Accidents in Riverview are frequently the result of another party or entity’s negligence. Negligence occurs when someone owes another person a duty of care, but fails to take their physical safety and well-being into consideration. 

Many Riverview residents are required by law to take reasonable precautions to prevent serious accidents from occuring as a result of their unsafe conduct, actions, or behaviours. As a matter of fact, countless people throughout the province are legally obligated to provide a duty of care to complete strangers; you do not need to have a personal, professional, or pre-existing relationship with someone in order to be responsible for their safety from injuries. 

Most accidents are not the result of malice or bad intent. Instead, they most frequently occur because of a person or entity’s lack of forethought, caution, and consideration for other people. The actions, inactions, errors, omissions, or other kinds of wrongful conduct could have a ripple effect, impacting the lives of unsuspecting Riverview residents in profound ways. If someone’s negligence leads to an accident in which an innocent person sustains serious injuries, the accident victim’s life and livelihood could very well hang in the balance. Injuries resulting from severe accidents could lead to lengthy periods of hospitalization and rehabilitation, substantial lifestyle adjustments, emotional difficulties, psychological challenges, debt accumulation, financial distress, and a diminished overall quality of life. And all of this can happen simply because another person failed to take reasonable actions to prevent an accident from occurring in the first place. 

In the immediate aftermath of an accidental, traumatic, injury-causing event, it can be difficult to determine which party was responsible for creating the conditions that led to the accident. However, if one of the parties involved had a legal responsibility to take reasonable measures to prevent accidents from occurring but failed to fulfill the duty of care they owed to others, that negligent party may be responsible for providing the injured accident victims with financial compensation for damages resulting from their injuries. 

Many Riverview residents may have legal responsibility to care for others without even realizing it. For example, anyone who owns or operates a motor vehicle throughout the province has a legal obligation to exhibit a reasonable degree of caution on local roads and highways. They are also legally required to comply with provincial traffic laws at all times, in order to reduce the risk of fatal or injurious accidents. 

Drivers who shirk their duties of care by breaking the rules of the road may be considered negligent if their wrongful conduct behind the wheel causes a collision with another vehicle. In Riverview, some common violations of traffic laws that frequently lead to accidents with unsuspecting road-users 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 more

In addition to drivers and other motor vehicle operators, the people who own or occupy both commercial and residential properties also have a legal responsibility for the safety of others. According to provincial legislation, the people responsible for maintaining a commercial or residential space must routinely inspect their premises and address any hazardous issues that may lead to injurious accidents. Owners, landlords, property managers, tenants, maintenance professionals, and other people who control access to the space may, therefore, be considered negligent if they fail to take reasonable measures to protect their visitors’ safety. 

Since property owners/occupiers are responsible for performing routine inspections and maintenance, they should be aware of potentially dangerous hazards on their property. If they fail to repair these hazardous maintenance issues, remove them from the premises, or adequately warn guests about them, they may be considered liable in the event of an injury-causing accident. 

Unsafe maintenance hazards on someone else’s property may sound innocuous, but they can lead to serious accidents resulting in severe– even fatal– injuries. Some hazards commonly neglected by property owners and/or occupiers 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

Accidents can happen when you least expect them. They can happen to anyone, in any number of circumstances. And although the manner in which accidents occur may vary, when they cause unsuspecting victims to sustain serious injuries, they are often the result of another person’s negligence. 

If someone else’s failure to provide you with the duty of care you were legally owed caused an accident in which you sustained injuries, our accident lawyers serving Riverview may be able to help you recover financial compensation. Our Riverview accident lawyers have a history of providing crucial legal assistance to members of the local community who were injured in a variety of traumatic, unexpected, and preventable 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

If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages you have incurred as a result of your injury-causing accidents, our accident lawyers serving Riverview may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the following:

  • 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

Although the injured victims of another party’s negligence may be able to recover some financial compensation from their insurance providers, depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained, the amount of insurance benefits available to them may not be sufficient to cover their total financial losses. Our Riverview accident lawyers are passionate about fighting on behalf of the clients we represent in an attempt to help them recover the maximum amount of damages to which they are entitled. 

To discuss the circumstances of your accident with Preszler Injury Lawyers and learn if you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation, call our accident lawyers serving Riverview today for a free initial consultation. 

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

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, the initial consultation with our Riverview accident lawyers is always free. During a no-obligation first meeting, injured accident survivors will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of their accident, ask important questions about their case, and receive legal advice tailored to their unique situation, all at no cost. 

Our accident lawyers serving Riverview work on a contingency-fee basis. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages you incurred because of your accident, you will not be required to pay for our legal services unless we win. 

To learn whether you may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident, schedule your free initial consultation with our Riverview accident lawyers.

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