With a history of assisting Port Hawkesbury residents injured in a range of accidents, Preszler Injury Lawyers are proud to fight on behalf of people living through challenging circumstances. We appreciate that injured accident survivors are doing their best to cope with situations they never imagined they would be in, and may be uncertain about how to move forward. 

Traumatic accidents can happen when you least expect them. These shocking, traumatic events can cause accident victims to sustain serious injuries that could impact all areas of a person’s life. Throughout the region, unsuspecting community members can be injured in a number of different circumstances, including:

  • 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

In Port Hawkesbury, serious injuries sustained by unsuspecting accident victims are often the result of someone else’s negligence. If someone else owed you a duty of care but failed to provide it, they may be liable for damages you have acquired because of your injuries. 

For example, property owners/occupiers owe a duty of care to their visitors, and have a legal obligation to reasonably ensure the safety of other people on their premises. That means, the property’s owner/occupier must regularly inspect the premises and address unsafe maintenance issues on-site. If the owner/occupier fails to address potentially dangerous maintenance issues on their property, they have failed to fulfill their duty of care. 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

Similarly, all motor vehicle operators in the province owe a duty of care to anyone with whom they may share the road, including the occupants of other vehicles, motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. If a driver fails to uphold this duty of care by violating traffic laws, they may be responsible for costs related to any injuries caused by their negligent behaviour. 

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

The  injured victims of someone else’s negligence often find themselves coping with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences for years following their accident. Injuries sustained in traumatic accidents often require lengthy periods of hospitalization, surgeries and other medical treatments, lifestyle adjustments, and other expensive costs of necessary care. Injuries that are frequently sustained in local accidents 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 

Injured accident victims often incur substantial financial losses as a result of the injuries they have sustained. With the assistance of our injury lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury, injured accident victims may be able to recover compensation for economic damages they incurred as a result of another party or entity’s wrongful conduct. Examples of economic damages often incurred by injured accident victims include:

  • Medical expenses
  • 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
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Reduced future earning capability 
  • And possibly more

Additionally, depending on the severity of injuries they sustained and the impact of those injuries on their daily lives, accident survivors may be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages. These damages cannot be easily calculated by tallying up invoices, bills, and paystubs. Instead, values of non-economic damages are determined by assessing the impact severe injuries have had on an accident victim’s life. Examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • And possibly more

Our injury lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury offer a free, initial consultation to injured community members. If you have been injured in an accident and have suffered financial losses as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. During a free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers, you will be able to discuss the conditions of your accident, and learn more about legal options that may be available to you, based on your specific circumstances.

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

After sustaining serious injuries in an accident, people often feel the impact in several different areas of their lives. If your injuries prevent you from performing the duties of your job and new, unexpected expenses related to your recovery begin piling up, you may be worrying about how you are going to make ends meet. In these difficult times, the prospect of hiring a lawyer to pursue a civil claim may seem overwhelming, and unaffordable.

However, our injury lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury work on a contingency-fee basis. That means there are no upfront fees. If you are eligible to pursue a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win.

We are invested in the people we represent. That is why our Port Hawkesbury injury lawyers handle all aspects of our clients’ claims, giving them room to prioritize their recovery and adjust to life with their injuries. We fight for the maximum amount of financial compensation available to the people we represent. 

To speak with our injury lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury and learn if you are eligible to seek financial compensation from the party or entity responsible for your injuries, book a free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.