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Squamish Car Accident Lawyer

With more than 19,000 residents, scenic Squamish, British Columbia, has its fair share of traffic accidents. While some of those crashes are minor, the sad truth is that many accidents along Cleveland Avenue and other busy roadways result in severe injuries. The collisions are caused not just by traffic congestion, but also the prevalence of pedestrians, motorcycles, and cyclists. If you have sustained an injury in an automobile crash, a skilled Squamish car accident lawyer could help you recover monetary compensation for your injuries.

If you are ready to proceed with your claim, you could benefit from the aid of a compassionate car accident law firm. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our team is prepared to investigate your case thoroughly from the moment we take your case on.

Common injuries in a car crash

The injuries you may sustain in a car crash will vary depending on many factors, including the severity of the impact and whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt. Regardless of the type of injury, you are entitled to seek compensation if another person’s negligence resulted in the crash. Some common injuries in a Squamish car accident include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
  • Neck injuries, including whiplash
  • Ligament and tendon damage

When you suffer an injury in a car accident, it is the role of a car accident lawyer to compile the evidence necessary to establish the value of your damages at trial. However, damages are not the only thing you must prove to win your case.

Proving negligence in a Squamish car accident lawsuit

Damages are just one part of prevailing in an injury lawsuit. To recover compensation, a plaintiff must show the defendant in the case was negligent. To prove negligence, the plaintiff must establish the four elements of negligence, which include:

  • Duty of Care
  • Breach of the Duty of Care
  • Causation
  • Damages

A negligence claim begins with the defendant owing a duty to the plaintiff. If no duty exists, a plaintiff is not entitled to recover damages. However, drivers in British Columbia owe each other a duty to operate their vehicles safely.

After a plaintiff establishes a duty of care, they must also show the defendant breached that duty. In a car crash case, a breach could be anything from inattentive driving to a violation of a traffic ordinance.

The last two elements, causation and damages, are related. Causation means the plaintiff must show their injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s breach of the duty of care. A plaintiff must also show their injuries resulted in actual, recoverable damages. If the plaintiff and their car accident lawyer are able to establish these elements, they could recover damages in their case.

Call a Squamish accident lawyer

If you suffered an injury in a Squamish car wreck, you deserve compensation from the person responsible for your injuries. To get started with your injury claim, contact the Preszler Injury Lawyers right away to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.

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