Slips, Trips and Falls
Did you trip on a dangerous surface or object on a surface? Were you injured?
You may have a legal claim for compensation
Common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents include:
- Broken pavement
- Lack of warning signs of surface hazards
- Lack of proper lighting
- Wet, slippery flooring that has not been cleaned up or blocked off
- Icy or snowy walkways
- Uneven walkways
- Torn or uneven carpeting on slippery surfaces
- Lack of matting or carpeting where it is needed
- Hazardous placement of objects in pathways or entranceways
- Collapsing decks
- Construction material left on sidewalks.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to record evidence of the hazard causing the accident. Please take photographs of the hazard and site of the accident.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act applies in most of these cases. The standard on the occupier is “reasonableness not perfection.”
While you may be entitled to the compensation, note that there are strict limitation periods. If you miss a deadline, your claim for compensation for your injuries may be lost forever.
Some of these limitation periods can be as short as 60 days form the date of the accident.
It’s best to call a lawyer first before calling the insurance company. Anything you say to the insurance company could be used against you at a later date.
If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident, please call Dyson Law today.
Slip and Fall Accident Injury Claims - What Could I Get?
Were you injured in a slip and fall accident?
You may be entitled to compensation. We will outline the various head of damage that you may be entitled to receive for your injury.
Pain and Suffering Compensation
You may be entitled to payment for the damage done to your quality of life due to your slip and fall injury.
Past Wage Losses
If you have lost income as a result of the slip and fall injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wage
Loss of Future Earning Capacity
If your slip and fall injury damages your ability to work in the future, you may be entitled to a “lump sum” amount for the loss of future earning capacity.
Cost of Future Care Compensation
You may be entitled to future care costs caused by your slip and fall accident injury.
Out of Pocket Expenses
You may be entitled to compensation for your out of pocket expenses such as compensation for medication or physical therapy.
Please speak to an experience personal injury lawyer for advice on what you might receive following a slip and fall accident injury.