Personal injury claims are on the rise, and with an increase in accidents due to distracted drivers, medical malpractice catastrophes, high rates of defective drugs, and injuries due to workplace incidents, it is no surprise that the victims of these crimes are taking charge of their situation and holding the negligent parties responsible for their actions in court.
In a 2009 report by Statistics Canada, the annual cost of personal injuries was approximated at $19.8 billion, which only underscores the frequency and severity of incidents that can result in serious injury to those involved. The same report cited that almost 20 percent of those incidents involved injuries from transportation incidents.
If you or someone you know has experienced an incident that resulted in injury to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and mental pain and suffering. Compensation that is granted to the victim or victims of personal injury is legally referred to as damages, and those funds can be used to help the victims recover from their injuries in addition to replace lost wages from time away from work.
To see how we can help, call us today at (866) 320-4770
Types Of Injuries
Each incident will result in any number of injuries; some minor, others can be life threatening or even fatal. The following is a breakdown of some of the most common injuries reported.
- Birth defects
- Cracked ribs
- Facial disfiguration
- Fractured or broken bones
- Loss of limb, or amputation
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Prescribing incorrect medication
- Slip-and-fall incidents
- Unnecessary surgeries
- Wrongful death
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but if you or a loved one have experienced any of these injuries, it is wise to seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury Lawyer, to help you move past the incident and return to a thriving, happy life with the compensation you are due from your physical and mental anguish.
Common Causes Of Injuries
The injuries that can result from another persons careless or negligent actions are as varied as the incidents that cause them. Many seemingly safe situations can become life threatening if people behave irresponsibly or fail to act when they should.
Some of the most common situations that can result in injury include:
- Defective drugs or unintended side effects
- Medical or psychological malpractice
- Workplace injuries
to name a few.
Any incident where negligence occurred can result in injury, be it mental or physical, temporary, permanent or life ending. After an accident, the most important step to take is to contact emergency medical help and to secure the safety of you or a loved one as soon as possible.
Following an accident, contacting a lawyer with personal injury experience may allow you and your loved ones some peace of mind knowing that a seasoned litigator is in your corner. Compensation that may be awarded as a result of your injuries will not bring back a loved one or heal the wounds you have endured, but it will provide critical funds to assist in your recovery. Additionally, holding the negligent parties responsible will ensure that same negligence does not occur again, potentially saving a life in the future.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You
Personal injury litigation can be a complicated process, and at Greg Monforton and Partners, our team of Ontario personal injury lawyers can provide compassion and guidance to those that have suffered a serious personal injury due to the negligence of another. We can guide you through each step of the legal battle and will fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
In an effort to best serve our local community, we proudly provide cost effective legal counsel to victims throughout Canada in a variety of different areas of practice.
With our office located in Windsor Ontario, we also serve many towns and cities in Ontario including:
… and most of the suburbs that surround these areas.
To learn more about how we can help to fight for your rights as the victim of personal injury, contact us today at (866) 320-4770 and after some initial questions from our intake staff, you will be quickly connected to one of our lawyers.
For those that would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located at the top of this page – it’s free to send and strictly confidential.
Greg Monforton & Partners – Experienced Personal Injury Litigators