Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? You May Need to Hire a Lawyer Right Away. Your case could be prejudiced by any delay!
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you are likely entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. Victims that are injured on another’s property can claim compensation based on occupier’s liability laws. In Ontario, occupiers and owners of premises owe a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case reasonable to ensure that persons entering and / or using the premises are reasonably safe while on the premises.
Falls can occur on properties due to someone else’s carelessness and negligence. The most common ways persons are injured from falls are: falls resulting from uneven surfaces, dangerous steps, ice and snow, slippery surfaces, wet surfaces, improperly constructed stairs or walkways, poor lighting, worn out surfaces and so on.
Why is it vital to your injury case that you hire a lawyer right away? Prompt legal advice will increase your chances of obtaining the evidence you need to win your personal injury case. In many cases, owners and occupiers, knowing of the incident, will take steps to protect themselves and will change, hide or destroy evidence of negligence.
The evidence of negligence will not always be readily available and time, delay, can result in evidence changing. For example, ice and snow can melt, salt and sand can be applied, stairs can be repaired, items on aisles can be removed, lighting can be improved, and repairs can be completed.
As personal injury lawyers, we can send an investigator to the site of the incident to take photographs and speak to witnesses and tale steps to preserve the evidence crucial to proving negligence.
To learn more about how consulting and retaining a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident can improve your chances of obtaining a fair settlement and winning your personal injury case, contact one of our lawyers for a free consultation at 613-563-1131 or 613-315-4878.
We believe that affordability of hiring an experienced injury lawyer should not be a concern for people who are injured in accidents. Subject to certain limited exceptions, we will take on personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis and agree to be paid only if we are successful in achieving a settlement or Judgment at trial. That means you would only be required to pay our lawyers fees if a settlement is achieved or Judgment is obtained at trial. If the case is not successful then you would not be charged any fees at all.
Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP, Ottawa injury and accident lawyers. 613-315-4878 or 613-563-1131.