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Slip and Fall Accidents

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It’s easy to underestimate the impact of a slip and fall accident until it happens to you. If you’ve been injured due to a wet floor, icy sidewalk, or other hazardous condition that resulted in a fall, it’s important to seek maximum compensation for a personal injury claim to ensure that you can handle the pain, suffering, loss of work, and need for rehabilitative care that may linger for years to come. Speaking with our personal injury lawyers in Alberta or British Columbia is critical for getting the answers you need for your next step.

What Qualifies as a Slip and Fall Accident?

Any accident involving a trip, slip, or fall taking place on someone else’s property can qualify as a slip and fall accident. A property owner is responsible for taking precautions against slip and fall risks. When property owners fail in their duties, slip and fall accidents can occur in:

  • Parking lots.
  • Shopping centers.
  • Workplaces.
  • Entertainment venues.
  • Hotels and resorts.
  • Sporting facilities.
  • Homes.
  • Rental properties.
  • Driveways.
  • Staircases.
  • Walking paths.

Slip and fall accidents can happen both indoors and outdoors. Anything from an icy sidewalk outside a neighbour’s home to a wet floor in a grocery aisle can cause a dangerous injury. Common injuries from slip and fall accidents include:

  • Scrapes and cuts.
  • Neck pain.
  • Back pain.
  • Concussions.
  • Broken bones.
  • Sprained muscles.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Broken noses.
  • Fractures.
  • Concussions.
  • Torn ligaments.
  • Spinal cord damage.
  • Paralysis.

A single slip can result in intense pain and suffering that changes the trajectory of your life. The road to rehabilitation can be a slow one that includes therapy, special equipment, and medications. For many people, a slip and fall accident marks the end of being able to work at full capacity. Don’t hesitate to reach out to personal injury lawyers in Alberta and British Columbia specializing in slip and fall accident claims.

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Confusion is normal following a slip and fall accident. While some people experience physical pain and debilitation immediately, others may brush off the incident before realizing that they have sustained an injury after pain kicks in. There are some simple steps to take following any fall that will help you to protect your rights. Here’s what to do if you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident:

  • Take pictures of the accident scene.
  • Get the names and contact information of any bystanders who witnessed your fall.
  • Get the names and contact information of the property owners.
  • Document your injuries. In addition to taking photos of any cuts or bruising, you can also jot down notes on where you feel pain, tenderness, or soreness.
  • Document the hazard. Take photos of any visible hazards that may have led to your fall. This can include wet conditions, snow, ice, broken light fixtures, tripping hazards, or uneven foundations.
  • See a doctor as soon as possible.

There’s no such thing as collecting too much information in the aftermath of a fall. Your recollection of the incident may become hazy after some time passes. In addition, the person responsible for the area where your fall occurred may try to alter the scene to cover up negligence after the fact.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

There are many forms of negligence and oversight that can lead to slip and fall injuries. In many cases, serious hazards are left in plain sight due to negligence. Here’s a look at some common causes of slips and falls:

  • Slippery floors caused by spills and leaks that weren’t cleaned up.
  • Snow and ice conditions that haven’t been removed following weather events.
  • Uneven floors, sidewalks, driveways, or walking paths.
  • Cracked or crumbling walkways.
  • Poor lighting.
  • Obstructive objects.

This is far from an exhaustive list. There’s no concrete set of scenarios used to determine if a tripping hazard is the legal responsibility of a property owner. When you move forward with your claim, the circumstances used to determine what you may be entitled to receive for compensation will be viewed on a case-by-case basis based on the facts.

Seek Experienced Legal Help for Slip and Fall Injuries

Contact Davie & Associates today to speak with our offices in Red Deer, Edmonton or Penticton if you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident in Alberta or British Columbia. Our experienced legal team understands the intricacies of personal injury claims related to slips and falls. We’ll provide you with the personal attention you deserve. Don’t suffer in silence. Contact Davie & Associates now.

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