In Sackville, unintentional injuries are among the leading causes of hospitalizations, disabilities and deaths. The consequences of other parties’ negligent behaviour can have far-reaching consequences, impacting the lives and livelihoods of accident victims and, oftentimes, their family members.
Nobody expects to be injured in an accident while performing everyday activities, like driving to university classes, walking through a snowy parking lot, or visiting a friend’s residential building. However, even the most safety-minded people can be hurt by the wrongful conduct of another party or entity.
The negligence of others can cause unsuspecting people to sustain injuries in a variety of manners, including:
- 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
Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained by unsuspecting accident victims, they could face many physical, psychological, and financial challenges. Injuries that are often sustained in traumatic accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Fractured ribs
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic amputations
- And more
Our injury lawyers serving Sackville realize that the process of recovering from serious injuries can cause accident survivors to suffer substantial financial losses. Unexpected costs of medical treatments, prescriptions, equipment, attendant care, adjusted costs of living, and other damages related to injuries can accumulate quickly. On top of that, if injuries you have sustained prevent you from returning to work or from pursuing a future in your chosen career, you may lose your regular wages and suffer a reduced future earning capacity.
In certain cases, injuries acquired through trauma– such as motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall accidents, off-highway vehicle crashes, or boating accidents– may cause permanent physical damage. Catastrophically injured accident victims may be required to adjust to a diminished quality of life. When accidents cause permanent injuries such as paralysis, loss of limbs, blindness, and severe traumatic brain injuries, the victims of another party’s negligence often acquire additional disabilities in the form of serious mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
With the assistance of our Sackville injury lawyers, people who have been harmed by the negligence of another party or entity may be able to recover financial compensation for the damages they have sustained. These damages might include economic costs the injured party incurred or will incur in the future because of their injuries. Additionally, by pursuing a civil claim against the at-fault party, our injury lawyers sering Sackville may be able to help catastrophically injured individuals recover non-economic damages, including mental anguish, pain and suffering, and possibly more.
If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Negligence occurs when one party owes another a duty of care, but through a number of wrongful actions, fails to uphold that duty thereby causing the other party to sustain injuries. Injured accident victims do not need to have a pre-existing relationship with the at-fault party in order to have been owed a duty of care. In fact, many strangers throughout the province owe one another a duty of care and are legally responsible for taking preventive measures to ensure the safety of people they may have never even met.
For instance, the owners of commercial and residential properties and/or the people responsible for overseeing their maintenance are legally required to provide a duty of care to the people who visit their premises. If these parties fail to reasonably ensure the safety of the people accessing their space– including customers, employees, residents, and other visitors– and someone sustains injuries as a result, the property’s owners and/or occupiers may be liable for any resulting damages.
When property owners or their occupiers fail to adequately remove or repair potentially hazardous maintenance issues, or when they neglect to warn visitors about on-site hazards that might cause accidents to occur, unsuspecting guests to the premises could sustain serious injuries. The most common maintenance hazards that often lead to injuries often sound harmless, but in fact, they can cause unsuspecting accident victims to sustain severe or even catastrophic injuries. Common examples of potentially dangerous maintenance hazards that lead to accidents on other people’s properties 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
In addition to the owners and occupiers of properties throughout the province, many other people owe a duty of care to fellow community members. According to the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, anyone who drives a car on the province’s roads must do so with a reasonable degree of caution in order to reduce the risks of injurious accidents.
Violations of local traffic law could put other drivers, passengers, motorcycle riders, cyclists, pedestrians, and other community members in harm’s way. If a driver violates the rules of the road and a collision ensues as a result, the driver responsible for causing the accident could be considered negligent. Common examples of driver negligence that often lead to serious collisions 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 driver engages in negligent behaviour on the road, their actions could cause an accident in which other people lose their lives or sustain severe injuries. If this happens, the at-fault drivers may be responsible for financially compensating injured accident victims for the damages they sustained as a result of the motor vehicle collision.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we know the process of seeking restitution and accountability can be confusing. For people who never thought they would be in this situation, the legal system may seem complicated, overwhelming, and impossible to navigate. In Sackville, many injured accident victims try and weather the storm alone, without even attempting to recover financial compensation, simply because the idea of filing a lawsuit seems too complex, labour-intensive, and expensive.
Our injury lawyers serving Sackville believe in fighting for the rights of injured people who cannot fight for themselves. We seek to remove financial barriers to our services so that injured community members, university students, and Sackville-area workers struggling to pay for their medical expenses can easily access our legal assistance without making upfront, out-of-pocket payments.
That is why Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free, initial consultation to prospective clients in Sackville. During this initial, no-obligation meeting, you will be able to ask questions about your case, and learn about legal options that may be available to you.
Free Consultation for Sackville Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
If you are eligible to bring action against the party responsible for your accident, our Sackville injury lawyers may be able to handle the intricacies of your claim, and pursue legal options tailored to your unique situation. The best part? Our Sackville injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you will not pay for our legal services unless we win your case.
To book your free, initial consultation with injury lawyers serving Sackville, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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