Accidents can happen to anyone. Even people who exercise a great deal of caution and alertness in everyday situations can sustain injuries in traumatic, unexpected, and preventable accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Many Wolfville residents who sustain injuries requiring hospitalization do so in an accident caused by the wrongful conduct of another party or entity. Common examples of accidents that frequently culminate in serious injuries 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

By engaging in a number of wrongful actions, inactions, errors, or other forms of wrongful conduct, negligent parties may inadvertently cause an accident in which an unsuspecting victim sustains serious, often life-altering injuries. These injuries frequently 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 

Accident victims who have been injured often face a great deal of uncertainty. The wrongful actions of a total stranger can impact all areas of an accident victim’s life, including their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Indeed, recovering from serious injuries can be a long and expensive process, during which the survivors of traumatic accidents may incur substantial financial losses. 

This is especially true for accident victims whose injuries prevent them from performing the duties of their jobs. For these injured accident survivors, making ends meet can be an overwhelming challenge. People who can no longer work because of the injuries they have sustained in an accident may be unable to afford their newly acquired injury-related costs in addition to their regular household expenses. All because of another person’s negligence, an accident victim could struggle to support themselves and their families for years to come.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that nobody should suffer physical, psychological, or financial distress because of someone else’s misconduct. Negligent parties whose wrongful actions caused another community member to sustain compensable injuries may be liable for damages incurred by the injured party. 

Throughout the province, many perfect strangers owe one another a duty of care. When someone’s failure to fulfill their responsibility to other people leads to an injurious accident, they may be responsible for providing the injured accident victim with financial compensation. 

Even if the negligent party has no pre-existing relationship with the injured victim, they may have owed them a duty of care. That is because, in accordance with various provincial legislation, certain individuals have legal responsibilities to a great many people. For example, anyone who owns or occupies commercial or residential properties owes a duty of care to the people interacting with their space or visiting their premises. 

Property owners/occupiers are required to routinely inspect and perform regular upkeep of their premises, identifying maintenance issues that could potentially cause injurious accidents, and taking adequate measures to keep those accidents from happening. Failure to remove, repair, or sufficiently warn visitors about hazardous maintenance issues on the premises can lead to injury-causing accidents. In these cases, the property owner/occupier who failed to take appropriate preventative measures may be considered negligent. Therefore, the at-fault property owner/occupier may be responsible for providing financial compensation to the people injured by their negligence.

Common examples of potentially hazardous maintenance issues that, if left unaddressed, could cause unsuspecting visitors to sustain injuries in an accident 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 in the province who owe a duty of care to other citizens with whom they may not have a previous relationship. In fact, in accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, anyone who drives on the province’s roads and highways is required by law to exercise a reasonable degree of caution behind the wheel and comply with all traffic laws at all times. Traffic laws exist to keep road-users safe from preventable injuries. If a driver violates any number of traffic laws and an accident ensues as a result, their wrongful conduct on the road could profoundly affect the lives of unsuspecting accident victims.

 In Wolfville, common traffic law violations that could cause injurious car accidents 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 other violations of traffic laws

Motor vehicle collisions can have devastating, permanent repercussions for injured accident survivors. When drivers engage in negligent behaviour, even for the briefest of moments, lives can be lost and debilitating, catastrophic injuries can be sustained. 

If you were hurt in a motor vehicle collision, you may be entitled to financial compensation. By working with our car accident lawyers serving Wolfville, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the negligent driver whose wrongful actions caused the accident in which you sustained compensable injuries. By doing so, our Wolfville accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of damages to which you are owed.

In the shocking aftermath of an injury-causing accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for accountability and restitution. If you are unsure about courses of legal action that may be available to you after sustaining injuries in an accident, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our accident lawyers serving Wolfville by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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

During a cost-free, no-obligation consultation with our Wolfville accident lawyers, you will have the chance to go over the circumstances of your accident and receive the benefit of personalized legal advice tailored to the specifics of your case. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent party whose misconduct caused your injurious accident to occur, you will not be required to pay for our legal services unless we win your case. That is because, in order to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services, Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis.

To review the details of your accident and learn whether you might be entitled to financial compensation, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation with our accident lawyers service Wolfville.

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