According to Transport Canada, there were a total of 480 passenger fatalities throughout 2010, while the total number of car accident fatalities for that year was 2,227. Also in 2010, there were 11,226 serious injuries across our roadways, many of which were to the passengers of the vehicles.
In most instances, the passenger of the vehicle will not be held liable if the accident was caused by that vehicle, unless they made some sort of action which caused the driver to become distracted and crash.
Passengers of an accident may also be able to recover compensation for their losses and damages, as in many accident situations, they often have no control over the actions of the driver that is controlling the vehicle they are traveling in.
Have you or someone you love been the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a serious accident?
The car accident lawyers at the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners have deep sympathy for all of those injured in motor vehicle collisions and will fight for their justice in a court of law. At our law firm, we proudly offer 100% FREE case reviews to help determine the merits of your claim and we only get paid when we win.
Find out more by completing the Free Case Evaluation form on this page or by calling (866) 320-4770.
Types of Passenger Injuries
Transport Canada has released a report indicating there were a total of 170,629 car accident injuries throughout all of 2010. Of course, these injuries ranged from minimal to serious injuries, many of which were also caused to passengers of the vehicles.
Here in Windsor, Ontario we live in a highly populated area, thus there tends to be more accidents. Our lawyers advise everyone to operate their vehicles with caution while traveling across our roadways in order to reduce the total number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities which occur each year.
A few of the most common types of passenger injuries include:
Back injuries are a very common type of injury associated with car accidents. These types of injuries typically include sprains, strains, and herniated discs. However, in more severe cases back injuries may lead to spinal cord damages and paralysis, where an individual may no longer be able to move or feel part of their body.
Car crashes are the leading cause of bone fractures throughout all of Canada. This is simply due to the fact that bones require a great force to cause them to break, and a great force is created during an auto accident.
Chest injuries are a common form of injury caused when the airbags in a vehicle deploy. Often times airbags generate a large amount of force and are propelled into the chest region of an individual. In other instances, chest injures may be caused by seatbelts or other objects abruptly striking the chest at the time of impact.
Head injuries are one of the most common types of injuries caused during car accidents. This is due to the fact that your head has a great range of motion and is commonly thrown into objects at the point of impact. Some common injuries to the head include; concussions, traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, broken nose, dental injuries, ear injuries, and injuries to the eyes.
This is a common type of injury caused during auto accidents and is caused by the abrupt jerking of the head from one extreme direction to the other. In some cases, whiplash injuries may develop into chronic injuries and cause lifelong pain to these individuals.
Sadly, car accidents are the leading cause of death throughout the entire world. As many individuals own an automobile, many of them operate these vehicles in a negligent manner, thus resulting in wrongful death.
No matter what type of passenger injury you may be suffering from, it is always recommended to seek immediate medical attention following a car accident. In some cases, the symptoms of concussions and brain injuries may not be appear until hours following an accident, and may cause further damage if not attended to correctly.
It's also worth noting that all medical documents obtained can be used by our lawyers to help build a robust case against these injury causing and negligent individuals.
Contact Our Helpful Windsor Law Firm Today
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our lawyers believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages.
Our team of highly trained lawyers will fight for the maximum compensation benefits and seek the justice that you deserve.
Based in Windsor, Ontario our lawyers serve throughout the entire province and elsewhere.
A few of the local Windsor areas we serve include:
Our lawyers also serve the cities, towns, and suburbs of the surrounding areas.
If you are interested in exploring your legal options, or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Lawyers, we welcome you to contact us at (866) 320-4770 today. At this time, a member of our intake team will collect information regarding your accident and quickly connect you with one of our experienced lawyers ready to handle your specific case.
Alternatively, simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form located at the top of this page.