If you or a loved one have been in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation by the owner of the premises. The owner is responsible for keeping his or her property in a safe condition at all times. This includes keeping the grounds clean of any ice patches, snow or sleet, or any water or oil spills that could be a potential hazard to a pedestrian on their path through the premises. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, landlord, tenant, or occupant of the property. Take care of your injuries and consult with an experienced premises liability lawyer who can help you highlight the important strengths and weaknesses of your case.
In order to get compensated for a slip and fall injury, you need to be able to prove the property owner’s liability. This means you should be able to show how the property owner neglected to keep their premises safe and explain how this negligence caused your accident directly. This could include proving that the owner created, knew, or should have known about dangerous conditions that create hazards for the pedestrians walking around said property. If the owner did not make any effort to warn pedestrians, or create a safe walking environment, then they may certainly be help accountable.
After you have been injured in a slip and fall, make sure to file a report of the accident with the police. This will ensure that there’s a public record of the injury and the location of the negligence. You may want to talk to any eye witnesses who can validate the accident and add any important information that can help your case. Taking pictures of the scene will give your premises liability lawyer evidence that can be used to shine a light on the negligence of the property owner.
What Damages Can I Get From A Slip and Fall Accident?
You may be aware that you are eligible for compensation on your medical bills, doctor co-pays, and any prescription medication ordered by your doctor. But did you know that you may also be entitled to be compensated for any past or future income loss due to your accident. Including any psychological help for post-traumatic stress, anxiety or depression, as well as any home service or care accessed during the time of recovery. Make sure you speak to a personal injury lawyer to have your case assessed for any and all damages that you may be eligible to have compensated. You can do so by scheduling a free consultation.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Settlement?
It is important to know that you have two years from the date of your slip and fall accident to file a personal injury claim and begin litigation of the property owner. If the property was municipal, or belongs to a government entity, which includes roads and sidewalks, you will only have ten days to commence your litigation. On average, a standard slip and fall case could resolve within three years or less.
There are a few factors that can affect how long it would take your specific case to resolve. Some factors that could add complexity to your case include the number of parties being litigated and the expectations of both parties. Your premises liability lawyer can help you limit these complicating factors and offer a projection for the possible length of your case.
How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
The trusted personal injury lawyers at McKiggan Hebert Lawyers can take your slip and fall case on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that no upfront cost will be billed to you until your case is settled. We only get paid at the end of your lawsuit, if we are successful in recovering money for you. Additionally, we offer a free consultation at no cost to you.
Schedule A Free Consultation With McKiggan Hebert Lawyers
Have you been injured on another person’s property in Halifax? If so, you need to seek legal representation from the skilled and experienced premises liability lawyers at McKiggan Hebert. Our personal injury attorneys in Halifax have years of experience helping the injured win compensation in premises liability cases. Let us use our extensive experience, resources, and knowledge to help you secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more about how we can help you reach the best possible outcome in your case.