Petawawa Personal Injury Lawyer
A single poor decision or lack of action can cause an accident that inflicts devastation on somebody’s life. A driver’s brief moment of distraction with a cell phone on the highway may cause a car accident that takes the life of a fellow road user. A grocery store owner’s failure to adequately maintain even flooring on their property may lead to a slip and fall accident that causes a customer to sustain a traumatic brain injury, forever altering their life.
Unsuspecting Petawawa residents may, at any moment, going about their everyday lives, fall victim to the negligence of others. Depending on the circumstances, injuries may overturn their lives and the lives of their loved ones through an often prolonged and painful recovery. Not only do accident victims often sustain devastating physical injuries, the psychological trauma of an accident may compound with the financial stress of paying for treatment, and contribute to profound pain and suffering.
Our team of Petawawa personal injury lawyers understand the many possible devastations associated with an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. We understand that many accident victims initially blame themselves, deciding that it was their own failure to take precautions that led to their injuries. However, in many cases, the fault lies with another party. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should have to pay for another person’s wrongful conduct. There may be financial compensation available to individuals injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, which may help cover the costs of medical treatments, lost income, and more.
If you or someone you love have been injured in an accident and would like to discuss your legal options, contact us online or call us at 1-800-JUSTICE today and see how we may be able to help you.
Negligence and Duty of Care
Many different people are legally required to fulfill a duty of care to those around them, often without even knowing it. A duty of care is the expectation that a person will take reasonable measures to maintain the physical safety of other people. Even something as common as driving a car comes with legal responsibilities.
When behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in Ontario, drivers are required by law to obey the regulations set out in the Highway Traffic Act. If a driver fails to follow these regulations, and causes an accident that leads to another person’s injuries, they may be considered negligent and, therefore, liable for damages their accident victims have incurred as a result of their injuries.
Accidents in Petawawa
There are many different kinds of accidents caused by another person’s negligence that can have devastating consequences for residents of Petawawa. Accidents can happen to anyone, at any time. They can occur on rural roads and major highways, on rivers and waterways, along sidewalks and nature trails, in a friend’s home, in a grocery store aisle. Injuries may range from mild to life-threatening. Some examples of traumatic incidents that may lead to compensable injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- ATV accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- And more
If you have been injured because somebody else has failed to consider your safety, there may be financial compensation available to you. Our Petawawa personal injury lawyers may be able to offer you support in the form of legal advice and assistance in pursuit of the legal compensation for costs incurred due to the injuries you have sustained.
Each case is different. To learn what compensation may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE or contact us online to book a free initial consultation and see how we may be of service to you.
Who Is Entitled to Compensation?
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, there may be many thoughts going through an injured person’s head. Accidents that lead to injuries requiring hospitalization and/or medical attention are frequently traumatizing. The initial shock may lead an injured accident victim to blame themselves for not having paid better attention to their surroundings. Depending on the circumstances, it may not be entirely clear whether the injured accident victim is even entitled to compensation.
Within the context of a personal injury claim, the defining factor is negligence. Negligence is determined in a circumstance where one party owes another a duty of care but fails to uphold it by engaging in wrongful conduct. A duty of care is the expectation that an individual will take reasonable precautions to care for and maintain the physical safety of those around them.
What many people do not know, or perhaps forget, is that there are many everyday contexts in which we owe one another a duty of care. A driver behind the wheel of a car, for instance, owes fellow road users – including pedestrians and cyclists – a duty of care, meaning they must follow local traffic laws.
Likewise, the owners and/or occupiers of commercial or residential property owe visitors to their property a duty of care. This often means making sure the physical structures on their premises are well-maintained. If an owner and/or occupier fails to remove a hazard on their property, and somebody visiting their property sustains injuries as a result, they may be considered negligent and therefore liable for damages incurred as a result of the accident victim’s injuries.
Contact Our Petawawa Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Every case is different, and the circumstances and costs of each individual injury may vary vastly. To learn more about your legal rights, including what compensation may be available to you, contact us at Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule a free initial consultation. Our Petawawa personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not ask for a cent of your money until you have received your rightful compensation.