Timmins Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you hurt in a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall accident, or other traumatic event resulting from the negligence of another party or entity? If so, our Timmins personal injury lawyers may be able to provide you with crucial legal assistance to help you get the compensation to which you might be entitled.
In accordance with various provincial legislations, certain members of the populace owe a duty of care to others. When these parties or entities shirk their legal responsibilities, they could potentially endanger the lives of innocent, unsuspecting community members. If their wrongful actions lead to an accident in which another person sustains compensable physical or psychological injuries, the at-fault party could be considered negligent. If so, they might be liable for damages incurred by the injured party as a result of being involved in the accident they caused.
Depending on the nature of the accident and the severity of the injuries they have sustained, the damages to which injured accident survivors might be entitled could be economic and/or non-economic in nature. Economic damages refer to the calculable costs incurred by accident victims because of the injuries they have already sustained, as well as damages they could incur in the future on account of the at-fault party’s negligence. These damages can be totalled by tallying all injury-related financial losses already paid for out-of-pocket and by estimating monetary losses that will be incurred in the future.
For example, if the injuries sustained by an accident survivor make it impossible for them to perform the duties of your job, by working with a Timmins personal injury lawyer, they might be able to pursue compensation for the expected loss of future income in addition to costs they have already incurred. Furthermore, if their injuries render an accident victim immobile or robs them of their independence, they may require ongoing attendant care for the foreseeable future. The future costs required to hire personal support workers could be included in the economic damages pursued by an injured accident victim’s personal injury lawyer.
While economic damages can be tabulated by calculating how many out-of-pocket costs the injured party has incurred and future monetary losses they are likely to experience as a result of their injuries, quantifying non-economic damages is a more difficult task. However, oftentimes the non-economic damages sustained by catastrophically injured survivors of serious accidents are even more impactful on their overall quality of life than any monetary losses. Catastrophic injuries are permanent and severe, frequently impacting accident victims’ abilities to participate in activities they enjoyed prior to sustaining injuries. In these truly unfortunate circumstances, accident victims who have sustained catastrophic injuries might be able to pursue non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Anyone can be involved in an injurious, life-changing accident. Even the most cautious, safety-minded community members could have their lives turned upside down after an unexpected encounter with a negligent motorist, boat operator, property owner, medical professional, consumer product manufacturer, or other community member who shirks the duty of care they are legally required to provide to others.
Throughout the province, many individuals owe a duty of care to other citizens. For example, in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, anyone who operates a motor vehicle is required to do so with a reasonable degree of caution and in consideration for the safety of other road-users, including:
- Other drivers
- Their passengers
- Motorcycle riders
- And others
If a driver violates any of the rules of the road and their wrongful conduct causes a collision in which another road-user sustains compensable injuries, the at-fault motorist might be considered negligent. As a result, they might be liable for damages incurred by injured accident victims.
Common examples of driver negligence that frequently leads to injury-causing collisions in Timmins include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Improperly changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- And more
The wrongful conduct of negligent drivers can cause accidents in which unsuspecting, law-abiding road-users lose their lives. Families can be ripped apart. People going about their regular business could sustain life-altering injuries with permanent, devastating consequences.
But motor vehicle operators are not the only people who are legally responsible for safeguarding the physical well-being of others. In accordance with the provincial Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people responsible for maintaining commercial and/or residential properties are also required to take the safety of others into consideration. That means, the property’s owners and/or occupiers must do regular and routine inspections and maintenance, addressing any potentially dangerous hazards on-site in a timely and efficient manner. If they neglect their responsibilities, unassuming guests, employees, customers, mail carriers, tenants, or passersby could be seriously injured in a slip and fall accident.
Slip and fall hazards often sound harmless, but their consequences can be severe, long-lasting, and impactful. Some examples include:
- Wet floors
- Spilled liquids
- Loose carpeting
- Uneven floors
- Improperly cleared ice and snow
- Cluttered walkways
- Broken tiles
- Cracked sidewalks
- Broken or missing handrails
- And more
If a property owner/occupier’s negligence led to an injury-causing accident on their premises, they could be required to provide injured accident victims with compensation. Our Timmins personal injury lawyers might be able to help injured accident survivors recover fair compensation from the at-fault property owner/occupier.
Consider booking a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers serving Timmins if someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain injuries as the result of a:
- Slip and fall accident
- Snowmobile accident
- Car accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accident
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- Truck accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- And more
To take advantage of your free initial consultation with our Timmins personal injury lawyers, call 1-800-JUSTICE and schedule your no-obligation first meeting today.
Call 1-800-JUSTICE For a Free Initial Consultation
There is only a short period of time during which injured accident survivors have the legal wherewithal to pursue compensation. If someone else’s wrongful actions or inactions were responsible for the injuries you sustained, there is no time to waste. Call 1-800-JUSTICE today to review the details of your case with our Timmins personal injury lawyers.
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