Lethbridge Slip and Fall Lawyers

Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? These types of accidents happen more often than you might think. In many cases, slip and falls result from property owners failing to ensure the safety of their premises.

Statistics from the Canadian Institute for Health Information show that out of every 100,000 Albertans who visit a hospital for slip and fall injuries, approximately 41 are hospitalized, and approximately 219 die each year. The most troubling aspect of this figure is that most of these accidents are preventable, as the overwhelming cause of slip and fall injuries is another person’s negligence.

Slip and fall injuries can have life-long impacts on a person’s health and well-being. From medical bills to chronic pain, the aftermath of a slip and fall injury can be significant. That is why our Lethbridge slip and fall lawyers are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Since 1976, Litco Law’s slip and fall lawyers have helped resolve thousands of cases throughout Alberta. Contact us today for a free consultation and see how we might help.

Common Types of Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

While the injuries that result from slip and fall injuries vary depending on the person and circumstance, many victims experience at least one of the following:

1. Bone Fractures

Otherwise known as broken bones or bone bruises, bone fractures are the most common type of injury that occurs after a fall. Research suggests that falls are the direct cause of 95% of all hip fractures, leading to death in 20% of cases among Canadian seniors.

2. Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Falls are the leading cause of head injury hospitalizations among children and youth, as well as among adults over 60 years. In order to prevent the long-term complications or death that can result from traumatic brain injuries, intense and expensive medical rehabilitation may be required.

3. Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are associated with trauma to muscles, tendons, or ligaments. The severity of soft tissue injuries can vary, ranging from minor injuries that can be cured with at-home remedies to painful injuries that are severe enough to warrant surgery. Symptoms of soft tissue injuries from a fall can include:

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Bruising

  • Reduced Range of Motion

  • And more

4. Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of the most severe types of injury to treat, and it can result from a slip and fall accident. While it may be very difficult and expensive to treat, there are options that can be of assistance.

What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Knowing what to do after a slip and fall accident matters for your physical health and your legal rights. Below are a few simple yet key steps to take following a slip and fall accident:

  1. Seek immediate medical treatment: After any accident, your health is the top priority. Even if you feel fine, seek medical treatment as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

  2. Take pictures: Photograph any hazards that contributed to your fall. Taking pictures will help accurately assign responsibility to the negligent party down the road.

  3. Report the Fall: Make sure you report the fall to the property owner and tell them what caused you to fall and obtain an incident report if available.

  4. Gather witness information: Ask for the contact information of anybody who witnessed your fall.

  5. Contact a slip and fall lawyer: During a free consultation, our lawyers may be able to assess if your case is worth pursuing, and provide you with legal guidance.

In Alberta, you generally have up to two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim, or your right to file a claim is lost forever. There are often other important deadlines or limitations before that two-year mark, so it is best to consult an injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact our Lethbridge Slip and Fall Lawyers Today

If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, Litco Law’s Lethbridge slip and fall lawyers are available to talk to you, free of charge. Our consultations are completely free, and there is zero obligation to hire us after.

If you decide to let us help you with your claim, we do not get paid unless and until you do, and we will cover your disbursements while the claim is ongoing. Get all your slip and fall claim questions answered by a lawyer, for free – contact us today to book your consultation.

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    IMPORTANT! If you agree to an insurance company’s settlement offer, you give up your legal right to pursue a personal injury claim. It is best to assess the full extent of your injuries and how they will affect your life before you accept an offer. Please note that you have a maximum of two years from the date of the accident to file an injury claim in Alberta.

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