Without even necessarily knowing it, various members of our society have legal obligations to protect the safety and physical well-being of others. When these individuals or organizations fail to live up to their legal responsibilities and, instead, engage in wrongful conduct, they could put the very lives of other community members at risk.
Take the operators of motor vehicles for example. In accordance with the province’s Traffic Safety Act, all drivers owe a duty of care to other road-users, including:
Unfortunately, motorists do not always take the safety of others into account while operating their vehicles. If a driver violates the rules of the road – even for the briefest of moments – their negligence can have far-reaching consequences for unsuspecting car accident victims. Glancing away from the windshield for a second to check a cell phone notification, speeding through an intersection to make a red light, changing lanes without signaling, and other illegal actions on the road could severely injure or kill another road-user, to whom a duty of care was legally owed.
In a similar vein, property “occupiers” are required to comply with the legal requirements mandated by the Occupiers’ Liability Act. In the context of premises liability claims, the term “occupier” could refer to and individual or organization that:
The occupiers of commercial and residential properties must take certain precautions on their premises to reduce the risks of injuries on-site. If they fail to conduct routine maintenance, repair potential hazards on the property, or sufficiently warn guests about unsafe features on the property, they could be considered negligent.
When the wrongful actions of negligent parties cause accidents resulting in personal injuries, they might be liable for damages incurred by the injured accident victim. By working with our Cochrane personal injury lawyers, injured survivors of accidents in the region may be able to recover compensation for damages they have incurred as a result of another party’s negligence. These damages might include:
To learn more about how our personal injury lawyers serving Cochrane may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, contact us today.
Our Cochrane personal injury lawyers are committed to providing crucial legal assistance to members of the local community who have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially because of someone else’s negligence. Additionally, our personal injury lawyers serving Cochrane are also committed to reducing financial barriers to accessing our legal services.
That is why, in addition to offering all prospective clients a free initial consultation, our Cochrane personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you do not pay unless we win! To schedule your cost-free, no-obligation consultation, contact our personal injury lawyers serving Cochrane today.
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