According to many people’s understanding, personal injury is all about car accidents. Although a majority of personal injury claims involve automobile accidents such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles among others, there are actually many other cases that can be categorized under personal injury. We are going to look at some of the most common personal injury cases in Canada.
Millions of people are involved in car accidents each year across the world. No wonder the car accidents come on top of the list as the most common type of personal injury case handled by personal injury lawyers. Some of the causes leading to most car accidents on our roads include driving under the influence, driver negligence, over-speeding, inexperienced driving, especially by teens and driver distraction among others.
- Motorcycle accidents
A number of reported motorcycle accidents are said to have been caused by a car or truck driver. Although it may seem fun to ride a motorcycle, motorcycle accident injuries can be so severe than any other. Some of the worst motorcycle accidents actually result in death.
- Slip and fall accidents
There are many people that didn’t know that you can file a lawsuit on slip and fall accidents. According to many people, they believe slip and fall accidents are own-created and not as a result of negligence on another person. The truth, however, is that slip and fall accidents can be caused following some form of negligence by another party that did not ensure your safety while on the premises. It is indeed the duty of any property owner to maintain the safety of their premises. Learning this, if you are involved in a slip and fall accident and sustain serious injuries while somebody’s property, the owner or manager of the premises will be held legally liable for the injuries sustained.
- Medical malpractice
Whoever said, professionals, are always right must be wrong. Even with the most knowledgeable, experienced medical doctors, mistakes are bound to happen. In such cases, a healthcare professional may deliver substandard care causing harm to the patient. It is saddening to note that there is an increase in the number of medical malpractice cases each year in Toronto and Canada in general and as a result the need to have professional medical malpractice lawyers to help patients obtain justice by filing a claim for compensation for the harm and injuries sustained.
- Animal attacks especially dog bites
Dog bites are common accidents in many parts of Canada. In case someone’s dog or other pets bite or attack you, you are entitled to file a lawsuit against the owner of that pet for all the
injuries sustained and damages incurred. In order to advance your case, you need to talk to a professional personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with cases of the same nature.
- Pedestrian accidents
These accidents occur all the time, especially on the busy streets and intersections of major towns and cities like Ontario, Toronto and the rest. These kinds of accidents involve pedestrians and any type of automobiles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. In such an eventuality, you are entitled to hold the driver of the car or truck liable for the injuries sustained and the damages incurred. Talking to professional personal injury lawyers that have handled such cases of pedestrian accidents will allow you to focus on your recovery as the legal experts gather evidence to demonstrate that the driver was indeed negligent by breaking a traffic law that led to the incident.
- Wrongful death
Negligence of a person can indeed lead to the loss of another life. Negligent actions of another person, organization or government entity can, therefore, be considered as a ground for filing a lawsuit against the involved party by one of the family members of the deceased person. The lawsuit usually looks into getting compensation that will cover medical bills, lost family income, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and loss of companionship among others
All these are just but a few of the many personal injury claims sought by people in Canada and other parts of the world. Others that are also common include, product liability, boating accidents, and workplace accidents and premises liability among others.
Contact our personal injury lawyers for legal help
In case you have been involved in any of the above personal injury accidents within Toronto or any part of Canada, contact Da Silva Legal Services Professional Corporation; a leading personal injury law firm with headquarters in Toronto but spread out throughout Canada. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers and the road to your recovery and fair compensation will be set clear.