Thousands of people are harmed in personal injury accidents each year in Canada, according to Statistics Canada, a government data collection agency. A considerable percentage of these accidents, and associated injuries, are the result of the negligence of another party. In addition, in many cases, the injuries sustained in these accidents are serious. There are some common types of injuries that occur with surprising regularity each year in Canada, as a personal injury lawyer will explain.
Personal injury refers to any bodily harm, illness, or mental incapacitation that may occur as a result of negligence. In cases of personal injury, the negligent party is liable for compensating the injured person. In most cases, the injured party has to file a lawsuit against the negligent party to receive compensation.