Tyendinaga Personal Injury Lawyer
After an unexpected accident, entire lives could be uprooted. An accident in Tyendinaga may result in injuries from moderate to severe, potentially requiring hospitalization, ongoing physiotherapy, mental health services, long-term care, lifestyle adjustments, as well as other vital and potentially expensive solutions.
The aftermath of a traumatic incident may be confusing, disorienting, and overwhelming. It may be difficult for an accident survivor to know their legal rights, including compensation that may be available to them through a civil claim. However, there is a strict time limit in Ontario on how long an injured accident victim may have to pursue legal action under the statute of limitations.
Our team of Tyendinaga personal injury lawyers provide free initial consultations, and would be happy to discuss the specifics of your case, including what compensation may be available to you. Contact us today at Preszler Injury Lawyers to schedule your call.
Who is Eligible to Pursue a Personal Injury Claim?
There are many different situations, including a range of different accidents, that may qualify an individual to recover compensation through a civil claim. In the context of premises liability claims, you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim if you have slipped on improperly cleared ice and/or snow in front of someone else’s home or commercial property. If you have been injured as a result of a snowmobile collision caused by an intoxicated driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Similarly, if you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver who was texting behind the wheel, there may be legal options available to you.
Accidents such as the ones listed above happen all the time, and they can cause injuries ranging from moderate to life-threatening. While every accident is different, and the specific circumstances of each situation unique, these examples often share one common factor: in each case, it is another party’s negligence that has caused the injurious accident.
If you have sustained compensable injuries as a result of an accident brought upon by the negligence of another party, there may be compensation available to you. If eligible, you might be able to work with our Tyendinaga personal injury lawyers who may be able to help you provide evidence that:
- The party at fault for your accident owed you a duty of care (meaning, reasonable precautions to protect your safety)
- That, in engagement in wrongful conduct, the party at fault for your accident failed to uphold that duty of care
- That, as a direct result of their negligence, an accident occured and caused you injuries
- That you have incurred financial losses as a result of your injuries
Duty of Care
Many people across Ontario owe one another a duty of care, at times without even knowing it. A duty of care refers to the legal requirement that certain individuals or organizations will take reasonable measures to protect the physical safety of others
A common example is the duty of care all operators of motor vehicles owe to fellow road users. Drivers are required to follow the laws laid out in the Highway Traffic Act, which include the requirement to follow speed limits, obey traffic signs, pay attention to the road without distraction, abstain from consuming alcohol and/or drugs before getting behind the wheel, and signal properly when making lane changes. If a driver fails to fulfill their legal duty of care and causes an accident that injures other parties, the at-fault driver could be considered negligent. Therefore, they could be liable for the damages their accident victims have incurred as a result of their trauma.
Another example of duty of care may be found in the context of premises liability. In Ontario, the owners and/or occupiers of property may be considered liable if they know about a potential hazard on their property, such as cluttered walkways, slippery flooring, or broken stairs but fail to repair it or warn visitors about the hazard. Should a visitor sustain injuries in a slip and fall or other form of accident as a result of a property owner and/or occupier’s negligence, the owner and/or occupier may be responsible for compensating the injured accident victim.
Types of Injuries
Common injuries sustained by accident victims in Tyendinaga, caused by a range of different kinds of accidents, may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
- And more
It is not only car accidents and slip and falls that may cause the above-mentioned injuries. Indeed, examples of accidents that may commonly affect residents of Tyendinaga can include:
- ATV accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Truck accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- And more
How Can Tyendinaga Personal Injury Lawyers Help?
The road to recovery from serious injuries can be long and challenging, not to mention expensive. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we understand and appreciate the many difficulties of a recovery process, including feelings of isolation, anger, and frustration. In addition to sustaining physical injuries, it is not uncommon for injured accident victims to develop mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident.
Our Tyendinaga personal injury lawyers are committed to providing dedicated service to our clients, helping pursue the compensation they are rightfully owed. By working with Preszler Injury Lawyers, injured accident victims may be able to recover financial support for the following:
- Ambulance services
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological counseling
- Mobility aids, assistive medical equipment
- Home modifications to accommodate newly acquired disabilities
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Reduced future earning capability
- Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
- Housekeeping services
- And possibly more
Contact Our Tyendinaga Personal Injury Lawyers Today
We believe that no one should have to bear the financial consequences of another person’s negligence. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we prioritize clear, compassionate, transparent and efficient collaboration with our clients. We offer free initial consultations with no obligation to hire us or move forward with legal actions, and, should you choose to pursue a civil claim, we do not charge fees unless we win your case.
In order to receive personalized legal advice from our team of Tyendinaga personal injury lawyers, and learn how we might be of service to you, contact us online at Preszler Injury Lawyers today, or call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.