Abbotsford Slip and Fall Lawyer

Accidental falls are among the most common causes of injuries in Canada. When someone else’s negligence causes those accidents, the Abbotsford slip and fall lawyers at Preszler Law provide legal representation to help injured parties recover fair compensation for the damages they have sustained.

Our dedicated lawyers connect our clients with the best regional medical care as part of our overall service in helping slip and fall victims and their families get their lives back on track after a serious injury.

If you have suffered a slip and fall injury and the financial strains of medical bills, lost wages, and other losses are threatening to overwhelm you, a slip and fall lawyer at our firm can evaluate the circumstances of your accident and guide you step-by-step through the legal process.

When Is Someone Else Responsible For Injuries In A Slip And Fall Case?

Property owners and managers must use reasonable care to keep their premises free and clear of debris and dangerous conditions that might lead to an accident. The extent of that duty varies with the status of the person who was injured while on the property. A property owner owes a higher degree of care, for example, to a person who is invited or allowed to be on the property than to a trespasser.

If a visitor or guest does suffer an injury on someone else’s property, the owner’s responsibility for the financial burden imposed by that injury will further depend on:

  • How long the dangerous condition was present when the visitor or guest was injured;
  • Whether the owner had policies or procedures to identify and remediate any hazards;
  • If a legitimate excuse existed for the dangerous condition (g. construction conditions, wet floors from regular cleaning, etc.);
  • If the owner provided ample warnings of any hazards, and whether the injured party ignored those warnings;
  • Whether lighting on the property was sufficient to enable guests or visitors to identify hazards.

How Long Can You Wait Before You Pursue A Negligent Party for Financial Compensation?

In Abbotsford and the rest of British Columbia, you have two years from the date of the discovery of your injuries to file a slip and fall claim against a commercial or private property owner. The deadline is substantially shorter for claims against municipalities and government bodies. Before filing those claims, an injured party will often be required to provide written notice of an intent to file a claim against the municipality that owned or controlled the property where the injury occurred.

If you do not start your claim within the applicable periods, you can lose your right to pursue financial recovery from a negligent property owner. To prevent any impairment of your rights, call an Abbotsford slip and fall lawyer as soon as you can after you are injured.

Find A Slip And Fall Lawyer That Will Listen To You

Since 1959, Preszler Law has represented injured parties in claims against negligent property owners. Our mission is to create an environment of open communication with our clients and to provide compassionate, client-friendly service that cuts through the complexity and confusion of filing a lawsuit.

When you suffer a slip and fall injury, the negligent party’s insurance company will often contact you quickly to settle your claims at an amount that will fall far short of reimbursing you for all of your expenses. Call Preszler Law before you agree to any insurance company offers. Our slip and fall law firm will treat your claims with the respect and dedication that you deserve.

We represent injured parties throughout Abbotsford, B.C.

When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should not have to worry about incurring bills for legal services on top of your medical expenses. Preszler Law always offers free initial consultations to answer your questions and to explain your options. If we accept your case and you retain us, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, and you will pay no upfront costs or fees for our services. We will earn our fees when we recover compensation for you.

Please call us today to schedule an appointment. We have seven offices in British Columbia, including our Abbotsford office in Suite 300 at 34334 Forrest Terrace.