If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property then you have two next steps: get medical attention, and call a qualified personal injury lawyer. While they may seem banal, these types of injuries can result in life-altering injuries which can bring years of chronic pain.
When someone else’s negligence causes your accident you deserve compensation for your medical bills. You also deserve compensation for your lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Hold negligent landowners accountable.
Alberta law requires landowners to keep their properties safe and in good repair. If they fail in this duty they are required to compensate you. This is one reason why all landowners carry some form of insurance.
Insurance companies don’t want to pay, so both the insurance company and the owner will try to make it seem as though you were the negligent party.
Your Edmonton slip and fall lawyer will work with you to gather evidence, identify witnesses, pinpoint responsible parties and make your strongest case for compensation.
How to Strengthen Your Case
What you do directly after your slip and fall accident can have a big impact on your case. You can strengthen your case by:
Gathering the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Taking photographs to document the status of the premises at the time of the slip and fall.
Make note of the presence or absence of warning signs.
Note which shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident.
Get medical attention and comply with all of your doctor’s instructions.
Avoid saying things like “I’m sorry,” or “I’m okay.” While these are human responses, they can strengthen the defendant’s accusations of fault or make it harder to prove you need the compensation to pay for serious injuries.
Save all medical reports, documents, or bills you receive from hospitals and doctor’s offices.
You should be thinking about securing representation immediately—on the day of your accident if possible. Let your lawyer speak to representatives of the landowner’s insurance company. Don’t try to do it yourself.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means speaking to us is risk-free. We will deal with the insurance company and the landlord on your behalf so you can focus on getting well. While we will take a percentage of your eventual settlement you are nevertheless likely to win much more money with our help than you would take home without it.
Why Merchant Law?
We have a long track record of bringing slip and fall cases to satisfactory conclusions. We can tell you if you have a strong case and can help you make it even stronger. We also navigate the entire claims process for you.
We have won large settlements for many of our clients because we’re known as some of Alberta’s toughest litigators.
When defendants hear you’re represented by Merchant Law, they know they must take you seriously.
If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, don’t delay. Schedule your free consultation by calling (780) 474-7777 or by visiting our Edmonton office at:
Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 110 St NW, Suite 325
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9