Personal Injury Claims

The world can be an unpredictable place. In the blink of an eye, an unexpected accident can occur, leaving unsuspecting Albertans to cope with the consequences.

Accidents often occur while going about one’s daily routine. Commonplace activities like driving to work, picking kids up from school, shopping at a grocery store, riding a bike, or snowmobiling through rural areas can end in disaster.

Sadly, a heightened sense of caution does not always protect people from accidents outside of their control. In many circumstances, accidents resulting in personal injuries that require hospitalization are the cause of someone else’s negligence.

Actions have consequences. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to deal with the stressful, life-altering, and expensive consequences of someone else’s negligent actions. Our  personal injury lawyers are committed to helping the injured victims of accidents throughout the province in their pursuits of compensation, fair treatment, and justice. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation with our  personal injury lawyers.

What is Negligence?

Throughout the province of Alberta, specific laws and regulations are in place to legislate their responsibilities and hold them accountable for their actions. Many people have a provincially mandated obligation to take the safety of others into account when performing certain actions.

Take driving for example. In accordance with the province’s Traffic Safety Act, anyone who operates a motor vehicle is required by law to exercise reasonable caution on Alberta’s roads and highways. Motor vehicle operators are legally required to obey traffic regulations. This obligation exists in order to reduce the risk of serious or fatal traffic collisions.

If fulfilled, the duty of care Alberta drivers owe to other road-users has the potential to save lives and protect the physical well-being of countless motor vehicle operators, their passengers, pedestrians, bicycle riders, and other road-users. But failing to uphold this duty of care could lead to tragic, life-altering, and preventable accidents.

When a motor vehicle operator’s wrongful actions on the road cause a collision with another road-user, the at-fault driver may be considered negligent. Common examples of negligence that often leads to injury-causing motor vehicle collisions include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic signs/signals
  • Improperly changing lanes
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless endangerment
  • And more

The actions of negligent motor vehicle operators can have disastrous consequences. But they are not the only Albertans who owe a duty of care to others.

According to the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, property occupiers have a responsibility to keep their premises safe so that invited guests and other people with a legal right to visit the property will not be injured on-site. In this context, the term “occupier” could refer to the property’s owner, a person responsible for the premises’ condition and the activities conducted thereon, and a person who controls access to the property.

Occupiers are responsible for keeping their visitors free from harm by safeguarding the condition of the premises, any activities conducted on the premises, and the conduct of third parties on the premises. If an occupier neglects their duty of care by neglecting to repair or warn guests about maintenance hazards, by failing to provide adequate security, or by engaging in other forms of negligence, visitors to the property could be involved in serious, injury-causing accidents.

Our own actions can have profound impacts on the lives of others. That is why rules about personal responsibility have been signed into law. If a person violates these rules and neglects to uphold their duties of care, they could be held accountable for injuries or deaths arising from their negligence.

Negligent parties whose wrongful actions have harmed other members of the local community could be liable for their damages. Therefore, if someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain compensable injuries, you might be eligible to pursue legal action against them. By working with our legal team, you may be able to get the compensation you deserve.

What Kind of Compensation Might Be Available?

Every personal injury case is unique. No two accidents are the same. And several factors, including the manner in which a person’s injuries were sustained and the financial impact they have had on their lives determine the amount of compensation to which they might be entitled.

In Alberta, every auto insurance policy is required to include provisions for Section B benefits. These no-fault accident benefits are intended to help injured survivors of motor vehicle accidents or the families of wrongfully deceased accident victims in their times of need. Regardless of who was at-fault for the accident, injured parties should be able to recover Section B benefits.

That said, these benefits do not always cover accident survivors’ total injury-related losses. This is particularly true for people who have survived motor vehicle collisions with permanent, catastrophic injuries who often face exorbitant, lifetime costs related to their medical, rehabilitative, and attendant care.

If your injury was the result of another driver’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against them. By taking legal action, we may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physiotherapy
  • Mobility aids, assistive medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Home modifications to accommodate newly acquired disabilities
  • Ambulance services
  • Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
  • Housekeeping services
  • Psychological counseling
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Reduced future earning capability
  • And possibly more

Don’t Pay Unless We Win

No one expects to be injured in an accident, and few people are financially prepared for the consequences of someone else’s negligence. That is why our personal injury lawyers provide assistance to community members who have been injured in a variety of traumatic, life-changing circumstances, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • E-bike and e-scooter accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • And more

For more than sixty years, Preszler Injury Lawyers have provided crucial legal advice and assistance to injured Canadians. We offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation, so that everyone in need of legal advice can take advantage of personalized, case-specific feedback. Additionally, at Preszler Injury Lawyers, there are no upfront or hidden administrative fees. We invest in the clients we represent and fight on their behalf to get them the compensation to which they are rightfully entitled. The best part is, you do not pay a cent unless we win your case.

To book your free initial consultation and learn how our injury lawyers may be able to assist you, contact us today.

 

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