Accidents in New Waterford can have devastating consequences. Unintentional injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions, boating accidents, slip and fall accidents on other people’s property, and other traumatic incidents resulting from another party’s negligence can create lifelong physical, emotional, and financial challenges.

As the result of traumatic accidents caused by another party or entity’s negligence, injured residents of New Waterford often sustain a number of injuries of varying degrees of severity. 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 

Preszler Injury Lawyers have a history of representing clients injured in a variety of accidents. We work on behalf of our clients to pursue the maximum amount of financial compensation available to them. If someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain injuries in an accident, our injury lawyers serving New Waterford may be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party to try recovering financial compensation for damages you acquired as a result of your injuries. 

You may notice that, as a result of the injuries you sustained in your accident, unexpected expenses are beginning to pile up, including expensive costs of medical treatments. If your injuries prevent you from performing the duties of your job, you may be finding it difficult to make ends meet. 

Financial losses are all-too common for the survivors of traumatic accidents. With the assistance of our injury lawyers serving New Waterford, injured members of the community may be able to recover expenses they have been forced to pay out of pocket, as well as financial losses they may incur in the future as a result of their injuries. These damages may include the costs of medical treatment, physical therapy, psychiatric care, attendant care, adjusted living expenses, lost wages due to missed work, reduced future earning capabilities, and more. 

If someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain catastrophic injuries, and as a result, you are no longer able to engage in the same activities you enjoyed before your accident, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic damages.

Negligence occurs when someone’s failure to uphold the duty of care they owe to another person leads to an injury-causing accident. You do not need to have a pre-existing, personal, or professional relationship with the at-fault party in order to have been owed a duty of care. In fact, throughout the province, many people have legal obligations to protect the safety of others, often without even realizing it.

For example, anyone who owns, manages, or oversees residential or commercial properties have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe experience for all visitors to the premises, including tenants, employees, customers, and guests. If the person or people responsible for identifying and removing potential hazards on the property that may cause harm to one of their visitors fails to address these dangerous maintenance issues, they have failed to fulfill their duty of care. As a result, they may be considered negligent and, therefore, liable for injuries arising from accidents caused by their failure to keep the premises safe. 

Unaddressed maintenance issues may sound harmless, but in actuality, they can cause unsuspecting people to sustain severe injuries in traumatic accidents. Some examples of hazardous maintenance issues that often lead to serious, injury-causing 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

Property owners/occupiers are not the only people legally obligated to provide a duty of care to other community members. Anyone operating a motor vehicle on the province’s roads has a legal obligation to drive with a reasonable amount of caution. This is because all drivers have a provincially mandated duty of care to other road users. If a driver fails to fulfill this duty by disregarding traffic laws, 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

If a collision resulting from a driver’s negligence causes an accident victim to sustain compensable injuries, the motorist that engaged in wrongful conduct may be held responsible for resulting damages. These damages may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Mobility aids, assistive medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Home modifications to accommodate newly acquired disabilities 
  • Ambulance services
  • Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
  • Housekeeping services
  • Psychological counselling 
  • And possibly more

For New Waterford residents recovering from severe injuries, filing a lawsuit against the person responsible for their injuries can seem like an overwhelming process. Assistance from our injury lawyers serving New Waterford may be beneficial to those trying to ascertain the viability of their civil claims. That is why Preszler Injury Lawyers offer all prospective clients in New Waterford a free, initial consultation.

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

During this cost-free initial meeting with our New Waterford injury lawyers, injured accident survivors will have the opportunity to discuss the circumstances leading to their injuries to determine whether they may be eligible to pursue a claim against the responsible party. In this free, initial consultation, injured New Waterford residents will be able to ask important questions about their case and receive legal advice about options that may be available.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our injury lawyers serving New Waterford know that the process of recovering from an injury can be all-consuming, stressful, and very costly. In order to best serve our community, we provide legal services to clients in New Waterford on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to file a claim against the party or entity that caused you harm, you will only be required to pay for our services if we win.

To discuss your accident with our New Waterford injury lawyers and learn if you are eligible to pursue damages you have incurred because of your injuries, book a free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.