Have you had a major slip and fall accident because a property owner was negligent? If so, you’ll need an experienced slip and fall lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Slip and fall injuries are nothing to take lightly. They can cause severe injuries, including spinal injuries and head injuries. Many slip and fall victims endure years of chronic pain.
You’ll also have bills, some of which Medicare won’t pay. Many slip and fall victims require years of follow-up care. Many can’t return to work, can return to work only in limited capacity, or must miss work to heal.
That’s why it’s so important to hold landowners accountable. You need this money to get back on your feet!
Who pays, and why?
Every property owner in Alberta has a “duty of care” to the people who visit that property. This means they must do their best to fix hazards in a reasonable period of time, and must post warnings when a hazard exists. When a property owner fails to do so they have been negligent.
The property owner will be trying to prove they weren’t negligent by claiming:
- They did not have sufficient time to learn about the hazard and address it.
- They posted signs and you did not see them or ignored them.
- You willingly took on the risk and were negligent yourself.
An experienced slip and fall lawyer can help you battle these claims, giving you your best chance at recovering the funds you need.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
The actions you take directly after a slip and fall can have a large outcome on your case.
First, make sure you get the names, numbers, and other contact details for witnesses. Second, take photos of the hazards, the surrounding area, and the shoes you’re wearing.
Be careful what you say. Even perfectly normal, human statements like, “I’m okay,” can be used against you later. Obtain medical care and follow all of your doctor’s instructions. Save medical bills, records, and instructions.
Call a lawyer as soon as you can, and don’t talk to representatives from the landlord’s insurance company. Refer them to your lawyer. Insurance adjusters are not your friends. They’re there to try to trick you into saying or doing something which can limit your recovery.
Your lawyer will protect your case, deal with these insurance providers, and gather evidence that will help you strengthen your claim. The goal will be to either negotiate a fair settlement or push the matter forward in court.
Why Merchant Law?
When you hire Merchant Law you’ll be working with some of Canada’s toughest litigators. You’ll be paired with an experienced slip and fall lawyer who really cares about you and your case. We have a long track record of success, and hiring us is risk-free. We work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
Get started today by calling 403.237.7777 or visit our office at:
3rd Floor – 4915 54 Street, Red Deer AB, T4N 2G7