Legal Help Line For Toronto Personal Injury Lawyers
The Personal Injury Lawyer represents you, the victim, and their families who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Personal injuries not only cause physical pain, but also emotional and financial hardship through many forms:
- Loss of work
- Medical bills
- Emotional overload
At the Legal Help Line we understand that when an accident happens it can be confusing and stressful, we are here to help relieve this additional burden. We understand that your life has been changed forever, what used to be a simple pleasure has become a chore, your daily routines have been disrupted, and that the economic losses are often devastating. Whether caused by an automobile accident, defective product, or other negligent, careless, or reckless conduct, injuries can alter people’s lives forever. We are here to simple help you get effective, fair, and rightful representation.
Here in Toronto and Ontario in general, you must prove that you have been injured by another party’s careless or reckless actions to win a personal injury claim. Thus we have listed below some of the key principles of personal injury:
Negligence – This is basically failure to use reasonable care and insight to prevent an accident. It is present when an individual’s careless act or failure to act has caused injury. Even if the act was or may be unintentional, the defendant could still be held liable for damages. There is often liability insurance for acts of negligence. Normally this is covered by the defendant’s auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or another general liability insurance policy.
Strict liability – This applies primarily to product liability. These are claims filed against manufacturers or suppliers for unsafe products that cause an injury. Included in this category are claims against dog owners who have a pet that bites. Again liability insurance is often available to compensate the victims who suffer personal injury as a result of the strict liability of the responsible person.
Intentional or reckless misconduct – This category includes the malicious or intentional infliction of harm that results in an injury or death. In the ultimate case where misconduct results in death, the family of the victim may be able to recover punitive damages.
Comparative negligence – This situation may arise when the actions of the injured person have contributed in some form to his or her own harm. If , and only if the courts find the injured person is comparatively negligent it is likely a reduced amount will be rewarded. Basically the negligence is divided between the injured party and the defendant based on the courts determination; damages are reduced or split accordingly.
Damages – This is what is awarded to victims who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death as a result of the misconduct of another individual or business. Within Toronto and the GTA this could consist of medical bills, lost earnings, scarring, disability, loss in enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and for pain and suffering. Where a death is involved punitive damages may be awarded in some cases.
Its was a terribly unfortunate accident that left me at least two years out of work. I was stressed over how I could pay my bills, a friend recommended I speak with a Lawyer.
I’m so glad that I did as I have been completely taken care of and now only worry about my recovery.
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Personal injury and wrongful death cases are technical and can be complex. We have experience before administrative boards, trial courts and appellate courts, and have helped victims prevail on claims for some of the most serious personal injury cases.
Important To Know
If your involved in a personal injury and wrongful death case it is important to remember that they are always emotional. During this period and while you are upset or grieving, you should not make any major decisions that will limit any future recoveries without consulting an attorney. Call us or send us an email message regarding your situation and we can offer help regarding your situation. It is very important that you do not enter into any settlement, sign any release or accept any money in exchange for releasing an individual, corporation, or insurance company from liability. We have seen cases where these representatives try to play your vulnerabilities against to you in an attempt to settle for far less than you may deserve.
We can help you handle a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice (including malpractice by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals)
- Premises Liability (including a slip and fall accident and the failure to warn of a danger on the premises)
- Product Liability (including defects in the manufacture or design of a product and the failure to warn of a product danger)
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
Physical and emotional injuries in these cases may come in all types and forms, some of which may not be physically visible. If you feel you have a personal injury or wrongful death case and need some legal help, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.
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