Halifax Slip and Fall Lawyers Helping to Get You Back on Your Feet After an Accident in Charlottetown
A dangerous slip, trip, or fall can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. The law requires that property owners maintain a safe property for visitors in all conditions and times of the year. Despite the clear standard to which property owners are supposed to be held, safety isn’t always guaranteed everywhere we go. In fact, property owners are often found to have deficiencies on their premises that are unsafe, and these may lead to injury for workers or visitors.
If you have been injured because of an unsafe location, you should contact our team to discuss the details of your case. We look forward to explaining more about Occupiers Liability law and reviewing the insurance coverage in place at the home or business through which your claim will be pursued.
What Kinds of Benefits are Available to Me?
Your access to benefits in a slip and fall claim is different from those applicable to a motor vehicle accident, for example. Your lawyer is able to assist you in obtaining access to available treatment and benefits under an applicable policy of insurance. Injuries from a fall can be just as severe as injuries from a serious car accident, and both can leave lasting effects on the lives of the victim for many years of their life. Major injuries can also occur, leaving the victim in hospital and exposed to potential surgery. In addition to physical injuries, victims are often left with serious mental or psychological effects from the incident.
What Kinds of Injuries Can Happen in Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accident cases represent an incredibly varied selection of injuries, all varying in severity and the length of time that the victim may be affected by them. Everyone’s situation is different; while this is not an exhaustive list, your slip and fall injury might include one or more of the following:
- Head injuries
- Hip fractures
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Sprains and fractures
Should I File a Slip and Fall Accident Claim?
In order to advance a claim, the victim must be able to show that someone (usually the property owner) was at fault (responsible) for the injuries. For your case, a slip and fall lawyer will help you define the following:
- Who is responsible for the injury?
- Were the responsible parties actually negligent?
- What amount of compensation best matches the victim’s losses?
When organizing your case, you should be able to complete the following sentence: “X was responsible for my accident and had X not done Y, the injury wouldn’t have happened”. The burden of advancing evidence in a legal claim is on the injury victim.
What is an Average Slip and Fall Settlement Worth?
Personal injury law is complex, and there are many factors that impact a claim’s worth that will vary from case to case, including the area where the accident took place, the type of property or injuries involved, and more. Please contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in slip and fall cases for specifics related to your case.
Most important is the injury victim’s pre- and post-accident condition. Lawyers don’t go to medical school, and they don’t have the medical experience to understand some injuries fully. A properly constructed claim will clearly detail the health of the injured person before the incident and the impact of the injury on the individual in various areas of his or her life. That’s why we have an in-house physician, Dr. Laura Mitchell, on our team. Our lawyers work with Dr. Mitchell to understand the extent of the injury and its impact and collect supporting medical evidence.
Are Slip and Fall Accident Cases Hard to Win?
Dangerous conditions can occur all the time. Consider the pothole in the parking lot, uneven walkways, or icy entryways. Hazards can also be caused by, for example, a pallet left around a corner by movers or water spilled on the floor by cleaners.
The question is whether the responsible party and the victim acted “reasonably”.
Insurance lawyers and adjusters are quick to say, “accidents happen, and my client can’t be responsible for everything. No one can be perfect”. This is correct, and the law will excuse someone who acted reasonably, even if something still happened. The law does not require perfection, just reasonable efforts to avoid unsafe conditions. However, if it can be determined that the owner of the property was negligent with safety, then victims have the right to be granted the compensation they deserve for their injury.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will assess whether the responsible party acted reasonably. He or she must also consider whether the injured person also acted reasonably for a person in the setting.
When Should I Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer After I Fall?
As with any accident or injury, your first and most important step is to seek medical attention. Pain or other symptoms from some injuries, like concussions or other head injuries, may be subtle immediately after the accident and increase in severity over time.
When you have received medical attention, it is often best to speak with a lawyer before speaking with any insurance adjusters – especially if they represent the other party involved in your accident. Slip and fall claims are complex, and a lawyer dedicated to the practice of injury law is a necessity.
Is NOVA Injury Law the Right Fit for My Slip and Fall Case?
If you or someone you know has suffered severe injury or loss in quality of life following a slip, trip, or fall, contact our office today by phone, text, email, and more. No one can predict when and where they will be injured in an accident, so our team is available to assist you no matter the time: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please reach out for information on scheduling your free initial consultation online or by calling 1-800-262-8104 today.