In 2017 alone, 112,479 victims suffered personal injury from a motor vehicle collision, while 1,841 people died as a result of a car crash, according to the Motor Vehicle Collision Statistics of the Government of Canada.
Each of these individuals has a story that is personal, and it is critical to remember that you are not just another statistic. A car accident lawyer serving Bradford will ensure that your case is heard and that you have the opportunity to recoup the damages that you have lost from your accident if you qualify. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Our car accident lawyers can meet with you in Bradford for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
We Start by Meeting With You
If you are confined to a hospital bed, we will come to you. We will discuss what happened, how you have been affected by your accident, and your options for legal action. From there, one of our lawyers will:
- Review any video, photographic, and physical evidence of your accident to establish exactly what happened
- Interview witnesses and document their accounts as further evidence
- Talk to your doctors and caregivers and document their professional opinions about the extent of your injuries, how they impact you, and what they mean for your quality of life
- If you choose to pursue an insurance claim, we will file the claim with the liable party’s insurance carrier and see the claim through to completion
- If you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, we will file the necessary paperwork, correspond with the liable party’s lawyer, and guide you through to a judgment or settlement
- Provide you with empathetic representation from start to finish
In other words, we will take the legal burden of pursuing damages off of your plate, allowing you to focus completely on recovery.
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Know What Damages You May Be Awarded
In order to understand how a car accident lawyer serving Bradford can be of value to you, you should know that their goal is to win financial damages on your behalf. We will discuss the specifics of your case and how they impact your potential damages, with possible compensation covering:
- Emergency transportation
- Emergency room bills
- Surgery costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- The cost of future transportation for medical appointments
- The cost of your hospital stay for injuries resulting from the crash
You may also be compensated for physical damage done to your vehicle, which is a common expense in car accident-related personal injury claims. Beyond medical expenses, you may also be entitled to compensation for:
- Wages lost due to your injuries
- Disability (long and short-term)
- Disfigurement, including the loss of limbs
- Diminished earning capacity due to the physical and/or mental trauma imposed by your accident and resulting injuries
- The ongoing cost of psychological therapy necessitated by accident-related trauma
In instances where an auto accident caused the death of a loved one, you may be justified in bringing a wrongful death claim. In these cases, you may be compensated for:
- Funeral costs
- The lost wages of your loved one (past, present, and future)
- Loss of guidance and financial protection (child)
- Loss of companionship (spouse)
Also know that if you were hit by somebody in the course of their work, their employer may be responsible to pay some or all of your damages.
We Establish the Other Party’s Negligence
Here are some steps we may take if you hire us to represent you in your car accident claim:
- Prove that the liable motorist had a duty of care to other motorists and pedestrians.
The duty of care ultimately establishes the basis for proving liability, which is “the state of being legally responsible for something; the responsibility for the consequences of one’s actions or omissions that are enforceable by law,” according to the Canadian Public Health Association.
- Once we establish the liable party’s duty of care, we then aim to prove that they breached that duty of care.
This can be done by establishing that the liable party was negligent or careless in their actions. Negligent motorists may have:
- Been traveling at an unsafe distance from your vehicle or another vehicle, resulting in the accident
- Been texting while driving
- Changed lanes improperly and/or unsafely
- Engaged in any of the many forms of unsafe and/or distracted driving
- Once we have established a breach of the duty of care, we then will argue that the breach of the duty of care caused the accident, which caused your injuries.
It is a logical leap to prove, then, that your injuries and resulting expenses, as well as diminished earning capacity, were caused by the liable motorist.
- Determine fair compensation in the form of damages
This is where the legwork of collecting your medical bills, calculating lost income (both now and in the future), and figuring out the totality of your damages comes into play. We regularly do these sorts of calculations for our clients.
Every case is different, but this is the basic blueprint that we will follow to pursue damages on your behalf. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation.
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Do Not Wait to Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Bradford
Canada imposes a time limit on your ability to bring legal action against those responsible for your injuries. Though the Ontario Limitations Act has been updated regularly since its creation, it generally dictates that those who wish to bring legal action on the grounds of personal injury do so no more than two years from the discovery of the damages.
There are legal exceptions to these limits, some that could extend your window to bring a suit and others that could limit it. We will explain how these statutes apply or do not apply, to your case.
Our contingency-based structure means that you only pay when we successfully obtain financial damages on your behalf. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.