Nobody expects to be injured in an accident. Unfortunately, accidents resulting in personal injuries can occur when you least expect them, often while performing regular, mundane activities. One moment, a commute to work, trip to the grocery store, or other regular errand could seem perfectly normal and unremarkable. The next moment, disaster could strike out of the blue.
Many injured survivors of accidents in Calgary find themselves overwhelmed by physical limitations and pain, psychological difficulties, and new financial obligations. If an accident victim’s injuries prevent them from returning to work for any period of time, the financial impact of an unexpected accident could become even more burdensome.
Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time of year, to anyone. Even the most safety-conscious Calgarian could be severely injured – or even lose their life – as the result of another party’s negligence.
Perhaps without even realizing it, countless people across the province have a legal responsibility to uphold a duty of care to others. For example, in accordance with the Traffic Safety Act, drivers and other motorists have a legal obligation to exercise reasonable caution while operating their vehicles. If a driver exceeds the posted speed limit, operates their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drives distractedly, ignores traffic signals, or violates any other traffic safety rule, their wrongful actions could have life-changing consequences for an unsuspecting accident victim. As such, if their misconduct leads to an injury-causing or fatal collision, the at-fault motorist could be considered negligent. In these situations, they could be liable for compensating the injured victims of their negligence.
Similarly, accidents that occur on other people’s properties could be the result of someone else’s negligence. For example, slip and fall accidents are frequently the result of a responsible party’s failure to take adequate, preventative safety precautions.
The responsibilities of property owners, managers, security personnel, and other occupiers are legislated by the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act. The people who oversee, maintain, and control access to residential and commercial premises are responsible for taking reasonable actions to reduce the risk of accidental injuries on-site. If a property’s occupier knows about potentially dangerous hazards on their premises – or should know about them – but fails to take reasonable steps to mitigate their risks in a timely manner and/or fails to properly warn guests about them, they might be liable for damages arising from any ensuing, injury-causing accidents caused by their negligence.
If you have been involved in an accident, regardless of your injuries’ severity, it is likely that you have already felt their impacts on your everyday life. Our Calgary personal injury lawyers believe that no one should be made to suffer physically, emotionally, or economically because of someone else’s failure to live up to their basic responsibilities.
By working with our personal injury lawyers serving Calgary, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages your injuries have caused or will cause in the future. These might include:
To learn more about how our Calgary personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, contact us today and receive a free, no-obligation initial consultation on your case.
Our Calgary personal injury lawyers strive to reduce financial barriers to accessing our legal services. That is why we offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation on their cases, and work on a contingency fee basis. That means you can access personalized legal advice at no cost and, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, will not be required to pay us unless we win your case.
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