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Toronto Car Accidents Caused by Negligence


Negligence is: “failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances”. In the legal sense, negligence is the actions or inactions of a party that violate that party’s duty of care to another party.

For example, a person is driving while intoxicated, runs a red light, and hits another car. There are two negligent acts in this case:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Running the red light

The driver breached his or her duty of care to operate a vehicle in a reasonably safe manner, first by driving drunk and then by running a red light. Both actions constitute negligence and could, therefore, be used by a Toronto auto accident lawyer to seek recovery.

Taking Legal Action

If another party caused a person’s accident and they suffered injuries and damages, they have a right to take legal action, on the grounds of their personal injury claim against that party. The at-fault party is the person, business, or entity that acted negligently and caused their accident.

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If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.

Regardless of where you're located in Ontario – we may be able to help you. Don't delay - call us. Our lines are open 24/7.

To be successful in your personal injury claim, you must establish four elements, one of which is negligence:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty of care (negligence)
  • Causation
  • Damages

If someone cannot prove the other party was negligent, they might not have a claim for damages. While it may seem obvious that another party was negligent, it is not as easy to prove it as someone may think. Even if they can establish negligence, they must still prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the accident and that they suffered injuries and damages.

Insurance companies might attempt to disprove claimants’ allegations that its client (the defendant) acted in a reckless or negligent manner, and/or that those actions led to their injuries and damages.

Proving Negligence

Proving any element of a personal injury claim requires adequate evidence. To prove negligence, evidence often includes:

  • Eyewitness statements
  • Surveillance footage of the accident
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Police reports

Lawyers might even work with expert witnesses who can testify about various elements of your claim, including whether the defendant’s actions constitute negligence. When you are recovering from a serious injury, collecting this information is the last thing you want to worry about. Working with a personal injury lawyer can relieve the burden of determining and proving negligence in a personal injury claim.

Experienced lawyers have the resources to investigate your claim and identify the negligence that led to your accident. Learn about your options for recovery and make sure that you are getting the compensation to which you are entitled.

 

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Burlington, ON
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Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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Barrie, ON
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London, ON
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East Tower Mississauga, ON
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Hamilton, ON
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Peterborough, ON
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Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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Ottawa ON
K2P 1M8
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Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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