Personal Injury LawSlip and Fall Lawyer in Barrie

Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you could still get hurt due to someone else’s negligence. In fact, accidents like slip and falls and trip and falls are very common. These types of accidents can lead to serious injuries. The bad news is some of these injuries can cause lifelong or long-term impairments. But you can do something to protect your rights and financial compensation. You can hire an experienced lawyer at Lemieux Litigation to help fight for your rights while pursuing a claim. The earlier you seek a lawyer, the better chance you have to get compensation.

While a lawyer can help you with your claim, you need to perform the following steps immediately after the accident in order to collect the pertinent pieces of evidence:

  1. Take Photographs

Keep in mind that there are some circumstances that caused your accident that may change within a few minutes, hours, or days. Taking photographs of the evidence will help your case. You can take some close-up shots of what caused your accident, such as uneven pavement, spilled liquids, or ice patches.

  1. Gather Witness Information

Collect the names and contact information of the individuals who witnessed your accident. This may include individuals who provided you with help or assistance at the site.

  1. Preserve Your Footwear

It is necessary for you to preserve the footwear you wore at the time of the accident. Your footwear can be essential evidence for winning your claim. You should also take photographs of your footwear from different angles, most importantly the soles.

  1. Provide Notice

You should provide notice to the at-fault party. For example, make sure you provide written notice to the at-fault party in as little as 10 days for City sidewalk falls. That way, you can be sure that you have a strong fight for claiming your compensation and recovery from the accident.

What Are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?
  • Wet or oily surfaces
  • Occasional spills
  • Weather hazards (unsalted ice)
  • Loose, unanchored rugs or mats
  • Flooring or other walking surfaces that do not have the same degree of traction in all areas
What Are Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents?
  • Uneven or damaged walking surfaces
  • Potholes
  • Obstructed views
  • Poor lighting
  • Debris left in a walkway
  • Wrinkled rugs or mats
  • Uncovered cables
  • Handrail defect

Claiming compensation due to your accident related injuries and impairments can be a complex process. You need to be aware that the property and/or business owner is responsible in the event of negligence on their part. And, in filing a successful claim, you need to meet all the strict legal requirements and applicable time limitations. Therefore, it is important that you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

There are several forms of financial compensation you may eligible for, such as:

  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Occupational training
  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Self-care and caregiver

Take note that the type and level of compensation you may be eligible for will be based on the individual circumstances.

If you have been involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident which resulted in personal injury, you should contact the experienced lawyers at Lemieux Litigation with offices in Barrie, Ontario for a better understanding of your case and to know your next steps. If you are suffering from serious injuries, or hospitalization, we have the willingness to visit and see you. We offer certified specialist advice, with a proven track record of success at Trial. We serve clients in all of Simcoe County including Barrie, Innisfil, Orillia, Midland, and Alliston, as well as Bradford, Newmarket, Collingwood, and surrounding areas.

At Lemieux Litigation we will not ask for any upfront fees. You only pay us if we win your case. ‘No win, no pay lawyers.’

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