If someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain injuries in an accident, our injury lawyers serving Truro may be able to help you pursue accountability and financial compensation. After an injury-causing accident, unexpected financial losses can quickly begin to mount, adding more anxiety to an already stressful situation.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for costs arising from your injuries, whether you have already paid them or will be forced to incur them in the future. If your accident was caused by another party’s negligence, our injury lawyers serving Truro may be able to help you recover pecuniary damages. These refer to quantifiable costs you have incurred as a result of your injuries, and may include medical expenses, prescriptions, rehabilitation treatments, lost wages due to an inability to return to work, loss of future earning capability because of your injuries, and more. 

In addition, if you have sustained catastrophic, permanent injuries that substantially impact your quality of life, you may be entitled to non-pecuniary damages. The monetary cost of these damages is, perhaps, more difficult to quantify, but often their long-term impacts on the life of an accident survivor is more substantial than their pecuniary damages. If you have sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more. 

Residents of Truro most commonly sustain unintentional injuries in preventable accidents caused by the negligence of other parties or entities. These accidents often include:

  • 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

Frequently, traumatic accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. Countless people owe one another a duty of care. By failing to fulfill this duty of care, the people responsible for causing injurious accidents may be considered negligent. 

For example, in accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, all drivers on the province’s roads and highways are required to exercise reasonable caution behind the wheel and comply with local traffic laws. By doing so, they are fulfilling their duty of care to others, ensuring that their behaviour on the road does not cause undue harm to any other road-user. However, drivers often shirk their duty of care by violating the rules of the road. If their violation of traffic laws leads to a collision in which another road-user sustains injuries, the at-fault driver 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

The wrongful behaviours and actions of negligent drivers can lead to deadly car crashes. Families can lose their loved ones in tragic, violent, and preventable collisions. Furthermore, the people lucky enough to survive traumatic car accidents often sustain a host of injuries, ranging in severity from moderate to catastrophic. 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 

Additionally, if the owners or occupiers of commercial or residential properties fail to reasonably ensure safe conditions for visitors on their premises, they may be considered responsible for injuries that occur as a result of their negligence. 

If property owners and/or occupiers fail to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of others, unsuspecting people can be seriously injured. Serious accidents can occur when the people responsible for routinely inspecting and maintaining a commercial or residential property fail to repair or remove on-site maintenance hazards, or if they do not adequately warn visitors about them. 

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

Injuries resulting from the negligence of other parties or entities often require extensive periods of hospitalization, complicated medical procedures, lifestyle disruptions, and high costs of care. Injured accident victims may feel the challenging effects of their injuries physically, emotionally, and financially. 

If your accident was caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or entity, our injury lawyers serving Sydney Mines may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result of your injuries. These damages may be related to newly acquired costs of medical care and treatments, lost income because of an inability to work, loss of future earning capacity, and other costs you have incurred or will incur in the future as a result of your injuries. Often, these damages 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

Our Truro injury lawyers understand that overcoming physical injuries sustained in accidents can be one of the most challenging experiences a person will endure in their lifetimes. That is why, for those who are eligible to file a claim against the at-fault party who caused their accident, we endeavour to make the process as straightforward as possible. By doing so, we allow our clients to focus on their physical and emotional recovery while we handle the details of their claims.

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

We offer a free initial consultation to all Truro residents inquiring about our legal services to ensure barrier-free access to our legal advice. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to file a claim for damages, book a free consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today. 

The best part is, if you are eligible to file a claim against the party responsible for your injuries, you will not pay unless we win. Our Truro injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means there will be no surprise upfront costs standing in your way of pursuing a claim. 

To learn more about options that may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.