Chatham Personal Injury Lawyer
In the blink of an eye, an unexpected, traumatic accident can disrupt the course of an injured victim’s entire life. When the wrongful or unlawful behaviour of another community member causes an injurious accident, the consequences can impact all areas of their victims’ lives. The negligence of another party or entity could cause unsuspecting residents of Chatham to sustain catastrophic physical injuries, develop severe issues related to their mental health, incur substantial monetary losses, and senselessly lose their lives.
Accidents in the region often result in injuries requiring hospitalization, surgeries, physical rehabilitative therapies, and other essential forms of medical care. Injuries that are commonly sustained by accident survivors in Chatham include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Strained or torn muscles and/or tendons
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Sensory loss
- And more
When someone else’s wrongful actions cause another person to sustain physical injuries, the repercussions can impact the victim’s overall quality of life in profound ways. In addition to incurring costs related to medical expenses, equipment, and necessary lifestyle adjustments to accommodate disabilities, physically injured accident victims often develop serious, oftentimes debilitating, mental health concerns. These frequently include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sleep disorders
- And more
Although these types of injuries may be invisible to the eye, in many cases, their impact on an injured victim’s life can be even greater than the physical ramifications of their accident.
The Chatham personal injury lawyers at Cohen Highley LLP believe that no member of the local community should be forced to endure physical, emotional, or financial hardships because of someone else’s negligence. If the negligent, reckless, inconsiderate, and otherwise criminal actions of another person or organization caused you to sustain injuries in an unexpected and preventable set of circumstances, our Chatham personal injury lawyers may be able to provide you with crucial legal assistance.
At Cohen Highley LLP, our Chatham personal injury lawyers have combined decades of experience providing innovative and effective legal solutions to our clients’ injury-related problems. Our Chatham personal injury lawyers have experience representing the best interests of clients who have been injured in:
- Car accidents (in Ontario, other provinces, or in the United States)
- Single-vehicle collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Horse-riding accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- And more
Furthermore, our Chatham personal injury lawyers have experience providing legal assistance to community members who have sustained injuries in accidents caused by poor road or sidewalk conditions, accidents caused by the improper removal of snow or icicles from rooftops, and other weather-related accidents, as well as people who were injured by:
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Violent crimes, including assaults, batteries, and other forms of abuse
- And more
In addition to helping injured people in Chatham recover compensation from the at-fault party whose wrongful actions caused them to withstand physical harm, our Chatham person injury lawyers have combined decades of experience helping the clients represent navigate the sometimes-overwhelming process of collecting benefits from insurance providers. In fact, many benefits claims submitted by insurance policyholders whose injuries should qualify them to receive payments are turned down annually by local insurance providers.
Our Chatham personal injury lawyers have combined decades of experience helping our clients overturn their insurance providers’ unfair determinations. Thanks to our years of experience, the team of Chatham personal injury lawyers at Cohen Highley LLP are keenly aware of the methods often used by insurance companies to withhold funds from eligible claimants. We pride ourselves in our ability to help the clients we represent recover the benefits payments to which they should be entitled.
If you were hurt in an automobile accident but your insurance provider refuses to provide you with the coverage to which you should be entitled, our Chatham personal injury lawyers may be able to fight on your behalf, negotiate fair and final settlements with your insurer, and make sure you receive your benefits payments on schedule. Similarly, if your newly acquired medical condition makes it impossible for you to continue working but your claim for long-term disability benefits was turned down by your insurer, Cohen Highley LLP may be able to help you overturn their unfair decision and help you get the payments you’re rightfully owed.
Additionally, if you were injured as the result of another person’s negligent or criminal actions, by working with our Chatham personal injury lawyers, you may be able to pursue legal action against the at-fault party or entity whose negligence caused your injurious incident to occur. By doing so, our Chatham personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover costs you have been forced to pay out-of-pocket, as well as costs you will surely incur in the future as a result of being injured. In many cases, these costs are related to:
- Medical care
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Psychological counselling
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- And more
Furthermore, if a fatal accident caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct ended the life of your close relative, our Chatham personal injury lawyers may be able to help you and your family. While no amount of money will be able to truly compensate you for the loss of a loved one, by working with our Chatham personal injury lawyers, you may be able to recover damages that have arisen in relation to your family member’s wrongful death. These damages might include:
- Medical expenses prior to the victim’s death
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Loss of future income
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- And more
At Cohen Highley LLP, there is no charge for an initial interview with our Chatham personal injury lawyers. We appreciate the overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial costs associated with sustaining serious injuries or losing a loved one, and are proud to offer free, case-specific legal advice to prospective clients during a no-obligation initial interview. That way, if you decide not to pursue any kind of legal action or our Chatham personal injury lawyers determine that the circumstances of your case will not entitle you to receive compensation, you will not be out-of-pocket for the cost of the initial interview.
When you speak with our Chatham personal injury lawyers, we will do our best to determine the amount of compensation to which you might be entitled during your free initial interview, as well as honestly evaluate your chances of financial recovery.
Cohen Highley LLP can provide you with practical legal advice about the courses of action you may wish to consider in the aftermath of an injury-causing accident. To review the details of your case with our Chatham personal injury lawyers, call Cohen Highley LLP today.