Kitchener Personal Injury Lawyer
Cohen Highley LLP is committed to providing critical legal services to injured members of the local community. In Kitchener, injury-causing accidents are frequently the result of an unsuspecting victim’s encounter with a negligent party or entity. Our Kitchener personal injury lawyers believe that injured accident victims should not be forced to face the overwhelming consequences of someone else’s wrongful actions without support. Our Kitchener personal injury lawyers have combined decades of experience providing innovative and effective legal solutions to our clients’ injury-related problems.
An overwhelming number of injury-causing accidents in the Kitchener region are the result of another party or entity’s failure to uphold the duty of care they were legally required to provide another individual. Many local accidents cause their victims to sustain injuries requiring hospitalization, long recovery periods, and more inconvenient disruptions to their regular pace of life.
Common injurious incidents that frequently occur in the region include 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. Furthermore, Kitchener residents often sustain moderate to catastrophic injuries as the result of:
- 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
At Cohen Highley LLP, our Kitchener personal injury lawyers have provided necessary legal assistance to students, seniors, adults, and children who have been injured in traumatic accidents caused by the wrongful behaviour of another community. In addition to handling claims related to motor vehicle accidents, our Kitchener personal injury lawyers have helped many individuals who were injured as a result of:
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Violent crimes, including assaults, batteries, and other forms of abuse
- And more
If you were injured as the result of another person’s negligent or criminal actions, you might be entitled to financial compensation. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the person or organization whose negligence caused your injurious incident to occur, our Kitchener personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover costs related to:
- Medical care
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Psychological counselling
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- And more
By working with our Kitchener personal injury lawyers, you may be able to pursue legal action against the at-fault party or entity. Depending on the details of your case, several individuals or organizations may share the blame for the injuries you sustained and, therefore, share liability for the damages you have incurred. Based on the manner in which you were injured, Cohen Highley LLP may be able to help you file civil claims against:
- Negligent motor vehicle operators whose wrongful conduct caused your collision
- Negligent property owners/occupiers whose failure to properly maintain their premises caused you to sustain injuries in a slip and fall
- The municipality whose failure to maintain roads, sidewalks, or other city-owned properties caused you to be harmed
- Negligent owners of horses or other animals who failed to protect you from harm
- Negligent healthcare or dentalcare providers whose errors or misconduct caused your medical condition to worsen
- Negligent product manufacturers whose wrongful actions rendered their products hazardous for use
- People who have committed assault, battery, or other criminal acts against you
- And more
Furthermore, if you are mourning the loss of a wrongfully deceased member of your immediate family who was killed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, by working with Cohen Highley LLP, you may be able to recover the damages you have incurred as a result of their senseless death. Damages you may be able to recover could 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
Our Kitchener personal injury lawyers pride ourselves in our abilities to effectively help our clients recover the compensation they are due. As such, in addition to providing support to injured accident survivors pursue civil claims against the negligent parties that harmed them, our Kitchener personal injury lawyers may be able to help the clients we represent collect the maximum amount of insurance coverage that might be available to them.
Severely injured accident victims who have access to the appropriate levels of insurance coverage may be able to collect long-term disability benefits if their physical condition makes it impossible for them to continue carrying out the tasks associated with their jobs. Similarly, workers with the right coverage who have developed disabling physical or mental illnesses might be able to access long-term disability benefits if their conditions prevent them from working.
If your claim for long-term disability benefits was denied by your insurance provider even though your newly acquired medical condition should entitle you to receive them, our Kitchener personal injury lawyers might be able to help you take legal action. In doing so, Cohen Highley LLP may be able to help you overturn the unfair decision and help you recover the money you deserve.
Similarly, injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions should be entitled to no-fault accident benefits. This is the case for all drivers with automobile insurance, even those whose own errors on the road cause the accident to happen in the first place. No-fault accident benefits are included in insurance plans to help injured car crash survivors afford necessary expenses arising from the injuries they have sustained. 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 Kitchener 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.
Cohen Highley LLP does not charge prospective clients for their initial interview with our Kitchener personal injury lawyers. That means, if you are unsure of options that might be available to you after being unexpectedly injured, you can ask our Kitchener personal injury lawyers questions about your situation and receive advice specific to the circumstances of your case for free.
During your free initial interview, our Kitchener personal injury lawyers will endeavour to determine the amount of compensation to which you might be entitled, honestly evaluate your chances of financial recovery, and provide you with practical legal advice about the courses of action you may wish to consider.
To learn more about how our Kitchener personal injury lawyers may be able to help with your case, call Cohen Highley LLP today.