Negligence on Behalf of Another Driver
With the advent of cell phones and countless other distractions, careless and reckless driving is more prevalent than ever. If you or a loved one was injured or killed due to the actions of another motorist, you might be entitled to pursue damages.
Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Negligence Knows Many Forms
We are living in a time of unprecedented distraction, and too often, the need to be doing everything all the time creates extremely unsafe conditions for drivers who do all that they can to avoid collisions. In the digital age, the number of actions that could qualify as negligence has grown, and they include:
- Texting while driving
- Making a phone call while driving
- Failing to signal when changing lanes
- Changing lanes without checking for other vehicles
- Following too closely/tailgating
- Using the car’s entertainment system
- Averting eyes from the road for any reason
Distracted driving contributed to an estimated 21% of fatal collisions in the country in 2016, according to Transport Canada’s National Collision Database.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a motor vehicle collision caused by distracted, drunk, or otherwise negligent driving, a personal injury lawyer serving Mississauga may be able to fight to prove negligence on behalf of another motor vehicle driver and secure financial damages.
How Preszler Injury Lawyers May Be Able to Help
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision or have lost a loved one in a car accident, we want to handle your pursuit of damages from start to finish. If you qualify, the team at Preszler Injury Lawyers may:
- Meet with you to hear firsthand how the accident occurred and how your injuries or the death of a loved one has impacted you
- Review police reports of the accident and archive them for use at trial or in settlement negotiations
- Speak with witnesses to the accident and document their accounts
- Review and collect any evidence of the accident, whether it is accident scene photographs, video of the accident itself, or any other resource
- Initiate the legal process by filing any necessary documentation and carrying out all legal correspondence
- Protect your rights throughout the entirety of the legal process
Know the Statute of Limitations
You do not have unlimited time to bring legal action against the liable party in the wake of a motor vehicle collision. Whether you are filing a personal injury claim or a wrongful death suit, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to bring forth legal action, according to Ontario’s Limitations Act.
Contact legal counsel as soon as possible. A motor vehicle accident lawyer from Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to help. Call our team today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Proving Negligence on Behalf of Another Motor Vehicle Driver
All drivers on Canada’s roads owe a duty of care to both pedestrians and other motorists. That duty of care is generally understood to mean that every driver must act in a way that doesn’t put others at an unreasonable risk of danger.
When arguing a defendant’s liability for a motor vehicle collision, we follow a four-step process:
- Establishing that the motorist who caused the accident had a duty of care
- Proving that the liable motorist breached their duty of care
- Showing that the defendant’s negligence caused your accident and injuries
- Calculating and presenting the argument for damages
Damages You May Be Entitled to if Negligence Caused Your or Your Loved One’s Accident
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you could be compensated for your personal and financial hardship. The circumstances of each case impact the kind and amount of damages you may collect, but some examples of recoverable damages you may recover if you qualify include:
- The cost of emergency transportation, emergency room visits, surgeries, long-term hospital stays, rehabilitation, and other medical costs
- Lost wages stemming from your injuries
- Diminished earning capacity from your injuries
- Long-term disability
- Any physical scarring that diminishes your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- And more if you qualify
If the motor vehicle collision caused the death of your loved one, the defendant may be responsible for additional damages, including but not limited to:
- Any medical care the deceased required due to the accident
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship (spouse)
- Loss of guidance (children)
- The loss of financial income of the deceased
- The loss of financial protection provided by the deceased
- Additional pain and suffering caused by the deceased’s death
- And more if you qualify
Call Preszler Injury Lawyers for Your Car Accident Case
We want to help you pursue the financial relief that you deserve. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your Mississauga case.