15/02/2017 by Braithwaite Boyle
What Are the Elements of a Negligence Case?
The amount of compensation an injured person can seek to recover is dependent on the facts of their case, especially the nature and extent of the injury, the medical evidence to support the injury and the damage done.
The time to seek compensation from the at-fault party is governed by a time limitation period. If you do not file a law suit against the at fault party with the Court by the required time limitation period, (assuming you have not settled with the at fault party before then) you will lose your right to pursue compensation from the party at fault. In Alberta you have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a law suit seeking compensation from the at fault party.
There are many examples of negligent conduct, a few of which are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accident causing wrongful death
- Distracted driving
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Recreational vehicle and boating accidents
- Swimming and diving accidents
- Public transportation accidents (such as bus accidents and taxi accidents)
- Slip and falls
- Unsafe premises
- Defective products
- Fires and explosions
If you or a loved one is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, call Braithwaite Boyle today for your free initial consultation and speak to one of our experienced injury lawyers to get the help and advice you need.
Information provided by Stephanie Thomas, BSc (Honours), LLB.