Quinte West Personal Injury Lawyer
A single act of negligence, be it wrongful conduct or the failure to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of others, can put the lives of Quinte West residents at risk. A driver neglecting to adhere to laws laid out in Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act could cause severe injuries to a fellow road user. In the blink of an eye, an innocent person may sustain severe, life-altering injuries that carry potential years of adverse effects.
There are many circumstances in which people across Ontario owe one another a duty of care – even if they are not aware of it. Duties of care are legal requirements for many Ontarians. Individuals with duties of care are required to take reasonable precautions to protect and maintain the physical safety of those around them. As in the aforementioned example of a driver, the people who operate motor vehicles in Quinte West are required to do so in a reasonably safe manner. Failure to do so by violating any number of traffic laws may lead to preventable collisions and cause severe injuries, or even wrongful death.
Owners and occupiers of property owe a duty of care to visitors on their premises to take reasonable measures to keep their property free of hazards. This may include things like maintaining the flooring so that broken tiles, loose carpeting, and uneven floors are fixed so as to prevent tripping accidents. This may also include demarcating slippery areas, such as on the tile floor of a grocery store, so as to try and prevent slip and falls.
The majority of accidents leading to injuries in Quinte West are preventable. If it were not for an individual’s negligence, many innocent accident victims would not need to suffer the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of an injurious event. Depending on the circumstances and nature of one’s injuries, the financial ramifications of a recovery process can be substantial. It is not uncommon for injured accident victims to accumulate debt as a result of their various injury-related bills.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should have to shoulder the cost of someone else’s negligence. If you or someone you love have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s wrongful actions or omissions, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact us today to speak through the specifics of your case and learn what legal options may be available to you.
Examples of Injury-Causing Accidents
While no two sets of circumstances within a personal injury case are the same, there are a range of common accidents and traumatic incidents with whose aftermath our Quinte West personal injury lawyers may be able to help. These include:
- Bicycle accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- ATV accidents
- And more
The Impacts of Personal Injury Accidents
Injuries sustained in the above-mentioned accidents may include broken bones, cuts and lacerations, internal organ damage, or catastrophic injuries such as paralysis or amputation. Life with a newly-acquired disability may be emotionally taxing. On top of the uncertain, often frightening process of physical rehabilitation, individuals may require modifications to their home, or mobility devices to help them get around in their day to day. These necessary supports often cost money, as do the costs of prescription medications, physiotherapy, travel to and from medical appointments, and more.
Often, injured accident victims have to take time away from work in order to heal, and this may mean losing the support of reliable income. Depending on the injuries they have sustained, a person may in fact no longer be able to continue performing the duties of their current occupation – or indeed any occupation. This loss of future potential income could have profoundly devastating effects on one’s financial security.
The stress and isolation many injured accident victims experience as a result of their physical and financial losses can often contribute to severe mental health issues such as chronic depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals recovering from a serious injury may turn to damaging behaviours such as substance abuse and other forms of addiction as a result of their psychological trauma.
There May Be Help Available
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should have to endure the physical, psychological, and financial trauma that is so devastatingly common among injured accident survivors. If you have sustained injuries in an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation that can help cover the financial losses you have incurred as a result of your injuries.
For more information, including dedicated feedback based on the specifics of your case, schedule a free initial consultation with our team of Quinte West personal injury lawyers today. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-JUSTICE to learn more.
Building a Case
Our Quinte West personal injury lawyers may be able to compile various kinds of evidence to prove the correlation between the actions or inactions of the at-fault party in your accident and the financial losses you have incurred as a result. If you are entitled to pursue compensation, the kinds of evidence that might help substantiate your claim could include:
- Testimony from eyewitnesses at the accident scene
- Video footage of the accident (eg. surveillance footage)
- Photographic evidence of the accident and/or its aftermath
- Medical evaluations from physicians and/or other medical professionals
- Police reports
- And more
Contact Our Quinte West Personal Injury Lawyers Today
You may be eligible for financial compensation by pursuing a civil claim against the party responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. The compensation you may be entitled to receive can provide much-needed relief from at least some of the suffering caused by the accident.
Each case is unique, and our team at Preszler Injury Lawyers is committed to providing compassionate, dedicated, detail-oriented service to our clients. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations, and will not charge a fee unless we win your case. Contact us today, online or over the phone at 1-800-JUSTICE, to speak with our Quinte West personal injury lawyers and learn how we may be of service to you.