse. When accidents end in injuries, the victims of another party or entity’s negligence could undergo long recovery periods and incur substantial medical expenses. Depending on the severity of the injuries they sustain, accident victims could experience a diminished quality of life, losing their abilities to perform the duties of their jobs or even live independently. In truly tragic circumstances, accidents can also lead to loss of life.
Nothing can truly prepare you for an accident. They can happen out of the blue, while performing the most mundane activities like driving your kids to school or descending a flight of stairs. No matter how careful and safety-conscious a person may be throughout their daily lives, every Moncton resident is susceptible to accidental injuries resulting from someone else’s carelessness or wrongful conduct.
In Moncton, some of the most common injury-causing accidents resulting from another party’s negligence 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
Clearly, accidents can happen anywhere, when we least expect them to occur. However, no one should be forced to endure physical trauma or incur financial losses because of another person’s failure to behave in a rightful manner. That is why, regardless of where your accident took place, if you sustained injuries because of someone else’s negligence, our accident lawyers serving Moncton may be able to help you pursue legal action to recover financial compensation for damages you have incurred.
Negligence occurs when a party or entity is required to reasonably ensure the safety of another person, but fails to do so. This does not mean that the parties involved need to have a personal, pre-existing relationship. In fact, many people throughout the province owe a duty of care to countless strangers with whom they interact.
For instance, everyone who owns or operates a motor vehicle in the province is legally required to exercise caution behind the wheel and drive according to the rules of the road. All drivers have a legal obligation to take reasonable actions to prevent injury-causing accidents. In Moncton, drivers often fail to uphold this duty of care by violating traffic laws. If their violation of traffic laws causes an accident in which another driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian sustains injuries, the driver who broke the rules could be considered negligent. If so, they may be liable for damages incurred by victims of their negligent conduct behind the wheel.
Common infractions that may be considered negligent include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Texting while driving
- Driving distractedly
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Driving recklessly
- And more
Accidents involving motor vehicles are among the leading causes of injuries that require hospitalization. Other injury-causing accidents that are often caused by another party or entity’s negligence include accidents on someone else’s property.
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. 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.
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
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- And more
Property owners and/or occupiers have a legal responsibility to remove or repair unsafe maintenance issues on their property, or take measures to adequately warn visitors about those hazards. Failure to do so may constitute negligence. Therefore, these negligent property owners/occupiers may be liable for damages sustained by people who have been injured in resulting accidents.
Our accident lawyers serving Moncton believe that no one should sustain physical injuries, psychological trauma, or financial distress because of another person’s negligence. Our Moncton accident lawyers have a history of fighting on behalf of injured members of the local community and providing them with important legal assistance to help them recover the financial compensation they are rightfully owed. To learn more about how our accident lawyers serving Moncton may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation.
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Whether your accident took place behind the wheel of a car, on the water during a boating expedition, in nature, on someone else’s property, or in another Moncton location, our accident lawyers serving Moncton may be able to offer useful assistance and advice. In many cases, injured accident survivors may be unsure of which steps to take next. To learn about options that may be available to you, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers.
The initial consultation with our Moncton accident lawyers is always free. That means, during a no-obligation first meeting, injured accident survivors have the opportunity to discuss the circumstances of their accidents and learn if they may be entitled to financial compensation, all at no cost.
On top of that, in order to best serve our community, our accident lawyers serving Moncton work on a contingency-fee basis. If you are eligible to pursue legal action against the at-fault party whose negligence led to your injury-causing accident, our Moncton accident lawyers can handle all aspects of your claim, and will take no fees unless your case is resolved in your favour.
To learn more about how our accident lawyers serving Moncton may be able to provide you with assistance, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today for a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting.