In 2011, the Government of Canada released statistics which confirmed the number of fatalities and serious injuries involving all motor vehicle accidents in Canada: indeed, that year saw 2,006 deaths and 10,443 serious injuries due to road accidents in Canada.
Motor vehicle accidents happen in a second-but their impact are felt for years.
If you, a loved one, or a friend has been involved in a road accident, you must be aware that such an event will significantly impact your quality of life: pain and suffering, time off work, loss of physical abilities as well as medical bills if you are not covered by private insurance.
Were you also aware that certain people do not realize they could get compensation to help them cope with such difficulties?
Many drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents often forget that free legal advice is available to them from select legal cabinets. This free lawyer advice can often mean the difference between adjusting well to the effects of the accidents, or a lifetime attempting to gain a portion of the quality of life which you might have lost.
Let’s take the example of one man, Guillaume, who was involved in a truck accident many years ago during a particularly cold winter.
All he now remembers of the event is being rushed to the hospital and being told by a nurse that they would be amputating his leg. Luckily, doctors were able to save Guillaume’s leg, but he had to quit his lucrative job in the construction industry and was given a slight monetary compensation as a result.
After going through rehabilitation with the help of various health care professionals, he was given the opportunity to retrain in a different career, but was told by his case worker that he would have to work in a less lucrative industry.
He now works as a security guard and while he enjoys what he does, his salary and buying power have drastically diminished: he had to let go of his car, since he could not afford the payments anymore.
If Guillaume would have known that free lawyer advice was available to him after his truck accident, he might be in a completely different situation today.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, never hesitate to seek help from a legal specialist-especially when it is free and offered at no obligation to you.
Taking this easy step might make all the difference in your quality of life after an accident!