Kingston Car Accident Lawyer
Negligent drivers pose a significant threat to all road-users. Drivers and their passengers, cyclists, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, and other members of the local community can lose their lives in violent, senseless collisions caused by another driver’s failure to consider the possible outcomes of their wrongful actions.
According to a recent annual report of road safety statistics released by the provincial Ministry of Transportation, 535 Ontarians were killed as the result of a collision in one year alone. When negligent drivers ignore the rules of the road, lives can be lost and families can be torn apart. And, sadly, fatal accidents in the province are only increasing in frequency. In fact, traffic fatalities recently reached an all-time provincial high.
The people who are lucky enough to survive serious car crashes often sustain a number of injuries. Accident-related injuries can range in severity from moderate to catastrophic. In Kingston, injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions caused by negligent drivers often include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- 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
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
If you sustained compensable injuries in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party might be considered liable for injury-related damages you have incurred. That is because, in accordance with the province’s Highway Traffic Act, anyone who operates a motor vehicle on Ontario roads and highways is required to do so with a reasonable degree of caution. Drivers are required by law to fulfill a duty of care to other road-users. If a driver violates local traffic laws, they have, in essence, failed to uphold the duty of care they are obligated to provide. Therefore, if their wrongful actions lead to injurious collisions, they may be responsible for compensating victims of their negligence financially.
Common examples of negligence that often leads to injurious or fatal car accidents in Kingston include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Improperly changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- And more
Our car accident lawyers serving Kingston believe that no one should be forced to suffer physical trauma, psychological distress, and financial insecurity because of someone else’s failure to take the safety of others into consideration. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligence driver whose misconduct behind the wheel caused your injurious collision to occur, our Kingston car accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled. To learn more, schedule a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.
Speak with Our Car Accident Lawyers Serving Kingston
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, all prospective clients have access to a free initial consultation. That means, even if you are unsure whether the circumstances of your collision should entitle you to financial compensation, you can speak with our Kingston car accident lawyers at no initial cost.
By taking advantage of your free initial consultation, you can receive the benefit of case-specific, personalized legal advice and learn about courses of legal action that might be available to you. To learn more, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers.