Accidents can happen to anyone. Even the most cautious individual can be injured in an unexpected, traumatic incident resulting from another community’s negligence.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, negligence can refer to various forms of misconduct. Generally speaking, though, negligence refers to an individual’s or organization’s failure to fulfill a legally required duty of care to another party.
Many people and entities have a legally mandated obligation to take the safety of others into consideration. For example, in accordance with the provincial Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people or companies that own or oversee the maintenance of and access to commercial or residential properties are required to take preventative measures to reduce the risks of injuries on-site. Failing to repair maintenance hazards, warn guests about them, or take other precautions to prevent injuries on their premises could be considered negligence.
The operators of motor vehicles are also responsible for taking the safety of others into account. Drivers are responsible for obeying the rules of the road legislated by the Traffic Safety Act. As such, they must obey local traffic laws, operate their vehicles in a reasonably cautious manner, and take the safety of other motorists, their passengers, cyclists, pedestrians, and other road-users into account.
If a driver violates any number of traffic laws, their wrongful actions could lead to an accident with life-changing consequences. When road-users are involved in accidents caused by negligent drivers, even if their injuries are only moderately severe, they often incur substantial financial losses that adversely impact their economic stability for years to come.
In addition to property occupiers and motor vehicle operators, certain licensed professionals, medical practitioners, and other members of the local community have legal obligations to safeguard the physical well-being of others. If someone’s failure to uphold the duty of care they owed you caused you to be injured, our Wood Buffalo personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation.
By holding negligent parties accountable for their misconduct, our personal injury lawyers serving Wood Buffalo may be able to help you recover compensation for financial losses you have incurred as a result of the injuries you have sustained. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the compensation to which you might be entitled could include damages for:
To learn more about working with our Wood Buffalo personal injury lawyers, call us today to schedule a free initial consultation on your case.
By offering all prospective clients a cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation, our personal injury lawyers serving Wood Buffalo strive to provide personalized, case-specific legal advice to injured members of the local community. If you were injured in an accident and are unsure of where to turn for financial restitution, contact us today and take advantage of your free initial consultation with our Wood Buffalo personal injury lawyers.
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