No matter how much you may think that a personal injury will not happen to you, no one has the crystal ball of foresight. You may become surprised that, after being injured, you are left with a negative impact on your daily life activities and income and may not be aware of the next steps to take in your life. If you are suffering from pain due to a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or another accident causing personal injury, the best thing you can do is seek legal advice.
Regardless of how a personal injury occurs, once it results from another individual’s reckless or negligent behaviour, you should consult with a lawyer to determine your eligibility for filing a claim. Many people are not aware of their entitlement to a claim against the insurance provider or against the responsible party and property owner. The earlier you seek legal advice, the better chance you have to get compensation for your injuries sustained.
To familiarize you with the accidents that may result in a personal injury claim, below are some examples:
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. There are a number of factors that may have contributed to the cause of the accident including speed, environment, driving skills, impairment due to alcohol or drugs, behavior, distracted driving, and street racing to name a few. Please refer to our ‘Motor Vehicle Accidents’ page for more information.
If you slip and fall, or trip and fall, on the premises of another and suffer injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner or person in possession of the premises where the injury occurred. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for invitee’s and free from any potential slip and/or trip hazards. Please refer to our ‘Slip and Falls’ page for more information.
Brain injuries may occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or another accident causing injury. Brain injuries are among the most debilitating injuries a victim can sustain and are very complex in nature. The recovery process for this type of injury will take time, and sometimes a substantial amount. Please refer to our ‘Brain Injuries’ page for more information.
You may seek damages if, for example, you were out walking in a public place and another individual’s dog attacks you. The owner of the dog retains liability for the attack even if he or she was unaware of the dog’s capacity for aggression. It is crucial to identify the owner of the dog for establishing liability and to collect and preserve the evidence of the attack (this includes photographs of your injuries and proof of the dog’s ownership, if available). It is also important to report the bite or attack to animal services.
If you were involved in an accident causing personal injury, you should contact the experienced lawyers at Lemieux Litigation with offices in Barrie, Ontario for a better understanding of your case and know your next steps. If you are suffering from serious injuries or hospitalization, we have the willingness to visit and see you. We offer certified specialist advice, with a proven track record of success at Trial. We serve clients in all of Simcoe County including Barrie, Bradford, Collingwood, Innisfil, Newmarket, Orangeville, Orillia, Midland, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and surrounding areas.
At Lemieux Litigation we will not ask for any upfront fees. You only pay us if we win your case. ‘No win, no pay lawyers.’