Have you or someone that you love become the victim of a Cambridge auto accident?
Did you know that if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by a careless driver, you may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages and more?
At the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners, we have DETAILED knowledge of Ontario’s traffic and insurance laws and will fight for the justice that you deserve.
To learn more, call us today at (866) 207-2051 or fill out our “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page.
Causes of Car Crashes
It’s important to note that in most instances, many auto accidents can be avoided. In fact, driver negligence is the most common cause of a motor vehicle collisions and can result in life-changing consequences for all involved.
With this in mind, legally, a driver would be considered negligent if they behaved in a way that a reasonable driver would not have; for example, a negligent driver runs a red light while a reasonable driver does not.
Some common causes of motor vehicle accidents include:
- Driving recklessly
- Disobey traffic signs/signals
- Bad weather conditions (snow, sleet, ice, etc.)
- Loss of vehicle control
Loss of vehicle control could occur due to bad weather, however, it may also be caused by a vehicle defect. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Cambridge car accident caused by a defective vehicle, the victim may be entitled to file a product liability claim.
Fill out the Free Case Evaluation form at the top right hand corner for more information on product liability claims.
Types of Auto Collisions
In many instances, the cause of a collision and location of an motor vehicle collision can determine what type of collision occurred.
A common example of this would be where a head-on collision would be more likely to occur on two lane highway or perhaps a nose-tail accident taking place in a heavily congested area.
Another contributing factor is the weather, which can cause vehicles to behave differently when there is ice, snow or other materials that are caught between the tires of a vehicle and the road surface.
Some other types of collisions include:
- Read-end accident
- Head-on collision
- T-Bone or side-impact accident
- Single-vehicle wreck
Multi-vehicle wrecks, also known as pileups, also commonly occur on long stretches of road like a highway. These pileups can include three vehicles or in severe cases up to 50.
Common Accident Injuries
In Ontario, the Ministry of Transportation reported that one of the most common injuries suffered by motor vehicle accident victims was the fracture of a lower limb followed by the fracture of the neck and trunk.
It’s also worth noting that many muscular-related injuries can takes days to weeks to surface. This especially applies to whiplash type of injuries, which can cause victims to experience numbness, throbbing, headaches, sensitivity to light and a number of other symptoms days after the actual accident has occurred.
The sudden impact of an auto collision can lead to many other types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord injury/paralysis
- Deep tissue bruising
- Airbag burns
Seeking medical assistance after an accident is extremely important as the shock of the collision can often omit tell-tale signs of internal injuries. Missing the signs and symptoms of an injury can prolong the amount of time it takes to receive treatment and begin the recovery process.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, contact the lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners to determine what your legal rights are. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation form at the top right hand corner of this page.
Contact our Cambridge Car Accident Lawyers Today
Following a motor vehicle accident, many victims will not know what to do next and will leave it up to the insurance companies to handle the claim.
However, speaking with an experienced and reputable lawyer can help you determine what your legal rights are and if you are entitled to further accident benefits.
At the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners, you can find some of the best personal injury lawyers in Windsor that are dedicated to fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation injury victims deserve. Dealing with with an auto accident claim can lead to increased stress, which is why you need a lawyer who can help you manage your situation.
For more than 30 years we have been working with accident injury victims in the Cambridge area, as well as in:
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We can provide a 100% FREE assessment that can help you determine if you have the grounds to file a claim, and if so, how to proceed.
Contact us today at (866) 207-2051 to find out how we can help you with you with your auto claim today.