Folkes Legal Professional Corporation - Brampton Personal Injury Lawyers

If you’ve been injured—in a car accident, in a “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” mishap, by someone’s dog, on the job, at a salon or spa, or in any one of the myriad ways through which people can get hurt—you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. If your injury was the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your options and pursue a claim, if you qualify.

Types of Personal Injury Cases in Brampton

“Personal injury” is a term used to describe any sort of physical, mental or emotional injury. In our legal system, most personal injury cases fall under an area of law known as “tort law,” through which an injured person can seek to hold someone else legally accountable for an injury caused by the negligence of others. People can be held liable for injuries caused by many different types of actions.

Many personal injuries are caused by negligence; this means that someone failed to act with reasonable care. Examples of negligent actions might include a driver who plows into you from behind because he or she wasn’t paying attention; a maintenance company that failed to make sure that a dangerous condition (such as ice or an uneven walking surface) was cleaned up or fixed; or a beauty salon or spa employee who injures your skin or eyes through carelessness.

Personal injury liability can also arise out of intentional harm; this means that someone deliberately set out to hurt you. Examples of this type of act might include battery, assault, and false imprisonment. Pursuing such claims can be challenging because of insurance coverage problems for intentional acts, but it is possible.

Personal injury law can also encompass a concept called “strict liability”; with strict liability, certain people or organizations may be held liable for certain types of injuries even if they did not act intentionally or negligently. For example, strict liability can be imposed on people or organizations who are associated with the production, distribution, or sale of a defective product if the product has injured someone. An examples might be a product that malfunctions and causes burns, laceration, scarring or internal injuries.

Negligence in Personal Injury Law

The most common cause of personal injury lawsuits is automobile accidents. Lawsuits also frequently arise as the result of motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, railroad accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical and dental malpractice, sexual abuse, dog bites, work-related accidents, and wrongful death.

Since so many personal injury cases involve some form of negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can be an invaluable ally in proving that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party. To be successful in a negligence case, the injured person (preferably with the help of qualified legal counsel will need to be able to prove four separate criteria:

Duty Of Care: The party accused of negligence had an obligation to act prudently in order to avoid injury to the other party.

Breach of Duty: The negligent party knowingly exposed the injured party to a considerable risk of injury (or should have realized, but failed to realize, that such a risk existed).

– Direct Cause: The actions of the negligent party directly contributed to or caused the injury.

– Harm: The injured party suffered injury and/or a financial loss or hardship because of the negligent party’s actions.

Brampton’s Personal Injury Lawyers On Your Side

Ron Folkes is a leader in the field of personal injury law. He has achieved millions of dollars in settlements for his clients through virtually every type of injury claim. Ron Folkes has practiced for 40 years on the principle of providing the highest quality legal services to clients at reasonable rates, and the team remains committed to this principle today. Ron Folkes and his staff of professionals enjoy a good reputation among clients, colleagues and courts within the Brampton and Mississauga legal communities. The Folkes Law Firm is available for a free half-hour consultation, and can be reached at 14 Nelson Street West, Suite One, Brampton, Ontario L6X 1B7, or by calling (866) 687-1055.