Red Deer Slip and Fall Lawyers

Slip and fall accidents are especially common in Alberta due to slippery conditions during the winter months. Whether the cause was a patch of ice or a wet floor in a grocery store, these incidents can affect people of any age and fitness level. Depending on the circumstances, a slip and fall can cause long-lasting injuries with significant impacts on a person’s day-to-day life. 

If your slip and fall accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for the cost of medical bills, loss of income, and more. An injury claim can be vital towards supporting your recovery. At Litco Law, our pricing is organized such that you don’t pay us anything until your claim is resolved, so you do not have to worry about costly legal bills during your claim.

Whether you are considering filing a slip and fall claim or have been denied coverage by an insurance company, our slip and fall lawyers at Litco Law in Red Deer may be able to help. Our team of lawyers has been helping clients across Alberta get the compensation they deserve since 1976. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall incident, contact us today for a free consultation.

Common Types of Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

The kinds of injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident vary depending on many different factors. Some injuries may be mild, resulting in a relatively minor shift to a person's day-to-day life for a temporary period. Other injuries may be severely impairing, with ongoing impacts on a person's physical, mental, and financial state.

Common injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident include:

  • Fractures. Otherwise known as broken bones or bone bruises, bone fractures are the most common type of injury resulting from a fall.

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Often a result of a blow or jolt to the head or body, these injuries can have life-altering effects. For more information, check out A Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury Claims on our blog.

  • Sprains and Strains. These injuries are often seen in the ankles and wrists, typically from a person trying to break their fall.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries. Examples include bruises, torn ligaments, muscle strains, etc.

  • Hip Fractures. Especially common among older adults, these injuries can be very serious and may require surgery.

  • And more.

These are only some of the life-changing injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, it will not cost you anything to speak with our legal team. Consults are always free. We are here to provide legal insight and support. If a claim is not in your best interests, we will tell you. Contact us today to book a free consultation and see what financial support you may be eligible to receive.

How Does the Legal Process Work for Slip and Fall Accident Claims?

Every case is different, and the progress of your slip and fall accident claim will vary depending on many different factors. However, a typical process may involve the following steps:

Information Gathering. If it is safe to do so, it may be in your best interest to record as much information as possible at the site of the accident. Take pictures of where it happened and what it was that made you fall, such as a wet floor or loose flooring. Try to record the contact details of anyone who was present at the accident.

Seek Medical Help. If you sustained injuries, make sure you receive the medical attention you need. Even if you feel fine or believe your injuries may heal themselves, it is important to see a doctor. Some symptoms take time to reveal themselves, and having a clear medical record can help to strengthen your slip and fall claim.

Talk to a Lawyer. A lawyer with experience settling slip-and-fall cases may be able to explain your rights and help you obtain compensation. A lawyer may clarify what happened, gather evidence such as video surveillance from the area, get statements from witnesses, and obtain records on how the property was maintained.

Making Your Claim: If your injuries were caused by a property owner’s failure to maintain their property to a reasonable standard of safety, they may be liable. Your lawyer might notify the property’s insurance company about your claim, providing them with details about the accident and how your injuries have affected you, including the costs (e.g. medical bills, lost wages) you have incurred. With personal injury claims such as a slip and fall, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning you have two years after the accident to file a claim.

Working Out a Deal: It is rare for a slip-and-fall case to go to court. Your lawyer will likely be able to work out a deal with the property's insurance company in the litigation, questioning, or mediation stages of your claim.

Settling in Court: It is unlikely that your slip and fall case will end up in court. In the rare case that it does, your lawyer will present the evidence of your case to a judge or jury, and they will decide how much compensation you should receive. 

Settling: The case ends when you get a deal from the insurance company, or the court decides on your compensation. You may be able to receive compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages

  • Pain and suffering

  • Property damage

  • Medical expenses

  • Out-of-pocket expenses

  • Attendant care

  • And more

Whether you are considering filing a claim or just want to find out what financial compensation you may be entitled to receive, a consultation with a lawyer may answer your questions. Our Red Deer slip and fall lawyers understand the process of working with insurance companies, and the nuances of negotiating the settlement you deserve.

Contact Our Red Deer Slip and Fall Lawyers Today

When you work with Litco Law, you get a caring team dedicated to helping you on your road to recovery. If there is anything we can do to make your life easier, we will endeavour to do it. Working with a Red Deer slip and fall lawyer means having the support of a compassionate team that prioritizes your best interests. Contact us today to set up a free 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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