A slip and fall accident can have major consequences in various aspects of your life. While there is nothing that can undo the suffering that you have experienced, a personal injury lawyer can help to fight for compensation that you are entitled to as a result of your injuries.
A Lawyer Can Help You Understand Your Rights
When you or a loved one is involved in a slip and fall accident, there is the option to file a lawsuit if the injury was the fault of another. A lawsuit helps you to financially recover damages that were sustained in the accident. While the term “slip and fall” may bring about the idea of a wet floor or icy sidewalk, there are plenty of causes of slip and fall injuries. Some of the most common causes include, but are not limited to:
- - A wet, slippery floor
- - A sidewalk, driveway, or front step that is icy
- - Potholes or cracks in the pavement
- - Missing or improper installation of handrails or guardrails
- - Steps or stairs that are constructed poorly
- - Inadequate lighting in a room or around a building
- - Torn or not secured carpeting
The basis of liability will be determined based on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. It is best to meet with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, as this will help you take action in a timely manner. Acting quickly is essential to ensure that your lawsuit is issued before the statute of limitations runs out, which in Canada is generally two years after the incident date, but can in some cases be much, much shorter, such as when a municipality is involved or where the fall is the result of snow, ice or other winter conditions. It is always best practice to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you have been injured in a fall, even if you are not sure that you wish to take legal action. In fact, we would recommend that anyone and everyone injured a fall should contact a lawyer no later than one week after the incident.
A Lawyer Can Help You Receive Proper Compensation
There are several categories of damages involved in personal injury claims. In the case of slip and fall accidents, there are a few categories of compensation we might claim. Of course, this will depend on the particular details of your unique situation, but some eligible compensation types include:
- - Lost wages
- - Diminished earning ability
- - Future and past medical bills
- - Cost of physical therapy and occupational training
- - Pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life as a result of the slip and fall accident
While no amount of compensation can take away the pain and suffering caused by the injury, a claim can help to provide the ability to continue life in a more comfortable manner financially.
Let Our Experienced Team Fight For You
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you or your loved ones who have been injured in a slip and fall accident. They have the expertise and practical knowledge to help guide you through what can be a very complex legal process. Making sure that you have the right people on your team to help you understand the options available to you is essential when going through your legal journey. Our goal is to be by your side in supporting you and your loved ones as we fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Beckett lawyers are ready to help you through your unique case and fight for justice. Our goal is to be by your side in supporting you and your loved ones with compassion and empathy while we fight for the compensation you deserve. If you or your loved ones are ready to take the next step, please reach out to Beckett today. For a free case evaluation, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Published on October 3, 2022