Have you suffered injuries from a slip and fall?
Slip and falls can vary from tripping over an object to falling on a slippery surface. Slip and falls in Alberta are often caused by snow and ice, typically on sidewalks that have not been properly cleared, but they can also occur in an array of situations, including slippery floors in shopping malls, grocery stores or department stores, uneven sidewalks or walkways, or stairwells that are not up to code.
Slip and falls and the injuries they may cause can greatly affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. This can have a dramatic effect on your life. You may experience long term health issues and may require extensive medical treatment during your recovery. You may also experience financial hardships as the injuries caused by a slip and fall may render you unable to return to work or in need of workplace accommodations. If you have been a victim of a slip and fall, a personal injury lawyer can help you get compensation.
An owner or occupier of land owes a duty of reasonable care to anyone who is on their property. The property owner or occupier must take necessary measures to keep the premises reasonably safe. For example, when you go into a place of business, if the floor is slippery, the staff must take immediate action to resolve the dangerous conditions. The business should also have a system of maintenance and inspection in place to detect and address any hazards that arise.
Note that just because you have suffered injuries, it does not mean that you are automatically entitled to compensation. It must be clear that the owner of the property was careless or negligent by allowing a hazard to exist on their property. If you are entitled to compensation, the insurance company that covers the business or private property where the accident occurred pays your claim. In the free, initial consultation we can provide our opinion on the evidence available to prove your case. We can also usually assist you with information about the treatment you need by connecting you with doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, specialists, and massage therapists.
Our experienced lawyers have used their extensive knowledge of case law and exceptional negotiation skills to successfully settle numerous personal injury claims. Our lawyers have also successfully appeared in cases at every level of court in Alberta to further their client’s interests.
At Moustarah & Company, we understand the difficulties that a slip and fall and the resulting injuries can have on your life. That is why we are committed to providing outstanding service that is tailored to your needs, to help you during this difficult time.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall, contact us for a free initial consultation.
What should I do after my injury occurs?
It is important to collect some evidence following your accident.
- Seek medical treatment for your injuries
- Record the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident
- Photograph the scene of the accident immediately. Doing this will help to strengthen your case by preserving evidence of the hazard at is was at the time of the incident; this is important in case the property owner removes the hazard.
- Take measurements of the hazard
- Keep the shoes you were wearing for evidence
- Contact Moustarah & Company before talking to any insurance agent.
What if the property owner is a friend or family member?
The insurance company would be responsible for covering your damages, not your friend. You should not have to deal with the homeowner directly.
When you retain our legal services, we will look after all communications with the insurance company, thus relieving you of any embarrassment or conflict.
What if I can’t afford to hire a lawyer? Will you still take my case?
At Moustarah & Company, you come first. We will not charge a fee until we win or settle your case. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a free, initial consultation. During this meeting, you will receive our legal opinion about your case, but you are under no obligation to hire us.
The information provided on this website does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. Moustarah & Company does not guarantee that this information is accurate or up to date. As a result, should you require legal advice, please contact us at Moustarah & Company and speak with a personal injury lawyer.