In Hawkesbury, car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries. Although accidents can happen for many reasons, a common contributing factor in many accidents is driving under the influence of alcohol. Although there has been a significant drop in the rate of impaired drivers since the 1980’s, the most crime related deaths in Canada continue to be caused by impaired drivers. When people take steps to make a positive change in their behavior to avoid driving when under the influence of alcohol, they reduce the risk of personal injuries for themselves and effectively, make the roads safer for everyone.
For persons who have endured the loss of loved ones or suffered serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain damage, and disability, coming to terms with their loss may be difficult. The resulting psychological injuries to injured parties and/or their families should not be overlooked. Survivors may struggle for some time to come to terms with their losses and regain control of their lives.
In addition to the emotional and physical challenges following catastrophic injury, the cost of various medical treatments, rehabilitation and therapy is considerable and out-of-reach for many people, within the confines of their income and savings. As a person who has been injured by an impaired driver, you have rights and entitlements to compensation. Burn Tucker Lachaîne is dedicated to getting you the compensation that you require to get you on your feet and complete the healing process.
Choosing the right law firm is the most important decision you will make when you decide to seek reparation for losses due to injury or wrongful death. Yet, the selection process can be a daunting with many law firms to choose from. How do you decide which firm is your best option? What do we do differently that makes Burn Tucker Lachaîne your best choice in Hawkesbury?
Quite simply, the personal injury team at Burn Tucker Lachaîne, are proud to let our satisfied clients and their testimonies speak for us . Additionally, we have an office in Hawkesbury. At Burn Tucker Lachaîne, we have chosen to focus on personal injury. Many firms merely dabble in personal injury cases and, as a result, never gain the depth of experience needed to make well-informed decisions on the best course of action. Some represent insurance companies, as well as injured people. We do not. We represent only injured people and their families. Our experienced and multifaceted team of lawyers and accident benefits clerks, along with our expert consultants including doctors, medical and accident reconstruction experts, occupational therapists (OT), physiotherapists, psychologists, is well prepared to address every aspect of your case.
Our portfolio includes various types of personal injury cases including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion
- Children's injuries including on playgrounds, in swimming pools and at amusement parks
- Wrongful death from fatal accidents
- Psychological injuries including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driver accidents, including bar and tavern liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Accident benefit claims
- Other injuries
Although driver negligence, whether due to distraction, impairment or another reason, is a common cause of injury in Ontario, accidents often occur when owners of businesses or individuals are careless. There is an expectation that recreational facilities, schools, resorts and shopping malls, for example, adequately maintain these facilities and inform the public of safety considerations to reasonably prevent injuries. A slip or fall resulting in broken bones or back injury can occur from something as common as slippery or broken tiles, bad staircases, inadequate lighting, failure to properly design, maintain or inspect amusement park rides, and lack of proper supervision. If someone has failed in their duty to protect you from injury, you have a right to sue for compensation for pain and suffering as well as lost income.
In a free consultation with Hawkesbury’s Burn Tucker Lachaîne law office you can find out whether negligence may have been a factor in your injury, and determine what steps can be taken to obtain compensation for yourself or loved ones. We encourage meeting with us at our Hawkesbury office as early as possible after the injury has been sustained, so that we can clarify your options and you can learn how we can help you with your rehabilitation.