If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you may have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. To learn more about your legal rights, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE today.
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Types of Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law encompasses multiple types of accidents and injuries. The commonality is that all of the accidents are due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. If you are wondering if your case would be covered by personal injury law, the following are some of the most common types of personal injury cases that a personal injury lawyer serving Napanee.
Roadway accidents are one of the most common forms of personal injury claims. According to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics of theGovernment of Canada, there were over 112,000 reported injuries from motor vehicle accidents in 2017. These types of accidents can include trucking accidents (semi-trucks), motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, or automobile crashes. In these cases, typically one party, or multiple parties, are at fault and the law surrounding the investigation and determination of liability can be complex.
Medical malpractice can encompass multiple types of health errors including misdiagnosis, nursing malpractice, hospital errors, pharmaceutical errors, and doctor errors. A medical professional has a duty of care to ensure that a patient receives an established level of medical care. If this duty is breached, and the standard of care is not met, or if a patient suffers an injury, a victim may be able to recover compensation for their injuries.
Manufacturer defects are a large cause of personal injuries. If a distributor, designer, or manufacturer creates a product that is not safe and causes injury to anyone, they can be held strictly liable for any of those injuries. Strict liability means that we just have to prove that the defect exists. If there is a defective product that caused an injury the liable party will be held responsible, and likely will have to compensate any victims for injuries suffered.
Slip and fall accidents
Premises liability covers any injuries suffered due to a property owner’s negligence. Any property owners, such as a business owner, landlord, or even a homeowner must ensure that their property is safe for customers, patrons, employees, or guests. If there is a hazardous area or a dangerous section of the property that causes injury to someone, the property owner will likely be liable for any injuries that a victim suffers.
Dog bites are extremely common and can cause severe injuries, including permanent damage. Owners of dogs that bite someone and cause injury are under a strict liability standard as well. This means that if a dog bites someone, and was not provoked before doing so, then the victim may be able to recover compensation for their injuries.
Many laws deal with violent behavior and can be charged as criminal activity. However, some physical or sexual assault crimes may also be charged under civil law. These options allow a victim more opportunities to obtain restitution and compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Workplace injuries are common, and construction accidents, unfortunately, are some of the more serious and severe. Employees and third parties in the construction industry have a responsibility to take precautions to create a safe working environment for workers. If a construction worker is harmed on the job, they will likely be able to receive compensation for those injuries.
Birth injuries can occur to both the mother or the child. They are typically a result of medical negligence or carelessness of a nurse, doctor or other health care provider during the labor and delivery process. If you were injured during the birth process, or if your child was injured during the birth process due to a medical professional’s negligence or carelessness, you may be able to receive compensation for any injuries.
This is not a complete listing of all types of personal injury laws, however, a personal injury lawyer serving Napanee will be able to assist you in determining if you have a strong case and assisting you with your claims. To determine if you have a personal injury case, and to help you navigate complex personal injury laws, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Determining and Proving Liability
In order for you to have a strong personal injury case, no matter which type of personal injury case you have, we must be able to prove that someone is liable for your injuries. To determine liability, we must prove four legal criteria regarding the person (or entity) that caused your injuries.
- Duty of Care. In any personal injury case, an entity or person must have had a duty of care to act responsibly toward another person. A property owner must ensure that their property is safe under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, a medical professional must ensure that they act within the standards of medical care, and a driver must act responsibly on the roadways.
- Breach of Duty. Again, in any type of personal injury case, we must prove that the duty of care listed above was somehow breached by a person or entity. Whether it was driving recklessly, prescribing the wrong medicine, hazardous areas on a property, or a dog bite, there must have been a duty of care that was breached in order to prove liability.
- The personal injuries that you suffered must be from a direct result of the breach of duty that is listed above.
- You must have suffered actual injuries or damages. These injuries can be physical, mental or financial, but they must be as a result of someone’s breach of duty and negligent behavior.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were a victim of someone’s negligence that resulted in a personal injury, you may have the right to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A personal injury lawyer serving Napanee can help you understand your rights as a victim of negligence, and help you build your case if you qualify. Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE today. You may have a limited time to pursue damages under the Limitations Act.