Orangeville Personal Injury Lawyer
In a flash, a person’s actions can profoundly alter the course of someone else’s life. Carefree drivers who use their cell phones while their vehicles are in motion, inebriated operators of snowmobiles, boats, and other motor vehicles who recklessly drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, negligent property managers who fail to properly warn guests about potentially dangerous hazards on their premises, and other negligent members of the local community could cause unsuspecting Orangeville residents to suffer prolonged, painful, and sometimes fatal consequences.
Our personal injury lawyers serving Orangeville work on behalf of the clients we represent, fighting for their rights throughout each stage of the legal process and striving to help them collect the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled. For more than sixty years, Preszler Injury Lawyers have represented the best interests of clients throughout the province who have been injured in an array of tragic, unfortunate, and preventable accidents.
Whether an accident occurs on highways, rural sideroads, nature trails, waterways, sidewalks, commercial or residential properties, or other locations, when they cause another person to sustain injuries requiring hospitalization, these accidents are often the result of someone else’s negligence.
The injuries that are sustained by the victims of serious accidents can be long-lasting and profoundly damaging. Residents of Orangeville frequently sustain injuries in the following traumatic situations:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- ATV accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- And more
If you were injured because of someone else’s failure to take your safety into consideration, you might be entitled to compensation. Our Orangeville personal injury may be able to provide you with beneficial legal advice and assistance to help you recover the costs arising from the injuries you have sustained.
To discuss the details of your case and learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, book a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers serving Orangeville. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE to get started.
Which Accident Victims Are Entitled to Compensation?
No one expects to be injured in a surprising, traumatic event. After sustaining serious injuries in a shocking and violent set of circumstances, it can be difficult to immediately ascertain who was responsible for causing the injurious accident and how to go about pursuing compensation. Often, it may not even be clear whether the injured party is entitled to compensation at all.
The hallmark of viable personal injury claims is negligence. Negligence occurs when one party owes another a duty of care but, by engaging in wrongful conduct, fails to uphold that duty. Individuals and organizations can participate in actions or behaviours that might be considered negligent. Should the negligence of a person or entity cause an injurious accident to occur, the victim who was rightfully owed a duty of care may be entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.
An at-fault party does not necessarily need to have a personal, professional, or otherwise pre-existing relationship with someone else in order to legally owe them a duty of care. As it so happens, most personal injury claims involve people who had never met before the events of the accident.
That is because, throughout the province, countless people are required by law to provide others with a duty of care. If you yourself drive a car or operate another type of motor vehicle, in accordance with provincial legislation, you have a legal obligation to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of others. Traffic laws exist so as to reduce the risks of unnecessary, avoidable collisions that could cause physical injuries and wrongful deaths.
If a driver violates any number of traffic laws and an injurious collision ensues, the at-fault motorist may be liable for damages incurred by the injured accident victim. Common violations of traffic laws that often cause motor vehicle collisions in and around Orangeville include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Fatigued driving
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- Improper lane changes
- Distracted driving
- And more
Drivers are not the only kinds of people who might owe a duty of care to a complete stranger. People who own and/or occupy residential and/or commercial properties are required by law to regularly inspect and maintain their premises. In the context of premises liability cases, the term “occupier” may refer to:
- Property managers
- Business owners/managers
- Maintenance technicians
- Anyone who controls access to the space
- Anyone responsible for the property’s maintenance
- And more
If a property owner/occupier knows about a potentially hazardous issue on their premises (or should know about it), they are required by law to address it effectively and in a timely manner by repairing it, removing it from the site, or providing guests with sufficient warning about it. Failure to take any action could result in injurious accidents, for which the negligent property owner/occupier may be liable.
These are only some examples of the many individuals and organizations that might, by shirking their responsibilities to others, be considered negligent. If you were injured because of someone else’s failure to fulfill their legal obligations to protect your physical well-being, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Orangeville personal injury lawyers and receive the benefit of personalized legal advice, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers.
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Orangeville Residents
The effects of someone else’s negligence can be far-reaching, all-encompassing, expensive, and painful. Oftentimes, traumatic events in Orangeville culminate in injuries requiring hospitalization, physical rehabilitation, and costly medical expenses. These injuries often include:
- 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
Our personal injury lawyers serving Orangeville appreciate how quickly medical expenses can add up after sustaining serious injuries. In order to make our legal services as accessible as possible, our Orangeville personal injury lawyers offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation, during which we provide case-specific legal advice tailored to each potential client’s unique circumstances.
To further reduce financial barriers to accessing our services, our personal injury lawyers serving Orangeville work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, you will not have to pay us unless we win your case. To learn more, contact our Orangeville personal injury lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.