Accident compensation: Injuries for which victims can sue

No one ever thinks about getting hurt, whether in a vehicle crash or falling on someone's property. But life happens and so do personal injuries. There are injuries for which victims can pursue accident compensation in Canada. Those injured due to the negligence of other parties have every right to be compensated financially, especially if the injuries cause a loss of income. These injuries aren't just relegated to physical ones, but can also include emotional trauma or diseases as well.

Family members can sue for the wrongful death of a loved one, while those who suffer dogs bites (or any pet attacks) can sue the animal's owner. Anyone who slips and falls on another's property may be able to sue, as well as those who have been sexually abused or assaulted. In addition, people who have been arrested falsely or anyone who was in any kind of vehicle crash or who has suffered because of a product may be able to sue. Those with grounds for legal recourse can sue for pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of income and more.

Pain and suffering could include mental pain as well as physical. These kinds of cases are very rarely cut and dried and may have other extenuating circumstances. Obtaining experienced legal counsel is a wise move before deciding to pursue a lawsuit.

Anyone injured due to the apparent fault of another party has the right to seek accident compensation. A personal injury lawyer in Canada can explain the grounds upon which someone can sue. These cases can be long and stressful, but a lawyer's guidance and ongoing support may ease the anguish felt by his or her injured client.

 

Source: findlaw.ca, "What types of injuries can I sue for?", Accessed on Feb. 20, 2018

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