5 Common Reasons for a Personal Injury Case
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may have the right to recover damages if you’ve been injured. Personal injury law will apply to anyone that has been injured because of someone else’s intent, negligence or reckless behaviour. Personal law covers a wide variety of situations, however, the 5 most common reasons for a personal injury case are listed below.
Auto and motorbike accidents are the leading cause of personal injury cases in Canada. Each year more than 150,000 injuries occur and approximately 2000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents across the country. Sadly, many of these accidents lead to costly medical bills, rehabilitation costs, loss of income and property damage – many which are not always covered under insurance. When you’ve been involved in a crash as a result of human error and negligence, an injury lawyer can help you get you the compensation you need to cover your losses in full.
Over 7000 Canadians are knocked off their bike and seriously injured while riding their bicycle every year, with over 70 of those accidents resulting in death. The vast majority of these accidents involve inappropriate practices, poor road maintenance, and driver negligence. If you or someone you know has been injured in a biking accident, you may be eligible for damages if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another.
Did you know that there are approximately 500,000 dog bites that are reported in Canada each year? Even a small bite can cause serious injury and financial ramifications, so if you’ve been bit by a dog it’s important to contact an injury lawyer to seek settlement for your injuries.
Construction sites, office buildings and retail stores also face numerous lawsuits every year due to slip and fall injuries and other accidents related to property and employer negligence. An accident and injury lawyer can help you get the settlement you need to pay for your recovery and cover any lost wages.
Medical practitioners can make mistakes too. However, you should never have to live with the impact of those mistakes. If the care they have provided does not meet industry standards, you may be eligible for compensation for the losses that you have experienced under their care.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us at Zuber Brioux for a free consultation. We will help you begin the process to get you the settlement you need to cover all of your expenses and get the justice you deserve.