Although the winters in Alberta can be particularly treacherous, slip and fall accidents can happen indoors or outdoors at any time of the year.
Black ice and other hazards can be very difficult to see and slip and fall accidents are routinely the result. Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter. If you slip and fall, be it falling forwards, backwards or sideways, serious injuries can result.
Our Calgary NW Slip and Fall Lawyers have represented clients who have suffered injuries ranging from muscle strains and tears on the lower end of the spectrum to contusions, neck and back injuries, cuts or lacerations, up to the more severe broken bone and fracture injuries, hip injuries, head injuries, concussions and the list goes on. Particularly for older people, a fall can often be life altering or even fatal. Accidental death from injury remains the fourth leading cause of death at this time. And as our population ages slip and fall injuries are statistically on the rise.
Can I sue for compensation? Do I have a good case?
Many times slip and fall injuries occur due to poorly maintained property. Other slip and fall cases occur due to wet floors in stores without the required posted warnings, or icy sidewalks or parking lots in our long Calgary winters.
In many circumstances, Alberta law allows those who have suffered injuries in a slip and fall case to take action against the person responsible for causing their injuries. This may be achieved through an action in tort law to pursue monetary compensation which can be substantial. If liability is established, you may be compensated for all losses including your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of income from employment, and medical treatment needs.
Our experienced Calgary NW personal injury lawyers offer free consultations seven days a week. Call us now to find out if you have a good case.
Our job is to maximize compensation for your compensable losses. We have built up partnerships with doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other professionals to ensure you recover medically and receive the top compensation legally possible.
Our lawyers have dedicated themselves to helping those who have suffered personal injury, including those who have suffered personal injury due to slips and falls in Calgary NW. Falls can cause significant injuries and loss of enjoyment of life. It is important if you have suffered a fall and been injured as a result that you get the advice of a skilled and professional lawyer who has experience handling these cases.
How is liability legally established
It is often the case that a claim may be made against the insurers of the premises where you fell. This is often in parking lots of businesses or within commercial premises but can also be brought against private individuals or the City itself.
A hazardous or dangerous condition with any private, public or commercial premises can be shown through the principles of negligence where the person responsible does not take reasonable care. Our Calgary NW personal injury lawyers will assess the cause of the fall which can have resulted from negligence of the proprietor such as:
- Failure to remove snow and ice
- Grounds in poor repair or poorly kept
- Poor lighting such as in parking garages or parking areas
- Insufficient railings or assistance
- Slippery substances found on floors
- Failure to clean spills
- Defective, cracked or uneven flooring
- Loose or torn carpets
In a slip and fall accident case, the party who is responsible can be either a property owner, a landlord or property manager, or even sometimes a tenant. Once you speak to one of our Calgary NW slip and fall lawyers, the lawyer will be able to identify the cause so that they can proceed to establish who is legally responsible for the slip and fall injuries. Then the liable party or parties can be pursued, most often through their insurers, for a claim in tort for compensation on your behalf.
Slip and fall treatment and recovery
Slip and fall accident injuries can be serious. When they occur they can be devastating for the victim both physically and emotionally. Our Calgary NW slip and fall lawyers will be supportive and helpful to you in many ways. Our focus will be on your current and future wellbeing. Our job is to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible by law.
To achieve these aims, our Calgary NW slip and fall accident lawyers will help you to ensure there is a proper evaluation of your injuries by appropriate medical professionals. This can impact upon your recovery and to ensure you receive all the treatment you should be receiving.
With our expansive experience serving the Calgary NW and southern Alberta community, we have built up strong relationships with doctors and other related health care professionals so that we can help to recommend to you the best ones to see.
This can also have a pronounced impact both on the quality of the medical treatment and care you receive and can help also with the legal requirements necessary to achieve for you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled according to the law. It is therefore important that our lawyers concentrate efforts to ensure you are getting the very best medical care throughout the entire litigation process.
How much will my legal fees be?
We operate on a contingency fee for payment basis. This means that you pay us nothing unless we win the case for you. Our Calgary NW slip and fall lawyers will pay all the costs associated to advance your case. Only if and when we succeed for you will you pay us anything. The rules require that contingency fee agreements be set out clearly in writing and your lawyer will go through it all with you when you meet face to face. The standard contingency fees range from 25% to 35%. But if there is a difficult liability issue that requires a trial the contingency fee may be higher.
Our Calgary NW personal injury lawyers represent clients in Calgary NW and all surrounding cities and towns. If you are looking for the best slip and fall lawyer for: Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Airdrie, Okotoks, Cochrane, Chestermere, Brooks, Strathmore, High River, Canmore, Olds, Taber, Coaldale, Banff, Innisfail, Drumheller, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, or Redcliff, give us a call. If you are incapacitated or unable to travel our lawyers may meet you where you are.
Our determined Calgary NW slip and fall lawyers will advance and protect your legal interests and rights. Let us fight for you!
Getting in Touch
Find out if you have a good case. Call us at (403) 237-7777 now and one of our experienced lawyers will get to work on your case for you. You will not be charged anything, the consultation and initial case review is absolutely free and there is no obligation.
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We have four office locations across Calgary and office location in Airdrie, Red Deer and Edmonton too. Our Calgary NW office is located at 1816 Crowchild Trail NW Suite 700 –1x, Calgary, AB. We advise to please book an appointment in advance by telephone or email so that you are not kept waiting to see a lawyer.