No matter how severe, injuries sustained in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence can cause major disruptions to a person’s life. Often impacting an accident victim physically, psychologically, and financially, the negative effects of unexpected injuries can be wide-ranging and all-encompassing.
In Edmonton, people sustain injuries in all manner of accidents. Depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained, the lives and livelihoods of injured accident victims could never be the same after surviving their traumatic incident.
Even if it is not immediately apparent to the injured victim in the aftermath of their accident, many traumatic events that cause injuries requiring hospitalization are the result of another party’s negligence. Various people and organizations can be considered negligent if they fail to uphold a duty of care they are legally required to provide to others.
For example, in accordance with the provincial Occupiers’ Liability Act, anyone who owns and/or oversees commercial or residential properties is required to take the safety of lawful visitors into consideration when maintaining their premises. If a property’s occupier knows that a hazard or maintenance-related defect on the premises poses a risk to the safety of others but fails to take any action to properly address it or warn guests about it, they might be considered negligent. If their negligence leads to a traumatic event in which one of their visitors is injured, the at-fault party might be responsible for providing the aggrieved guest with compensation for their damages.
Similarly, the people who operate motor vehicles throughout the province are required to abide by the rules legislated by Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act. That means all drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to other road-users, including other drivers, their passengers, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, cyclists, and others. Engaging in any kind of unlawful conduct behind the wheel is considered negligence. For example, if a driver exceeds the posted speed limit, operates their vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, ignores traffic signs, drives distractedly, or violates any other rule of the road, their negligence could cause a collision in which another road-user sustains a range of injuries. If their wrongful actions lead to an injury-causing accident, the at-fault party should be responsible for providing injured parties with financial compensation.
Our Edmonton personal injury lawyers believe that no one should be forced to pay the price of someone else’s negligence. And yet, countless injured accident survivors in our community find themselves struggling to keep up with the rising costs associated with the injuries they have sustained.
By working with our personal injury lawyers serving Edmonton, injured survivors of various traumatic incidents may be able to recover the compensation they are rightfully owed. Our Edmonton personal injury lawyers have experience pursuing civil claims against negligent parties and entities to help our clients recover:
To learn more about how our personal injury lawyers serving Edmonton may be able to help you stand up for your rights, contact us today.
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