Few of life’s experiences match the emotional trauma of a car accident. Besides the constant reliving of the incident, Etobicoke car accident victims also struggle with the pain of their physical injuries. On top of it all, a mounting pile of medical bills—added to the usual daily financial responsibilities—weigh the victim down with anxiety.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident that another person caused, it stands to reason that the negligent person should pay for your expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. It also happens to be the law in Ontario.
A car accident lawyer serving Etobicoke can fight for your legal rights to receive compensation after your car accident. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers today for your free initial consultation: 1-800-JUSTICE.
Our car accident lawyers can meet with you in Etobicoke for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Types of Car Accident Cases We Accept
Car accidents happen for many reasons. Driving conditions, driver behavior, and even defective auto parts can all combine to create the perfect storm for a damaging and costly collision.
We represent car accident victims whose crashes were caused by a wide range of factors, including, but not limited to the following:
- Failure to yield right of way
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Improper lane changes
- Distracted driving
- Poor road conditions
- Inadequate road lighting
- Debris on the road
- Road construction
- Poor road signage
- Driver fatigue
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Poorly maintained vehicle
- Faulty or defective motor vehicle parts
The car accident lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers will thoroughly explore the details of your accident to determine the cause and whose negligence makes them liable for your damages.
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Investigating Your Car Accident
The accident report filed by law enforcement officer who arrived at the scene of your car accident serves as important evidence in your claim, but we like to strengthen your case with a lot more, and so we conduct our own private investigation of your accident.
Finding the Evidence to Establish Causation
With the following efforts, we can identify how the car accident happened and who caused it:
- Visit the scene of your car accident to collect evidence
- Gather and document photos of the accident
- Look for videos, such as those from nearby surveillance cameras
- Obtain testimony from eyewitnesses
- Get copies of the police accident report
Finding Evidence to Establish Damages
We can also unearth all the pieces we need to paint a complete picture of the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident, including:
- A comprehensive set of all the medical records associated with your accident injury
- Wage statements from your employer to serve as a basis for recovering income you may have lost while recovering from your injuries, as well as potential future earnings that might be affected
- Opinions from respected experts in the areas of medicine, economics, vocational therapy, and life-care planning who can speak to the future economic impact of your injuries
We will leave no stone unturned in our investigation. The evidence we collect can serve as the foundation of your case.
The Importance of Starting Early
As time passes, evidence disappears or just fades, becoming less useful in supporting your case. This is especially true of memories. The witnesses whose testimony could make your case may be less sharp than they were immediately after your accident. Sometimes, too, witnesses may move away or change their phone numbers, making it difficult to track them down for their statements.
Furthermore, Ontario’s Limitations Act restricts the time in which you have to take legal action after a car accident. You have two years to file a lawsuit. By working with a car accident lawyer, you can relieve yourself of the headache of staying on top of these and all the other deadlines and procedures related to recovering your damages.
Preszler Injury Lawyers will handle your claim from beginning to end. Call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE, so our car accident lawyers serving Etobicoke can begin building your case today.
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Establishing the Defendant’s Negligence
Before you are considered to have a valid personal injury claim, several legal arguments must be established:
- The defendant had a duty of care to take reasonable steps to keep you from becoming injured (all drivers owe this duty to other occupants of the road).
- The defendant breached their duty of care.
- The defendant’s failure to fulfill their duty of care caused your car accident.
- You suffered physical, emotional, and economic damages as a result of the car accident.
The above arguments serve as the framework for your case. Without a sturdy frame, your case quickly falls apart. The car accident lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers can ensure your case is supported with the sturdiest of frameworks.
Calculating the Value of Your Recoverable Damages
Keep in mind that the damages resulting from your car accident are more than you think. It is even possible for a car accident victim to receive a call from the defendant’s insurance company, catching them off guard with a settlement offer.
These settlement offers almost always undervalue the amount of damages the victim has sustained from the accident. In an understandable effort to maintain profit margins, the insurance company is low-balling your claim, hoping they might catch you in a state of confusion or desperation.
This is why it is so helpful to have a personal injury lawyer works with you on evaluating your claim. Preszler Injury Lawyers can dig deep to expose the full extent of your economic and noneconomic damages. Although every case is different, your list of recoverable damages could include many losses you may never have considered.
Possible Recoverable Damages in Your Car Accident Case
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Prescription medicines
- Home accessibility modifications
- Mobility devices
- Replacement services
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
The demand letter we send to insurers will cover every aspect of your life that has been negatively impacted by your accident.
Call Preszler Injury Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
When you come to our office or we come to you for a review of your case and legal options, you pay nothing. The initial consultation is free, and if you decide to hire us, you pay nothing upfront. Rather, you pay us only if and when you win a settlement or verdict.
Call Preszler Injury Lawyers today, so one of our car accident lawyers serving Etobicoke can get you back on track with the life you once knew: 1-800-JUSTICE.