Frankford Personal Injury Lawyer
An unexpected injury caused by an accident can overturn a person’s entire life. While taking their kids to school, driving on their usual commute to work, or simply crossing the street to visit a friend, in one instant, without any warning, a person’s world could be irreparably altered.
It is not typical for people to plan for serious injury and there are few who have the financial resources to feel secure navigating the many costs that may arise throughout the course of recovery. It is common for injured accident victims to incur substantial debts as a result of financial losses they have had to undertake in order to pay for medical treatments, physiotherapy, and other expenses. The financial burden may impact those closest to an accident victim as well, as family members are forced to take on additional responsibilities to support their injured loved one. Layered on top of the pain and frustration of a physical injury, the financial ramifications of an accident may be overwhelming.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us today and speak through the specifics of your case with our Frankford personal injury lawyers.
Negligence in Personal Injury Law
When filing a civil claim for your accident, our team of Frankford personal injury lawyers will likely need to provide evidence that the accident was caused by the at-fault party’s negligent behaviour. What this means is that an individual or group of individuals engaged in wrongful conduct that led to the preventable accident in which you were injured.
By law, in many contexts, people are required to adhere to certain safety standards and behave in a manner that is reasonably cautious and considerate of the wellbeing of others. For instance, drivers on Ontario highways are required to obey the laws set out in the Highway Traffic Act. An individual’s failure to obey speed limits, signal lane changes, or abstain from driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are examples of negligence.
One person’s wrongful, negligent conduct can have devastating consequences on another’s life. A highway collision, for instance, may result in an accident victim’s hospitalization, or even death. Similarly, slip and fall accidents caused by the failure of property owners to adequately maintain the structural safety of their house may lead to broken bones, concussions, hip fractures, and more.
Common injuries sustained in Frankford accidents include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Facial and dental injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
If you have been injured in any accident caused by another person’s negligence, our Frankford personal injury lawyers may be able to help you. To learn more about your legal options, including what financial compensation may be available to you, contact us today to book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
Examples of Negligence
Our team of Frankford personal injury lawyers has represented clients who have been injured in a wide range of traumatic accidents, including:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Boating accidents
- And more
Though the circumstances of each of these accidents may be vastly different, a common underlying factor for them all is that they often result from another party’s negligent or wrongful conduct. Often, it is an accident victim’s instinct to blame themselves and their own mistakes for their injuries, while in actuality the situation was not in their control. It is common for a situation that requires an accident victim’s hospitalization to have come from someone else’s negligence.
One example of negligence can be seen in the context of premises liability. The owners and occupiers of commercial or residential property are required by Ontario law to take reasonable measures to ensure that their visitors are safe. This typically means making necessary repairs to prevent visitors from slipping, tripping, or otherwise becoming injured on the property. Should the property owners and/or occupiers fail to take reasonable measures in the maintenance and repair of their premises, their negligence may cause serious injuries to guests, employees, passersby, customers, and others.
Common examples of premises issues that can lead to injury include:
- Wet and/or slippery floors
- Poor lighting
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken stairs
- Broken or absent handrails
- Uneven surfaces such cracked tiles or hardwood
- Cracked sidewalks
- Loose carpeting
- Improperly cleared ice and/or snow
- And more
Another example of negligence that may have severe consequences for an accident victim is when a person operating a motor vehicle fails to comply with traffic laws, thereby causing a collision. Examples of driver negligence often resulting in injuries collisions include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Other forms of distracted driving
- Failing to adhere to traffic signals (eg. lights, stop signs)
- Improper lane changing
- And more
If you or someone you love have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may have questions about your legal options as well as what financial compensation may be available to you. Our Frankford personal injury lawyers would be happy to discuss the specifics of your case, and see how we may be of service to you. Contact us today online or by phone at 1-800-JUSTICE and see how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be of service to you.
What Expenses Can a Civil Claim Cover?
In civil claims concerning personal injury cases, an accident victim may be able to recover financial compensation to help cover expenses they have incurred as a result of their injuries. This may include:
- The costs of medical treatment
- Ongoing physiotherapy
- Psychological therapy
- Prescription medications
- Modifications made to your home in order to accommodate a newly acquired disability
- Mobility aids and assistive medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Ambulance services
- The costs of travel to and from medical appointments
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Income lost due to missed work
- Housekeeping services
- Attendant care
- And possibly more
Our Frankford personal injury lawyers have experience helping accident victims in a range of different cases. Working with our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers, you may be able to receive the compensation you are legally owed.
Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers Today
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we are committed to supporting the legal rights of injured accident victims in the pursuit of justice and fair compensation. If you would like to discuss the specifics of your case, and address your initial questions, contact us today and schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation with our Frankford personal injury lawyers.