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Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Slip-An-Fall Injury
Accidents happen for a number of reasons, but if you find yourself a casualty of a slip-and-fall accident caused by the someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
In Alberta, the Occupiers Liability Act outline a property owners “duty of care” to keep their premises “reasonably safe in using the premises for the purposes for which the visitor is invited or permitted by the occupier to be there or is permitted by law to be there.”
Nevertheless, liability can be complicate to prove. If you have experienced injuries as the result of a slip-and-fall accident, an MD Law personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation. Reach out as soon as possible so that we can assess the details of your circumstances and advise on the merits of pursuing a legal claim.
Because injuries sustained from slip-and-fall accidents can range from mild to severe, they can greatly affect your quality of life in different ways (physical, mental, and emotional). Long-term health issues may arise, causing financial hardship and the inability to maintain steady employment.
Injury from slip-and-fall accidents may render you unable to resume the lifestyle you enjoyed before your accident, in some cases requiring the need to arrange long-term care accommodations or in-home accommodations or ongoing medical treatment. Any one of these scenarios can add an overwhelming strain to your health and serve as the justification for receiving compensation.
If you find yourself in the position of incurring unplanned expenses and financial challenges that interfere with your day-to-day capabilities, contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you and what your options are for pursuing a legal claim.
Steps To Take After a Slip-And-Fall Accident
If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, one of the first things you should be doing is documenting as many details as possible that you can accurately recall about the incident. This information will serve to substantiate your claim and prepare yourself for future legal proceedings.
To that end, make the effort to collect as much evidence as you can immediately following your incident:
- Seek medical treatment for your injuries
- Obtain the contact information of witnesses
- Photograph the accident scene
- Take measurements of the hazard(s), if relevant
- Keep the shoes you were wearing for evidence
To help protect your rights and provide peace of mind, we recommend that you speak to a personal injury lawyer at MD Law as soon as possible after your accident.
We also strongly recommend that you refrain from speaking with insurance representatives or other parties, without the advice of legal counsel. Should you decide to retain our services to advocate on your behalf, our first role would be to assume all communication with the insurance company.
If you have any questions, contact our offices for a brief consultation with our personal injury lawyers to learn more about your options for pursuing a claim.