A life-altering injury can happen in the blink of an eye. Such injuries can prevent you from working, earning the wages you need to survive, and can affect your quality of life. If you or a loved one were injured, somebody may be responsible for your medical bills and other expenses.
A personal injury lawyer serving Port Hope can walk you through your legal options and, if you choose, assist you in seeking financial damages for your injuries. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Our personal injury lawyers can meet with you in Port Hope for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Time May Be Ticking
Canada imposes a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, meaning that the time in which you may initiate legal action against a liable party is usually limited. It is important that you contact us sooner rather than later, as Ontario’s Limitations Act generally dictates that victims bring forth legal action no later than two years from the date of the incident.
This window may vary depending on the circumstances of your case, including if the injury involved was fatal. Always err on the side of contacting counsel as soon as you can, as the specifics of your case may determine your eligibility for obtaining financial damages.
Once we meet with you, we can take the first steps in pursuing any damages you may be entitled to receive.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Port Hope May Take on Your Case
When you are injured, out of work, and unable to do the things that you once took for granted, you should not also take on the burden of time-consuming, detail-ridden task of fighting a legal battle.
We can handle all the legal aspects of your case from start to finish. One of our lawyers may:
- Come to you if you are unable to travel
- Speak with you about the cause of your injuries, and how they have impacted your life
- Talk with friends, family, and employers about how the injuries have inhibited your ability to work, socialize, and enjoy life
- Interview your medical caregivers to document in-depth, concrete details of your injuries
- Collect and archive any surgery documents, CAT scans, MRI images, and other medical documents for use at trial or in settlement negotiations
- Review any video and photographic evidence of your accident and the conditions that caused your injuries
- Speak with and document any witness testimony that could strengthen your case
- Answer all questions and concerns you have as your case progresses
- Protect your rights throughout the entirety of the legal process
We can handle all filing and legal correspondence required to move your case forward until the completion of a judgment or settlement. We want to help you obtain the damages for which you are eligible while ensuring that you can focus completely on your recovery. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.
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We must prove liability to show that your injuries and the resulting expenses may be the responsibility of the liable party. For example, if we find that a property owner has allowed unsafe conditions to persist, putting patrons of their property at risk of serious injury, we may be able to pursue damages from the property owner on account of premises liability. In order to establish liability in this example, we can:
1. Establish that the liable party had and has a duty of care to you
The duty of care is the responsibility we all share as property owners, motorists, or any number of other liable parties toward others to behave or maintain a safe environment for everyone’s use. We can determine whether the plaintiff took reasonable precautions to avoid harming another person.
If you were injured because somebody else failed to protect you from an unreasonable risk, we want to set out to prove it.
2. Establish that the liable party breached their duty of care to you
Any number of actions (or inactions) could prove that a responsible party breached their duty of care. These include failing to fix or make patrons alert to:
- Cracked or loose flooring, such as concrete or tile
- Unmarked changes in elevation, such as a step or ledge
- Exposed cords or wires
- Unfilled potholes or abrupt changes in elevation that could cause a slip, trip, and fall
- Poor lighting
- Icy surfaces
- Wet surfaces
- No handrails or supports
These are just a few of the ways that a property owner or responsible party may breach their duty of care to provide reasonable safety for you and others.
3. Establishing that the breach of duty of care caused your injuries
If we establish that the property owner was negligent in maintaining a safe property, we can then show that those conditions contributed to or caused your injuries.
4. Calculating Damages
This stage is where we may use your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial hardships resulting from your injuries to determine and argue for the damages that you may be eligible to receive.
Under Ontario’s Negligence Act, even if the court determines that you have somehow contributed to your injuries (like wearing high heels on an icy sidewalk, for example), you may still be entitled to financial damages.
Damages You May Be Entitled to Receive
Every case has uniquely defining circumstances that help determine what sort and the damages you may be entitled to receive. That said, we do have an idea of the damages that may be awarded in a successful personal injury claim, such as:
- Coverage of your medical bills, including emergency transportation, surgery costs, rehabilitation costs, and the total expense of your hospital stay
- Lost wages due to your injuries
- Diminished earning capacity going forward
- Any property damage that resulted from your accident
- Pain and suffering
These are just some of the commonly awarded damages in personal injury cases. If the accident involved the death of a loved one, you might be entitled to further damages, including:
- Loss of companionship (spouse)
- Loss of guidance and financial protection (children)
- Medical expenses incurred from the accident
- Funeral costs
- The lost earnings of the deceased
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You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you only pay if we secure compensation for you. A personal injury lawyer serving Port Hope may be able to help you in this time of need. Call our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation regarding your case.